Cocktails @ Home: How to Make 3 Drinks x Rusty Nickel Brewing

City Guide, Cocktails, Drink


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on April 29, 2020

Have you heard? Due to COVID-19, we’ve temporarily changed our motto to “Stay In, Buffalo”.  And for the foreseeable future we will be posting content that shares how our community can continue to support local businesses while adhering to guidelines set by the CDC.⁠


It’s week whatever in quarantine and let’s be honest, the booze is a-flowin’. But at least it’s local booze right? We’ve been keeping you up with the local beer scene thanks to the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz Series, but we thought it might be time to *shake* things up a bit with some cocktail recipes from your favorite local distilleries, breweries, and more.

In our Cocktails @ Home Series, each week we’ll share 3 recipes from a local distillery, brewery or bar along with a how-to video. Our hope is that these recipes use ingredients you probably have at home and the videos teach you something, inspire you to get *crafty*, or at the very least give you something to do for 10 – 20 min. Cheers, Buffalo!


Cocktails @ Home With Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.

First up, Rusty Nickel Brewing’s General Manager Katie Brown will take us through 3 cocktails, Gin Fizz – a surprisingly easy recipe with a refreshing end result, the uber-customizable Bloody Mary (although the crowler with vodka already mixed in sounds like a winning idea to us), and a quick and tasty beer – yes beer – cocktail! Follow @rustynickelbrewing on Insta and visit for updates and more info about this local brewery.

Gin Fizz / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Gin Fizz / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Gin Fizz

  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. soda water

In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, egg white, simple syrup, and gin. Dry shake for 10-15 seconds. Add ice, shake until cold. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Video timestamp: 0:33


Bloody Mary / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Bloody Mary / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Bloody Mary

  • ¼ oz. lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. lime juice
  • ¼ oz.Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. celery salt
  • Splash of pickle juice (optional)
  • 3-5 shakes of hot sauce
  • Tomato juice
  • 1 ½ oz. Vodka
  • Garnish of your choosing

In a pint glass, add lemon and lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, pickle juice, hot
sauce, and vodka. Fill with ice. Top with tomato juice. Roll. Garnish.

Video timestamp: 4:06


Wired Brew House / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Wired Brew House / Photo x Rusty Nickel Brewing

Wired Brew House

  • ½ oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • Vanilla Extract
  • RNBC’s Café Mocha Latte Milk Stout, or any stout/ porter

In a goblet, add coffee liqueur and vanilla extract. Top with beer.

Video timestamp: 8:37

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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