By: Anna Stone, Beverage Manager, Mohonk Mountain House
Each month, Mohonk bartenders compete to create a specialty craft cocktail for the resort. They are given one key ingredient, or theme, which must be featured in their seasonal creations. This month’s theme was “Refreshing Beer Cocktails” A select group of lucky Mohonk employees get to taste, discuss, and vote on the winning “Cocktail of the Month,” which can be enjoyed by guests in the Carriage Lounge among a variety of hyper-local draft beers and New York spirits.
Don’t Call It a Comeback
A Mohonk classic returns! By swapping out a splash of Champagne for a half-pint of crisp, local Kolsch, this fruity, herbaceous, cocktail becomes a refreshing beertail.
By Abe Kim
7 Basil leaves
1/2 ounce Lemon juice
1/2 ounce Simple syrup
1/2 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur
1 3/4 ounces Hendrick’s Gin
1 Kold One Kolsch
Muddle berries and basil. Add ice and other ingredients except beer. Shake well. Double strain into beer glass. Top with Kolsch. For garnish, add basil and blueberry skewer.
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