Bottom Of The Barrel- David Bain

Last week we featured the first installment of our Bottom Of The Barrel Challenge- a collaborative effort between Two For The Bar, Joann Pai (of Acorn Mag) and our friendly, local bartenders (for further explanation, please see last week’s post).

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Photo by Joann Pai

Shaun Layton- our first participant- successfully concocted a most excellent cocktail featuring blue curçao. Shaun forwarded the challenge out of province to Alberta where Model Milk Bar Manager David Bain was called to create a cocktail featuring Van Gogh Espresso Vodka. The challenge was accepted and the result is the second installment of Bottom Of The Barrel!

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Photo by Joann Pai

The Bartender: David Bain

The Ingredient: Espresso Vodka

1.5 oz Bornholmer Akvavit
.75 oz Espresso vodka
.75 oz Orleans bourbon manzanilla
1 dash Scrapy’s Bitters
1 pinch fancy salt

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.
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Photo by Joann Pai