Must Mix: Sugar Hill Cocktail

Celebrate World Honey Bee Day on August 18th, 2018 with Catskill Provisions New York Honey Rye Whiskey.

In celebration of the Pollinator Partnership whose mission is to protect pollinators to ensure healthy ecosystems and food security, Catskill Provisions is teaming up with the female members of the New York Chilled 100 to mix-up some sexy and delicious cocktails with their New York Honey Rye Whiskey.

“After tasting Catskill Provisions’ Honey Rye Whiskey, I immediately fell in love with the product. It is well made and balanced, and the honey adds warmth and flavor without over sweetening the juice. It transported me back to Georgia, with notes of peach and white flowers. I named the drink for my favorite New York neighborhood, Sugar Hill. The rich history and progressive culture gives you a feeling of being at home, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I chose a floral component to accentuate the whiskey’s natural aromas, and to combine my Southern heritage with the exciting beauty of the city I now call home.”

Sugar Hill Cocktail

Sugar Hill Cocktail

Photo by Blake Jones @BlakeJones

Sugar Hill Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Catskill Provisions Honey Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Hibiscus Rose Syrup*
  • 1 Egg White

Preparation: Crack egg white into one side of shaker, set aside. Add remaining ingredients and shake together vigorously with ice. Strain into one side of shaker, dispose of ice andshake again without ice. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with Angostura bitters.

*Hibiscus Rose Syrup

Combine 3 oz. dried hibiscus flowers with 2 oz. dried rosehip. Add 1 cup Water and 1 cup Cane Sugar. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and stir to dissolve sugar. Let steep for 15 minutes, then strain and cool.


Meet Madison Burch

Chilled 100, New York

Raised in North Carolina, Madison began competing in the cocktail world in 2012 after relocating to Atlanta where she began an intense apprenticeship that honed her bartending skills. She went on to open and run several successful cocktail bars there.

After being accepted to the Cocktail Apprentice Program at Tales of the Cocktail in 2015, and again as a leader the following year, Madison relocated to New York City in 2016 to join the team at the NoMad Hotel. There she worked alongside some of the most inventive and skilled bartenders in the industry. She found herself frequenting the East Village and eventually fell in love with a small cocktail bar in the neighborhood, Holiday Cocktail Lounge, joining their team. She now slings drinks there full time and uses her free time to read anything she can get her hands on and spoil her cats rotten.

Madison Burch - Chilled 100 Member, New York

Madison Burch – Chilled 100 Member, New York

Photo by Blake Jones @BlakeJones