Six cocktails you can drink from a flask, a jar or a bottle

We follow the experts’ recommendations to prepare cocktails directly in your flask, pitcher or bottle. Follow the steps here!

Via Wine Enthusiast

 

Night Tripper

Courtesy of Chris Hannah co-owner of the Jewel of the South bar in New Orleans.

Ingredients

45ml of bourbon

22 ml of amaro like Averna or Ramazotti

7.5 ml of Strega liquor

2 dash of bitter Peychaud Bitters

Orange or lemon peel for the garnish.

Preparation

Add all the ingredients except the citrus peel in the flask. Shake briefly to mix. Taste from the flask or serve in a rock glass over a large ice cube. Wrap the orange or lemon in the neck of the flask before tasting to release the aromatic essences and discard.

 

 

Grilled Orange Cobbler

Adapted from the book Camp Cocktails by Emily Vikre (Harvard Common Press, 2020)

Ingredients

2 orange slices

1 and 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

180 ml of wine

Optional: fruit for decoration

Preparation

Cook the oranges on a grill for 3 minutes or until marks appear. Turn and cook for 3 more minutes. Stir and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Place the oranges in a cup. Add sugar and mash gently to dissolve the sugar in the juice. Add wine and a good scoop of ice or small ice cubes. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients and ice from top to bottom for about 20 seconds.

 

 

Old Manhattan Flask

Courtesy of Nathaniel Smith, bar manager, Travail Collective, Minneapolis

Ingredients

60 ml rye

30 ml of Cocchi Barolo Chinato or Soft Vermouth

2 dash of bitter Angostura

1 dash of bitter Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters

Preparation

Add all the ingredients plus 15 ml of water in a stainless steel flask. It can be tasted immediately or aged for two weeks. Drink directly from the flask or pour the contents into a rock glass over a large piece of ice.

 

 

Moon Over Pontchartrain

Cocktail by Sierra Kirk, bar manager, Hale Pele, Portland and adapted from Flask: 41 Portable Cocktails to Drink Anywhere by Sarah Baird (Chronicle Books, 2019)

Ingredients

52 ml aged rum

52 ml of Cocchi Vermouth Torino

52 ml of Cynar

1/2 tbsp Angostura® bitters

Preparation

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir until evenly mixed and pour into a flask with a funnel.

 

 

Campari Sun

From Will Abner, for SpringHouse, Alexander City, Alabama.

Ingredients

1 350 ml bottle of Miller High Life or any other American lager

15 ml of Campari

45 ml grapefruit juice

Open the bottle and drink about 60 ml. Add Campari and finish with grapefruit juice.

 

 

Mason Jar Caipirinha

Courtesy of Ivy Mix, co-owner and head bartender of Leyenda, Brooklyn.

Ingredients

1/2 green lemon

1 coffee spoon well stacked with sugar

60 ml of cachaça

Preparation

Add the lemon and the sugar in the jar. Use a pestle to crush the ingredients and extract the juice. Add cachaça and a good dose of ice. Seal the jug well and shake to mix the ingredients well and cool. Drink directly from the pitcher.

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.