This series is sponsored by Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce
Restaurant owner Dina DiPasquale purchased an old M&T Bank building and converted it into a gorgeous cocktail lounge which opened in 2019.
Located in Ellicottville, the details of the former bank have been integrated seamlessly into the design. The Banq Cocktails and Lounge offers a menu of craft cocktails and small plates. In first of this series, Banq bartender, Brandi Bankowski, walks us through a couple items on their cocktail menu. The Banq also generously provides the ingredients of their expansive cocktail menu on their IG channel, here.
The Banq Cocktails and Lounge
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2 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Lemon
0.75 oz Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
0.5 oz House-Made Mulled Spice-Cinnamon Syrup
Garnish: Cinnamon-Sugar Rim with Orange Twist
One of the keys to a great cocktail is to chill the glass. The preferred method is to use your freezer or refrigerator to make the glass stays colder longer.
If there’s not time, you can fill the glass with cracked or crushed ice. Let it sit while you mix the drink then dump the ice and pour the drink into the glass.
- Grab a pre-chilled martini glass (you can also make this drink in a coupe or rocks glass over ice, if you prefer).
- Take your mixing tin, add 2 oz of spiced rum, 0.75 of Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur, and 1 oz of lemon juice.
- Add the .5 oz of cinnamon syrup to the mixture add ice and give it a good shake. This is made with mulled spices.
- Rim glass with cinnamon, sugar, and orange peel
- Strain mixture and serve in chilled glass.
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