By Evan Lambert
08/10/2012 at 04:00 PM EDT
From left: “Docks of New Orleans,” “Green Wave,” “Athletic Cooler”
Courtesy Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Don’t stress! With these gold, silver and bronze-themed cocktail recipes (provided by Hyatt Regency New Orleans), you can add to the USA’s medal count from the comfort of your home.
In fact, serve enough cocktails and become the Michael Phelps of bartenders!
Gold: “Docks of New Orleans”
• 2 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
• 2 oz fresh mango lemonade
• Ginger beer
• .25 oz Gosling’s Rum
Mix Sailor Jerry and lemonade in a tall glass, then top with Goslings and a splash of ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Silver: “Green Wave”
• 2 oz Absolut Vanilla
• 2 oz coconut water
• Simple syrup (1 part water : 1 part sugar)
Mix Absolut with coconut water in a tall glass, then add dash of syrup. Garnish with a lime wedge and sage leaf.
Bronze: “Athletic Cooler”
• Mint leaves
• 1 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon (or similar bourbon whiskey)
• .25 oz Green Chartreuse (or similar herbal liqueur)
• 1 oz ginger ale
• Club soda
Muddle mint leaves in bottom of tall glass, then add bourbon and herbal liqueur. Top with ginger ale, add a splash of soda and garnish with mint.