Cocktails for Independence Day: feat. Alex Dyzart, Venn Street Records

ByThe Cocktail Lovers

SHARE

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Portrait: Lawrence Watson

Two days before Independence Day and have we got a corker of a recipe for you. Or rather Alex Dyzart, Bar Manager from Venn Street Records has. He’s kept true to the good-times, music-led theme of his bar and created a drink that evokes the smells and tastes of what he considers to be truly American, and in particular, the holiday season: apple and pecan pies.

Which whiskey did you choose for your Independence Day cocktail and why?

I’ve gone for Gentleman Jack. It’s slightly more sophisticated than some of the other American whiskies but at the same time, it’s an approachable step-up for those who want to experiment a little bit more. It has an exciting, individual flavour profile which I really like – it’s very refined and works exceptionally well in this cocktail, although you could try it with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 if that’s what you prefer.

What independent touch have you added to your drink?

I’ve infused the Gentleman Jack with pecans and created an apple shrub spiced up with cinnamon and clove. As I wanted to evoke the sensation of fireworks for the 4th of July celebrations, I’ve also added some popping candy on the side.

Alex’s Independence Day cocktail:
Chevy to the Levy

50ml pecan infused Gentleman Jack
35ml spiced apple shrub (spiced with cinnamon and clove)
Topped with homemade sparkling Old Fashioned lemonade
Dehydrated apple slice and caramelised pecan to garnish
Optional side of popping candy

Method:
Shake pecan infused Gentleman Jack and spiced apple shrub over ice. Pour into a Collins glass and top with lemonade. Garnish with a dehydrated apple slice and caramelised pecan. Serve with popping candy on the side.

Make it yourself or even better, get Alex and his team to make it for you. Find it on the menu at the Venn Street Records, 78 Venn Street, London SW4 0BD. vennstreetrecords.com

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers

The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Be the first to hear the latest news, get sneaky peeks inside upcoming issues of The Cocktail Lovers magazine, receive special offers and lots more. (And we promise we won’t share your details with anyone else).

To get the latest copy of our gorgeous print magazine just click on the cover!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE MAGAZINE

The Cocktail Lovers magazine is packed with features, fashion, food, travel, interviews, news, recipes – all written from a cocktail lover’s perspective. Published four times a year, take your pick from the luxurious print edition or get your fix in the page-turning digital format – either way, it couldn’t be easier to start a subscription or order back issues. And why keep all the cocktail goodness to yourself? Share the love by setting up a gift subscription. We ship pretty much everywhere in the world, so we’ve got you covered. Start your subscription today!

The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 36 Cover
The_Cocktail_Lovers_Magazine_Issue_35_Cover
The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 36 Cover

JOIN us!

Join us at The Cocktail Lovers and be the first to hear the latest news, get our new magazine and receive specials offers. (And we don’t share your details with anyone else.)