Refreshing Cocktail Recipes with Local Ingredients

Refreshing Cocktail Recipes with Local Ingredients

Summer-time weather calls for something to sip on.  Here we are sharing two recipes created by Andy's bar at the Fairmont Hotel.  These were developed for a past event and with our partnership, they used Steel City Salts as ingredients.  Plus we're sharing more ways to make your beverage a local champ.

Himalayan Pink Salt Paloma

For this beverage we are swapping traditional tequila for a PA made agave spirit.  Grab a local Red Ribbon mixer from your favorite bottle shop or grocery store.  And represent the burgh with a shaker of Steel City Salt, which is a staple for any kitchen cupboard.

1.5 oz New Liberty Distillery Cradle of Liberty - Agave Spirit

1.5 oz Grapefruit Juice

4 oz Red Ribbon Bitter Lemon or Seltzer for a low sugar option

Steel City Salt Company Pink Himalayan Sea Salt  

Run a grapefruit slice along the rim of a cocktail glass.  Dip half of the rim into Pink Himalayan sea salt.

Add the tequila and the grapefruit juice to the glass.  Fill with ice.  Top with soda.

Garnish with a grapefruit slice.


Maple Jalapeno Whiskey Sour

When Pittsburghers think of whiskey they think of Wigle, here we've chosen their version with the most city pride, their City of Champions Bourbon.  There are many local operations producing pure maple syrup all over Pennsylvania, shop for yours at a farmers market or store like Wild Purveyors.  And keep things spicy with Steel City Salt Co's Maple Jalapeno blend.

2 oz Wigle Whiskey City of Champions Bourbon

3/4 oz Maple Syrup 

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1 Egg White

Pinch Steel City Salt Company Maple Jalapeno Salt

Shake the egg white by itself, without ice for 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks form.  Add all other ingredients, including the salt pinch, and ice to the shaker.  Shake for 30 seconds.  

Strain into a glass (up or on the rocks, your choice).

Sprinkle with another pinch of maple jalapeno salt.


Thirsty for more local drink recipes?  Check out our Salt Stack that comes with three recipes created by our neighborhood bar, the Summit.

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