Cen-Tex found his way to Santa Cruz CA today in a strange twist of fate. Working in San Jose Tomorrow but took the road less traveled to hang out with the weirdos....and there were many. Of course found a killer spot for dinner and cocktails and went off the grid for a few hours at Natural Bridges Park at the beach.
Anyhow, ate at this place called Oswald. really good spot and Hans, the German Mixologist behind the bar rolled this little gem out for me:
1oz bourbon (I prefer Woodford)
Locally sourced orange fig bitters (lady who made it was sitting next to me at the bar- her contact info is included in the post)
muddled black Cardamom (Indian Spice found at indian groceries and critical to this recipe)
splash of Ginger Beer
Splash of Anchor Steam (Beer)
This was ridiculous. I know it's a crazy drink but that is exactly why I posted it. This is a "blow your mind" summer cocktail for guests. We're (this forum) always looking for weird and unique stuff to look cool in front of others and this was exactly that.
(If you think this should be in "off topic" then so be it. Sorry)