101 Best New Cocktails: Stache by Charles Joly, World-Class Bartender of the Year, 2014

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 8th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014


Charles Joly, World-Class Bartender of the Year, 2014

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60 ml (2 oz) Bulleit Rye or Bourbon whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) St. George Spirits Spiced Pear LiqueurStache

30 ml (1 oz) fresh squeezed lemon juice, (strain out pulp)

22.5 ml (.75 oz) cinnamon honey syrup*

one egg white

Angostura bitters, as an aromatic garnish

Combine whiskey, pear liqueur, lemon juice, honey syrup and egg white in a shaker tin. Dry shake, without ice, to combine all the ingredients (This will help build up a nice froth). Add ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a few drops of bitters on top. Take a big sip and give yourself a little cocktail “Stache”.

*Cinnamon Honey Syrup

Warm 120 ml (4 oz) of water in a pot. Add 120 ml (4 oz) of honey and stir until dissolved (do not boil).  Drop in 3 cinnamon sticks, cover and allow to steep for 20 minutes.  Strain and allow to cool. (When you’re not making cocktails- try a bit of this syrup in your tea as well!)

gaz sez:  I caught Charles mixing this drink on NBC’s Steve Harvey Show, and I contacted him (Charles, not Steve), immediately for the recipe.  It looked right up my alley.  I was right.  This is a fabulous quaff with a great Bulleit backbone.  They don’t call Charles World-Class for nothing!  For the record, Charles told me that Steve Harvey was a treat to work with, and I love hearing that about people whether they’re famous or not.  (And I believe that the name for this drink might have been in honor of Steve H’s upper-lip-hair!)

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