Today's featured Mixologist is Cody Goldstein, founder of Muddling Memories, a cocktail/bar consulting firm in NYC.
Cody was nominated as one of 2015's Best Bartenders by Timeout New York and has had his recipes featured in leading national publications, including: Town & Country, Huffington Post, and Eater, among others.
In addition to creating unique recipes, like the one below, Cody's work has been published in multiple books including: HICKORY DAIQUIRI DOCK: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist, published in 2014 by Running Press and GONE WITH THE GIN: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist, to be released in October.
Wanting to bring the best elements of the great outdoors to the glass, Cody created the Outdoorsman Cocktail. Featuring Bache-Gabrielsen VSOP Natur & Eleganse, the masculine spirit with a fruit forward elegance, The Outdoorsman is a fragrant and flavorful masculine beverage.
The Outdoorsman Cocktail
2 parts Bache-Gabrielsen VSOP Natur & Eleganse
½ part honey-ginger syrup
½ part lime juice
½ part blood orange juice
Splash of mineral water
Flamed lemon and orange twist
Smoked salt for garnish
Rim half the lip of a rocks glass with a lemon wedge and dip into smoked salt. Add ice to the glass and set aside. Combine Bache-Gabrielsen VSOP, honey-ginger syrup, blood orange and lime juices into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain over one large “rock” of ice. Flame a lemon and orange twist over drink and skewer for garnish. Top with a splash of mineral water and serve. Optional: use blood orange soda as an alternative to the blood orange juice + mineral water.