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Classic Rewind: Total Eclipse Cocktail

In honor of tonight’s Sturgeon Moon, we’re kicking it back to one of our most popular (and appropriately) celestial cocktails, the Total Eclipse. Grab the recipe below and scroll to the bottom of the post for a surprise giveaway!

The eclipse is upon us, my friends! We are hours away from welcoming an unique cosmic event and it is time to get prepared. Eclipse glasses? Check! Prime viewing location acquired? Check! Cameras at the ready? Check! All that is left is what you will be drinking when the forces align. I have concocted an equally rare, but delightful drink recipe that pairs perfectly with the mysteries of the universe: the Total Eclipse Cocktail.

Total Eclipse Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

1/2 glass of stout (I suggest Yeti Imperial Stout or Guinness)

0.5 ounces of anise liqueur

Champagne

1 anise star

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the anise liqueur in a fluted or collins glass.
  2. Fill the glass with the stout until half full.
  3. Top off with champagne and garnish with an anise star. Enjoy!

For those of you familiar with mixology, you might recognize this recipe. It is my own version of the cocktail classic, Black Velvet. I already had plans to whip up an unusual take on this beer-champagne chimera, but as I was putting together this photo shoot it dawned on me that I had impeccable timing. This truly is a perfect cocktail for the 2017 eclipse. It is the drink version of the cosmic rarity we are about to witness, with seemingly adverse elements coming together to create one amazing moment in time. Seriously, stout beer and champagne?! One would think the odds of that tasting remotely good were one in a million. But like the eclipse, somethings happen in the universe that we simply can’t explain. Well, actually science has explained the eclipse but I challenge it to give me the scientific reason why this cocktail tastes so damn good. Let’s get to mixing…

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Pour the anise liqueur in a fluted or collins glass. I will admit, anise liqueur isn’t the easiest ingredient to come by. So if you are having trouble tracking it down, St. Germain or even Jägermeister could theoretically work as substitutes. 

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Fill the glass with the stout until half full. The mulit-award winning Yeti Imperial Stout by the Great Divide Brewing Company is a fantastic choice for the beer component. But honestly Guinness or any rich stout will do just fine!

Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer
Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer

Top off with champagne and garnish with an anise star. Enjoy!

Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer
Eclipse, Cocktail, Mixology, Beer

As a special treat to celebrate the unique natural event tonight, we’re giving away another Dash Compact Air Fryer. Enter for your chance to win below!

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Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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1 Comment

  1. Patricia wright says:

    The cornbread looks great

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