In celebration of the Twin Peaks’ revival, our resident Mistress of Mixology -the lovely Sara, who you can find behind the bar at the First Hill haunt The Hideout and Ballard’s Hazlewood– created some delicious custom cocktails inspired by our favorite characters for you to enjoy.
The Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer led a double life. At first look, she was your stereotypical small town darling–the homecoming queen, well known and liked by all who knew her in her community. But as the investigation of her murder progresses, her secrets reveal a very dark side. I wanted her drink to embody that. When you see the drink, you see a delicate champagne drink with a sugar-encrusted rim. But when you take a sip, you experience a extremely bitter bite from the Novasaliss amaro that lingers but still balances with the rest of the ingredients.
• 1.25 oz Novasalus Amaro
• .5 oz St. Germain
• Lemon slice
• granulated sugar (to line the glass)
Prep a champagne flute by running a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass. Discard lemon and carefully tap rim of the flute into granulated sugar. Set aside.
In a mixing tin, add all ingredients save the champagne and fill with ice. Stir for a few seconds. Slowly strain into the prepped champagne flute, careful not to splash the sugared rim. Slowly top with champagne.
The Audrey Horne
My vision for The Audrey Horne was to embrace what I saw as the essence of her character: weird, yet strangely classic, bold and sensual; intentional and unafraid. The equal part proportions make this an intentionally big cocktail. Each ingredient in the drink is certainly girthy and grown-up in its own right, so I wanted to play around with that by making each ingredient the “base spirit.” Then, just to intensify the drink a bit more, I added a few drops of a smoky single malt scotch.
• 1oz blended scotch (like Monkey Shoulder)
• 1oz Madiera (H&H full rich)
• 1oz pastis (Henri Bardouin or Ricard)
• A couple drops of Laphroaig single malt scotch
Add all ingredients into a mixing tin, fill with ice. Stir (approx. 30 times). Strain into a stemmed glass (like coupe or martini) and garnish with two brandied-soaked cherries.
The Dale Cooper
Agent Dale Cooper: What a guy…he JUST LOVES PIE! And coffee! Annnd mornings. For Dale I felt it was important to showcase the lighter, more innocent side that his character delivered to the series. I wanted to go literal. Unlike Audrey or Laura’s drink which have a very complex, moody–and at times mysterious–edge to them, Dale’s drink is very playful, with very direct nods to his appreciations.
•1 oz Clear Creek Pear Brandy
•1 oz Rye whiskey
• .5 oz Kahlúa
• .5 oz cream
• 1 whole egg
• 2 bar spoons of berry preserves
Coffee grounds to garnish
Crack egg into mixing tin and then add the rest of ingredients, set aside the coffee grounds for later. Add ice, cover and shake–VIGOROUSLY–for about 40 seconds. Strain over ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with a sprinkling of coffee grounds (keep them to just one side of the drink) and a brandy-soaked cherry. This drink is best enjoyed with a straw!