Hot Tub Time Machine

Inspired by the Up-to-Date, a WWI-era cocktail, this drink becomes a warming after-ski treat with the addition of spicy Orangerie.

Hot Tub Time Machine

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  • For Ginger Simple Syrup:

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    large piece ginger, cut into thin rounds

  • For Cocktail:

  • 2

    ounces Orangerie

  • ½

    ounce Amontillado Sherry

  • ½

    ounce ginger simple syrup (see above)

  • 1

    dash Angostura bitters

  • ice

  • one or two

    large ice cubes

  • orange slice, for garnish


To Make Ginger Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add ginger and return to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, let cool and refrigerate. To Make Cocktail: Stir Orangerie, Amontillado Sherry, ginger simple syrup and Angostura bitters in a shaker full of ice. Strain into a tumbler over large ice cubes. Garnish with an orange slice.


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