Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Coaster 2 Coaster: The Missouri Cocktail

Welcome, everyone! 

We're so glad you're here.
We've been busy bees, working on something VERY exciting.
After a month and a half of hard work, brainstorming, head-stratching, internal screaming, and spreadsheet organizing, we're happy to finally introduce you to our new series:

*drum roll, please*

Coaster 2 Coaster

 What is Coaster2Coaster you may ask? Well it’s an exploration of cocktails from C2C.

No, really...

It’s a series of cocktails created exclusively by AMAZING bloggers from all 50 states ­(including our nation's capital, Washington D.C.). We wanted to know what flavors inspire people around the country. We wanted them to create a drink that says "man, oh man, this is soooooo Colorado" (or Kansas, or Utah... you get the picture).

Altogether, we're presenting you 51 cocktails.

Today, we kick off our series with a state that we've both called home: 


We came up with many ideas when trying out recipes that represent Missouri. One thing we both agreed upon immediately was that it had to include a Boulevard beer in some way.

If you're not familiar with Boulevard, you're missing out. It's a Kansas City staple; a brand that we love and are loyal to. 
Call us biased, but try it for yourself. We highly recommend the Tank 7, Boulevard Wheat and KC Pils.

Our inspiration sourced from finding this recipe for the Missouri Mule cocktail. Legend says it was created for Harry S. Truman, who also called Missouri home.

Then came the time to experiment. 

We sat down one night with a few different Boulevard beers and tweaked the recipe to fit our taste buds and vision for the Missouri Cocktail.

It’s refreshing, flavorful, and pairs GREAT with barbecue. 

Which is basically essential for this cocktail. There's nothing like KC BBQ.

Now for the recipe: 

1 shot of Laird's AppleJack
1 shot of Lemon Juice
1/2 shot of Campari (we used Aperol, a Campari alternative)
1/2 shot of Triple Sec

Pour these ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, Shake, Shake. Strain over ice. 
Top off with 1/2 - 3/4 of a bottle of Boulevard Wheat. 

Last but not least:

Purses down, bottoms up!

Our next cocktail, representing Rhode Island, will be up on Thursday. 

P.S.: We're still looking for a few more states to contribute to our Coaster 2 Coater series. 
Comment below with your state and blog if you may be interested in being a part of C2C! 


C & J