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Stylish Cocktails

We're Falling in Love with these Gorgeous Nut-Inspired Libations

During her years of working as a bartender and cocktail consultant in Oklahoma City, Julia McLish noticed that it was difficult to find specialty cocktail supplies locally. In 2018, she opened Barkeep, with the intent of providing cocktail tools, ingredients, drinkware and accessories to both professionals and home cocktail enthusiasts alike. There is also a full bar, so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop. If you want to impress the guests at your next cocktail party, McLish also offers cocktail classes. 

We stopped in to sample some delicious cocktails featuring the flavors of hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and pecans, as well as scope out the specialty ingredients and tools available in the shop. We enjoyed them so much we couldn't help but ask for the recipes to share. 

 

Charlie Don't Surf

  • 1 1/2 ounces Plantation Dark Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Trader Vic's Macadamia Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce coconut lime cordial
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Macadamia nuts, for garnish

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass over crushed ice and garnish with a lime wheel and shaved macadamia nuts.

Products available in-store: 

  • Angostura Aromatic Bitters, $16
  • Coco Lopez, $6
  • Toadhouse Ceramics local handmade Tiki mug, $45
  • Bar tools: shaking tin, Hawthorne strainer, jigger

Hazelnut Sour:

  • 2 ounces Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Pink House Alchemy Hazelnut Syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 raw egg white

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients into a shaker. "Dry shake" without ice until incorporated. Add ice, then shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with bitters art.

Products available in-store:

  • Pink House Alchemy Syrups, $15
  • Cocktail Kingdom coupe glass
  • Bar tools: shaking tin, Hawthorne strainer, jigger

Nut Brown Hare:

  • 2 ounces Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
  • 1/4 ounce Montenegro Amaro
  • 1/4 ounce El Guapo Creole Orgeat Spiced Pecan Syrup
  • 1/2 dropper of Winship's Cafe y Chicory Bitters

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and an orange expression twist.

Products available in-store:

  • El Guapo Syrups, $16
  • Winship's Bitters, $8
  • Cocktail Emporium Gem tumbler, $8
  • Bar tools: mixing glass, bar spoon, julep strainer

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