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We featured the sweet and spicy flavors flavors of Dorothy Lynch, pineapple, tequila and mezcal to create this unusual, delicious cocktail!
We love a good challenge, and when we were asked to work with a classic Nebraska flavor, we couldn’t pass up the chance to play around with something sweet, tangy, and found on dinner tables all across the Midwest to make something an unexpected cocktail! What is this classic flavor, you ask? How about Nebraska’s own Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing and Condiment?
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Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing and Condiment
While not your typical cocktail ingredient, Dorothy Lynch is a delicious savory, versatile and gluten-free ingredient option. It has a flavor that works with lots of great cocktail ingredients! We were ready for the challenge, and really love how this one turned out.
The Nebraska Sunrise is a combination between a Bloody Maria (basically a Bloody Mary made with tequila, not vodka) and a tropical cocktail. This drink is full of great flavor! We also wanted to make something that would work for a game day and since it is football season, it was only natural to make a cocktail that would be big, and bold and perfect for football fans!
What is Dorothy Lynch Made of?
Around here, game day cocktails better feature a little bit of red, and with a savory ingredient because Dorothy Lynch is tomato-based featuring a hint of tomato, why not embrace the Big Red and use fresh tomatoes? When folks think about a cocktail made with tomatoes, they typically think of the Bloody Mary, but we like to shake things up a bit! We were looking for inspiration, and found it in another famous red ingredient, Campari!
Adding Campari to the Cocktail
Add Campari in to a drink with the tomatoes, and we had awe had a drink that had a definite shade of red that would be sure to inspire lots of game day spirit! Campari is an Italian bitter liqueur that brings hints of sweet cherry, and orange, and spicy cinnamon. This balances the tangy sweetness of the Dorothy Lynch and the fresh tomatoes. With our base of Dorothy Lynch, tomatoes and Campari, we got to work tasting which spirits would pair up the best!
What Ingredients are Needed for the Nebraska Sunrise?
- Pineapple Juice
- Homestyle Dorothy Lynch
- Blanco Tequila
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and Pepper
We liked the how the floral notes of blanco tequila complimented the tomatoes and the Dorothy Lynch. However, with this being for a game day party, we wanted something that would add a kick to the cocktail. Not wanting to stray too far from the tequila, we turned to tequila’s linebacker cousin, mezcal!
Mezcal brings smoke to the party along with a hint of earthy notes that pulls forward the hints of black pepper found in the Dorothy Lynch. A dash or two of Worcestershire sauce adds a bit of umami, and rounds out the savory side of the cocktail. A splash of pineapple adds just the right bit of fruity sweetness that brings the whole drink together!
We finished the Nebraska Sunrise with a dash of salt and pepper, and we had a game winner of a cocktail! The Nebraska Sunrise will be perfect at your next tailgate, or a late morning weekend brunch! We hope you will give this one a try soon!
Is Dorothy Lynch Only Sold in Nebraska?
Dorothy Lynch is available as the original Home Style or as Light and Lean. For this recipe, we used Home Style. The dressing and condiment can be purchased at many locally-owned shops and at select grocery stores around the country, including Walmart and Hy-Vee. It can also be purchased online. More Dorothy Lynch recipes can be found at www.dorothylynch.com
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This cocktail derived its inspiration from Dorothy Lynch dressing!
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- 1.50 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz Homestyle Dorothy Lynch
- .50 oz mezcal
- .50 oz blanco tequila
- 1 oz Campari
- 7 drops Worcestershire Sauce
- salt and pepper, plus more pepper for garnish
- Combine tomatoes and pineapple juice with Dorothy Lynch in a shaker. Muddle until tomatoes are broken up.
- Add the other ingredients and ice.
- Shake 30 seconds to combine.
- Double strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with more pepper and tomatoes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 4.6gUnsaturated Fat: .4gSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 28.2gFiber: 4.8gSugar: 22gProtein: 3.6g
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