Warm & Buzzy Feelings: Our Winter Cocktail For You


Ever since opening their doors in Park Slope six years ago, the Blueprint bar has become a staple in the neighborhood for meticulously prepared craft cocktails, a cove of alcoholic libations situated on the bustling 5th Avenue. Blueprint becomes extra essential when the temperatures go down and locals need something to warm them up. Last winter, co-owner Andy Bowtell crafted an extra merry holiday treat to sip and savor called the My Dear Julius, a beverage that has quintessential seasonal ingredients like cinnamon and maple. All the while, a mix of bourbon and a New York plum gin keep the drink buzzing yet still sweet with every sip. Come in and have a mixologist serve one up year-round, or try it at home yourself.


Andy Bowtell mixes a My Dear Julius at Blueprint


RECIPE: My Dear Julius

1 ½ ounces Bourbon

½ ounce Averell Damson Plum Gin Liqueur

½ ounce cinnamon syrup ¼ ounce maple syrup

¾ ounce lemon

4 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Bitters

3 dashes Regans orange bitters

1 egg white

– Dry shake ingredients (shake ingredients, including egg white, without ice)

– Wet shake ingredients (with ice) and strain over whiskey ice cube

– Garnish with angostura bitter love hearts




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Katrina Yentch is a writer, caffeine purveyor and L.A. native with a newfound addiction to New York pizza. She can be reached at kyentch@gmail.com.

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