7 Signature Cocktails with Karl Steuck :: LA’s Top Cocktail Stylist
The Best Drink Ever recently asked LA’s Top Cocktail Stylist and Bar Consultant, Karl Steuck to share some of his favorite cocktails. Here are 7 of his Signature Cocktails.
01. "The Wailer”
This is a drink you can't put down. You may try, but it's a fight you're not going to win. The sage is pronounced, but doesn't overpower. Dr. Jerry Thomas biters adds a perfect clove aroma and mouthfeel that cuts the natural sweetness of the pineapple.
02. "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”
Whistle Pig's Whiskey Rye, Art in the Age Root, cane sugar, house made fennel bitters, orange oil and finished with St George Spirits absinthe mist. This drink is a play on a Sazerac. The addition of the Art in the Age Root really takes it to the next level and work effortlessly along side the fennel bitters.
06 "Fall Back"
Loft and Bear, yellow chartreuse, black mission fig, lemon & orange, vanilla & cardamom syrup, and Juice Served Here Cream Party. Finished with rosemary & micro planed nutmeg. This drink is fall...The flavors are so balanced with the lemon and chartreuse cutting the natural sweetness of the fig Vanilla Cardamon syrup.
07 “Bear Knees”
This last drink for my takeover is a play on a Bees Knees, uses Chamomile infused Loft and Bear, Lemon, Orange Blossom honey. Finished with micro-planed Himalayan sea salt. Love adding salt to cocktails...Gives such a nice feel especially in the last few sips. I prefer not adding on rim, but rather on a large cube.
Make sure to follow him at @spiritandspoon for more of his amazing cocktails.
About Karl Steuck
Karl is owner of Spirit and Spoon where he specializes in brand/cocktail styling & consulting. He has been in the hospitality & bar business for over 15 years and currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Loft and Bear and the Art Director & Resident Mixologist for Ethan+Ashe.
About Loft & Bear
This first spirit released by YSA, is an ultra-premium, small batch, handcrafted vodka developed to please a broad range of audiences, whether they are looking to sip a quality spirit or to add a unique flavor profile to a well-crafted cocktail.