Last week, we introduced a new concept: cocktails tailored toward the designers among us. This week, we’re at it again, taking more barroom staples and pushing up the contrast to bring them onto the palette of those whose days are spent obsessing over typography, color schemes, and composition.
Our resident mixologist, Tim Littlefield, hit us back with three more cocktails to add to our previous trio. Try fixing these up to sip by your desk (after-hours, of course), or in the company of like-minded friends. Just don’t stare at those gifs too long after you’ve started drinking.
Long Island Iced T-Square
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Gin
1 oz Whiskey
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
6 Mint Leaves
3 Basil Leaves
Muddle the berries and leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the remaining ingredients, and vigorously shake. Strain into a tall, ice-filled glass and top with club soda. While clean, simple design is popular for a reason, there’s something to be said for work incorporating numerous elements that still act harmoniously together. Like this drink, the whole is more than the sum of its parts.
RGB (Rum and Ginger Beer)
1 1/2 oz Smith and Cross Navy Strength Rum
4 oz Maine Root Ginger Brew (or to taste)
Fill Collins glass with ice and build in the order of the ingredients listed. Stir. Garnish with mint sprig, and shake three dashes of bitters on top. Some know this concoction as a Dark and Stormy, so this one is dedicated to the use of controlled chaos in design. From movie posters to video-game ads, there are many instances when embracing turmoil can have captivating results.
Hex on the Beach
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Liqueur
2 oz Grapefruit Juice
2 oz Passion Fruit Cocktail
½ oz Lemon Juice
Pour ingredients into ice-filled rocks glass and stir to combine. This one is about as sweet as they come. Perfect for when you’re trying to convey a bright, sugary tone, without slipping in the realm of the saccharine.
Check back for more Cocktails for the Design-Minded next week!
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Do you have an idea for a design-inspired concoction of your own? Raise your glass and tell us in the comments, below.