Charles Joly mixes up original cocktails

December 28, 2010 10:44:16 AM PST
Recently named ''America's Best Bartender,'' Charles Joly is a lifelong industry professional in the Chicago area.

He received this title along with $100,000 from NBC's reality show "On The Rocks." He's currently Chief Mixologist of the Drawing Room and Executive General Manager for Three Headed Productions.

Joly stopped by the ABC7 Chicago studio to whip up a few of his original cocktails as well as some influential classics.

The Guild Meeting
(Original punch)
2 oz. Vanilla Sugar, muddled with 6 pieces orange peel
14 oz. brewed strong chai tea
4 oz. orange juice
2 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. Canton ginger liqueur
2 oz. Drambuie
5 oz. Rittenhouse 100

The Sun Also Rises
(Original cocktail)
3-4 oz. champagne (prosecco or cava work as well)
1/4 oz. North Shore Absinthe Sirene
3/4 oz. Plymouth Sloe Gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
3 dashes of Peychaud's bitters
Glass: Champagne flute

Pour champagne into flute. In a mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain slowly into champagne flute. Top with Peychaud's.

Greystone
(Original cocktail)
2 oz. Don Q Anejo
1/8 allspice dram
1.5 Seedling Farms cider
1 lime juice
1/4 simple syrup
Shaken, roll w/ ginger beer
Collins glass
Nutmeg
Date skewer

Tom & Jerry
(Classic holiday drink)
1 1/2 oz. Batter
1.5 Pierre Ferrand Ambre congac
5 oz. hot milk or water
Footed coffee glass
Cinnamon/Nutmeg grated

Batter:
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 oz. Black Strap Rum
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, grated
1/4 teaspoon allspice, ground
Pinch, cream de tartar

Separate yolks and whites, beat well in separate bowls. Whip spice, sugar and rum into yolks. Combine all ingredients and beat to batter consistency. Date and keep.

More on Charles Joly
(RELEASE) Charles Joly is a lifelong industry professional in the Chicago area. As Chief Mixologist of the Drawing Room and Executive General Manager for Three Headed Productions, Joly has opened and overseen seven venues and has developed one of the most respected beverage programs in the nation.

Focusing on a balance between influential classics and seasonal original cocktails, the evolving menu presents a glimpse of mixology in the 21st century. As an active USBG member, Joly has competed in some of the most prestigious cocktail competitions both nationally and globally; earning multiple wins including Vinos de Jerez and NBC's "On the Rocks."

In 2008, Angel's Share Mixology was developed to serve as consultancy to on-premise operators, spirit companies and events for the public. While continuing his education, Joly has completed the most advanced courses available through both the USBG and the BAR program in New York.


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