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How To Mix Cocktails With A Master Mixologist!: “I’ve Got A Gal”

Posted on July 29th, 2013
Kayla Kiley

You can find Kayla Kiley wrapping up in the unparalleled beauty of Michigan summers, grooving to local live music, sipping on the inventive craft-beer scene, joining foodie tours, oil painting, ballroom dancing, and simply exploring the world around her.

By: Kayla Kiley
Digital & Communications Manager, Discover Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Master mixologist Angie Jackson, a.k.a. “The Traveling Elixir Fixer,” shows you how to make her signature Kalamazoo drink “I’ve Got A Gal” (named after Glenn Miller Orchestra’s 1943 hit, “I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo”)!

Angie describes the drink like this: “It’s bold, it’s confident, it’s a little sweet with a little spice – just like all gals from Kalamazoo!”

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 Ounces Journeyman White Rye Whiskey
• 1 Ounce Simple Syrup (combine 2 parts sugar & 1 part water in a sauce pan; bring to a boil on the stove; let cool)
• 1/2 Ounce Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice
• 1 1/4 Ounces Pineapple Juice
• Small Piece Of Habanero Pepper
• Ice

ITEMS NEEDED:
• Boston Shaker
• Mixing Glass
• Muddler
• Citrus Press
• Hawthorn Strainer
• Cocktail Glass
• Measuring Cup

You can find Angie at Old Dog Tavern in downtown Kalamazoo Wednesday-Saturday nights.

Angie taught mixology at the collegiate level, worked the Chicago bar scene for about a dozen years, has developed many restaurant and bars’ cocktail programs, published multiple cocktail recipes, is a tasting consultant for distilleries, and has served drinks to countless celebrities including the Obamas and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw.

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