At Proof Cocktail Co., the pursuit to bring you perfectly balanced, canned craft cocktails is one that affords us no rest for mind nor liver. Cocktail Shakers, Strainers, Bar Spoons, Muddlers and Jiggers are staged. Spirits of all shapes, sizes, makes and models are me meticulously sampled in search of the perfect fit or blend for each craft cocktail. Seasonal fruit juices are sourced, syrups are cooked and bitters concocted. The stage has been set and now the real fun begins. Trail after trial, combination after combination, cocktails are batched, blind tasted and tested. Over time, only the most fine-tuned examples of each classic cocktail make their way into the final rounds. This Mendelian process can span months and see the production of hundreds of cocktails produced and tasted until a seamless union of spirits, sugar, water, fruit juice and bitters finds their way into a can and eventually into the palm of your hand.
Perfection is the child of time…
– Joseph Hall
What great classic cocktail lay hidden just over that next hill, dreaming of being canned and going with you, to all the places glass cannot go?
Cocktails currently in development:
Smoking Prickly Pear beautifully enhances the natural watermelon like fruit essence. Splashed upon a classic Paloma base of Tequila and grapefruit soda, this cocktail becomes something even more special. The smoke adds a Mezcal like nuance to this beloved cocktail while the Prickly pears flavors balance seamlessly against the bitter grapefruit. You are sure to enjoy.
The holy trinity of Campari, Gin and Sweet Vermouth. This highly desirable aperitif is a true joy to work on. Botanical gins, homemade barrel aged Vermouths and Campari are being batched and sampled to make sure that what Proof puts into can is the height of Negroni perfection.
Painkiller; coconuts greatest aspiration in life. The re-development of this Tiki dream drink for can has left in its wake many a Sunday “fun day” that will never be remembered. There is no pain in life that this delicious blend of Rum, Pineapple juice, Orange Juice and Coconut Cream cannot help you forget.
True Roots small batch tonics and London Dry Gin form the perfect union and afford the drinker a blank canvas upon which to add fruits, herbs and spices, as is now popular with Gin & Tonic bars across the nation. Always refreshing.
The Manhattan is one of the most ordered drinks in bars across America and for good reason. Barrel aged Whiskeys candied spice profile and citrus are complimented perfectly by sweet vermouth while nuances of liquorice lend even more depth of flavor to this amazing cocktail. Put on your favorite smoking jacket, find a crackling fire and pull out your favorite book for this one.