Posts Tagged ‘ted kilgore’

Two Legendary Bastards from St. Louis

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

 

Two Legendary Bastards from St. Louis,

Ted Kilgore and Matt Seiter by Name

have talked me into flying to St. Louis for what they assure me is a good cause, and they’ve promised me a good time, too. We’ll see how big their Bastard status if after it’s all over . . .

Anyway, if you’re going to be anywhere near St. Louis, MO, on June 10, this might be a good way to kill some time.

 

 

 

Here are the details:

The Ideal Cocktail Party, celebrating the 100th anniversary of “The Ideal Bartender” book by St. Louis’s own Tom Bullock.

June 10th, 6 pm till 10 pm at Planter’s House $65 Sponsored by William Grant & Sons

Featuring Book author, Celebrity Bartender, gaz regan, 18 new cocktails from 9 St. Louis cocktail bars, and the local St. Louis Bartenders Guild. Planter’s House food, live music featuring Miss Jubilee and Steve Ewing. Partial proceeds will go to St. Louis Metro Market.

The line up of spirits used for cocktails includes:  Hendricks Gin, Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequilia, Balvinie Scotch, Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Hudson Whiskey, Flor de Cana Rum, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, and more.

Participating bars:  Planter’s House, BC’s Kitchen, Frazer’s, Taste, Randolfi’s, Retreat, Mission, The Preston, Eclipse and the St.Louis Bartenders Guild.

Date and Time: Sat, June 10, 2017; 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Location: Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

Click HERE to purchase tickets

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101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Devil’s Soul by Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis, MO.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Devil’s Soul

Adapted from a recipe by Ted Kilgore, Taste, St. Louis, MO.

“This drink falls into the category I like to call short and evil. Created for Halloween.” Ted Kilgore.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Rittenhouse rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) Sombra mezcal

15 ml (.5 oz) Averna amaro

7.5 ml (.25 oz) St. Germain

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Aperol

1 orange twist, as garnish

Stir over ice for 30 to 45 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe. Flame the twist over the drink, then add as garnish.
gaz sez: Yet again Ted Kilgore, the Crazy Bastard from Missouri, put together ingredients that absolutely positively do not belong in the same glass. And yet again he’s come up with a fabulous drink. Well done, Ted. You Crazy Bastard.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year’s list.

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Click HERE to order the Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2012.

 

 

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In a Pickle by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

This is one of 2011’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

Click HERE to submit your recipe for a chance to be included in next year’s list.

Click HERE to order 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Click HERE to order the Annual Manual for Bartenders: 2012.

In a Pickle by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO

Adapted from a recipe by Ted Kilgore, Taste by Niche,Saint Louis,MO.

“I created this cocktail because I had a guest request something that tasted like a pickle. It then became my best-selling cocktail.” Ted Kilgore.

2 cucumber slices

1 small dill sprig

45 ml (1.5 oz) Hendrick’s gin

15 ml (.5 oz) Velvet Falernum

15 ml (.5 oz)St.Germain

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lime juice

1 cucumber slice, as garnish

1 small dill sprig, as garnish

Muddle the cucumber and dill in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds and strain into an ice-filled highball glass (I use one large cube). Rub the rim of the glass with the cucumber slice, then lay the cucumber gently on top of the drink. “Spank” the dill sprig, then set it on top of the cucumber slice. Serve with a short straw and an impish grin.

gaz sez:  Ted’s my favorite crazy bastard bartender.  There, I’ve said it.  What impresses me most about his drinks is his flexibility.  Most of his creations tend toward the strong, Manhattan-like twists on classics, though he takes the twists to extremes at times.  Then, when you’re least expecting it, he comes up with a dainty little number like this drink, and the cocktail turns out to be as smooth as a finely-tuned Harley.  Let’s say that this is Ted showing us his feminine side, huh?

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