Whether you’re behind the stick at a high-volume bar or serving guests at a party, both speed and consistency are the key. Premixing and prediluting a large batch of cocktails is the answer to both. Once the batch is mixed and chilled, all you need to do is pour it into a glass.
Laura Newman, the beverage director at Queen’s Park in Birmingham, Alabama, contributed this large-format version of a Red Hook cocktail. It makes five servings—perfect for capping off a small dinner party or mixing on a Sunday evening to get you through a week’s worth of happy hours at home.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Make Your Bar More Sustainable and Profitable with Prediluted Cocktails.”
- 10 ounces Rittenhouse rye
- 2 1/2 ounces Punt e Mes
- 1 1/4 ounces Luxardo maraschino
- 1 3/4 ounces water
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir.
Pour into a large airtight container and refrigerate to chill.
To serve, pour into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.