TOTC: The Sexton Midnight Club

During Tales of the Cocktail, French Quarter restaurant Cane & Table held an invite only party known as The Sexton Midnight Club.

All the way from County Antrim, The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey is marked by the soul of Ireland.

An innovative and perfectly balanced Irish single malt whiskey. The Sexton is rich in hue, approachable in taste and memorable in character.

Tasting notes include dried fruit, honeycomb, and nuts.

Created by Alex Thomas, one of the few female master blenders in the industry, The Sexton is made from 100% Irish malted barley and is triple distilled for smoothness in copper pot stills.

The spirit is then aged for perfection in former Oloroso sherry casks, sourced from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

The second iteration of The Sexton Midnight Club took place on July 17, where The Sexton was mixed into cocktails, and masterfully paired with locally sourced hors d’oeuvres.

The late-night experience was in honor of the restless souls who dedicate their days and nights to delivering the very best food & drink – The Sexton Midnight Club offered a place for industry members to come together and eat and drink well when typically there is nowhere to go during the late hours of the night.

Whiskey cocktails were created by Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo and Damon Boelte of Grand Army Bar.

And the custom late-night menu was crafted by celebrated Chef Alfredo Nogueira.

 

The Sexton Cocktail Recipes:

 

Give Em Hell!
.20 The Sexton
.20 Orgeat
.20 Genepy
.20 Fresh Lime Juice
.20 Green Tea
Several dashes of absinthe to taste
Add all ingredients to a punch bowl, garnish with lime wheels and freshly grated nutmeg.
Adjust to taste if needed (sometimes the tea and citrus vary in potency).

 


Snowballin’
1.5 oz The Sexton
1.5 oz Amontillado sherry
.75oz Cinnamon Clove syrup
(1:1 simple infused with cinnamon sticks and cloves)
.5 oz Fresh pineapple juice
Whip shake and dirty pour into a Collins glass.
Fill with fresh pebble ice (mound the top).
Dash Peychaud bitters on top for New Orleans “snowball” effect.
Pineapple garnish.

 


Barista’s Old Fashioned

2 oz The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey
0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 Dashes Angostura bitters
Combine ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice and stir until cold.
Strain into Double Old-Fashioned Glass over fresh ice. Garnish with Orange Peel.

 


The Manhattan

2 parts The Sexton Single Malt
1 part vermouth
Maraschino cherry
1 dash bitters
Ice for chilling
Add ice, whiskey, vermouth, and bitters to glass.
Gently swirl or stir with a mixing spoon about 20 seconds.
Don’t hurry this part. Add a maraschino cherry if you’d like.

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