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Triadfoodies Local Gift Guide cocktails with Jordan Keiper

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We challenged mixologist Jordan Keiper of The Tavern in Old Salem to craft three distinctive cocktails with our favorite things. Here, he’s paired Sunshine with Covington and Covington with Niki’s Pickles. Cheers!

Down N Dirty Martini

2 oz Covington Sweet Potato Vodka
1 oz Niki’s Pickles Radish Juice.
Splash of dry vermouth

Pour vodka and radish juice into shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.
Splash the vermouth into a martini glass, swirl vermouth and discard. Strain mixture in shaker into martini glass. Garnish with Niki’s Pickles and Niki’s Cauliflower.

A Summers Dream
1 1/2 oz Covington Sweet Potato Vodka
1 oz cream of coconut
1oz sour mix
Sunshine Blueberry Lemonade

Pour vodka, cream of coconut and sour mix into shaker filled with ice and shake.
Strain mixture into rocks glass with fresh ice and top with Sunshine Blueberry Lemonade. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

Covington’s Clementine Twist
1 1/2 oz Covington Sweet Potato Vodka
1 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
1/2 oz dark agave
Sunshine Clementine Twist
Crude Bitters Honey and Fig

Pour vodka, pomegranate juice and agave into shake filled with ice and shake.
Strain mixture into martini glass
Top with Sunshine Clementine Twist and two dashes of crude honey and fig bitters
Garnish with orange peel.

Recipes courtesy of Jordan Keiper, head mixologist Tavern In Old Salem Wanna go? Tavern in Old Salem is located at 735 South Main Street, Winston-Salem

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