101 Best New Cocktails: Jack and Ale Pie by Robert Merjavy, Kings Grill At The Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, April 11th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

Jack And Ale Pie

Robert Merjavy, Kings Grill At The Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

“Jack And Ale Pie is a drink for the men but drastically favorite by the women as it is enormously tasty. The only garnish acceptable for this beauty on the side with grated nutmeg is a home-made Jack Daniels No.7 infused baby steak & ale pie!!!

Weirdly delicious and highly recommended,  just make sure you know how to make a proper black peppercorn sauce though.”  Robert Merjavy

75 ml (2.5 oz)strong fine ale (such as Old Speckled Hen)Jack and Ale Pie

40 ml  (1.35 oz) Jack Daniels No.7

15 ml (.5 oz) good quality maple syrup

1 dash Angostura bitters

2 barspoons creamy black peppercorn sauce*

1 free range egg yolk

grated nutmeg and baby steak and ale pie, as garnishes

Combine all the ingredients, give it a good stir or dry shake, add ice and shake until cold, double strain into a nice half pint beer glass, dust with the nutmeg, and serve with a baby Jack Daniels infused steak and ale pie! Do not forget the napkin and fork! Always serve with a smile please…

* Creamy Black Peppercorn Sauce

2 tablespoons of black peppercorns

100ml good VS cognac (I’m using Courvoisier VS)

60 g butter

100 ml (3.4 oz) beef stock

60 ml (2 oz) double cream (use heavy cream if you can’t find double cream, though it’s not quite the same–gaz)

1 teaspoon of English mustard

Crush the peppercorns slightly and heat them up slightly in a saucepan, add and melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the brandy and ignite.  Allow the sauce to flame for about 5 seconds, then extinguish the flames, add the beef stock and English mustard and boil for 2 minutes.

Finally, add the cream and reduce the heat to medium. Heat through, but don’t allow the peppercorn sauce to boil, just reduce the sauce down slowly. Once the sauce is at your desired thickness, test for seasoning.

gaz sez:  I’m so happy to see Jack Daniel’s in a god recipe, and this drink really stands out, so I’m hoping you’ll try it.  It’s a shame that we don’t get double cream, to make the peppercorn sauce,  in the USA, but it will be a bigger shame if you let that stop you from making this baby.  As for the pie garnish, well, I made do without it!

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