The ‘Surprise ME’ Cocktail – A Delight for Glass and Flask

It’s remarkable how a simple, well-balanced drink can offer such a delightful experience.

Meet the “Surprise ME” cocktail—a concoction that harmoniously combines flavors to create a tantalizing sip and the star of the second episode of our podcast Cocktails with Friends. This laid-back cocktail knows how to make an impression without taking itself too seriously. With an interesting mouthfeel and a touch of tropical flair, it’s a refreshingly balanced blend that won’t overpower your senses.

One of the key ingredients in this remarkable cocktail is Velvet Falernum—a flavor you might be familiar with if you’ve indulged in tropical tikki libations while on vacation. This little gem adds a subtle sweetness with delightful hints of clove and nuts, lending an intriguing warmth to the drink. When combined with Wyoming Whiskey small batch whiskey, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and Campfire bitters, the result is pure magic in a glass….or flask.

Let’s not overlook the versatile vessel that is the flask.

Traditionally associated with whiskey enthusiasts, the flask opens up a world of possibilities beyond the realms of traditional spirits. It becomes a canvas for creative mixology, accommodating a range of premade cocktails that can be enjoyed wherever you go. Negronis, Manhattans, Boulevardiers—the choices are endless. With a flask in hand, you have the luxury of carrying perfectly crafted cocktails ready to be savored whenever the mood strikes.

Take the “Surprise ME” cocktail, for instance. This delightful concoction becomes more convenient and travel-friendly when prepared in a flask. Here’s the recipe to create a torch-worthy flask edition:

Surprise ME – Individual Cocktail

1.5 oz Wyoming Whiskey small batch

0.5 oz Velvet Falernum

1 oz fresh lemon juice

0.25 oz honey syrup (1:1)

2 dashes of Campfire bitters

Surprise ME – Torch Flask Recipe

2.25 oz Wyoming Whiskey small batch

0.75 oz Velvet Falernum

1.5 oz fresh lemon juice

0.5 oz honey syrup (1:1)

4 dashes of Campfire bitters

Give it a shake with some ice, and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe or your favorite High Camp Flask.

The “Surprise ME” cocktail is the kind of drink that doesn’t try too hard but still manages to captivate your taste buds.

Sip it at your own pace, letting the flavors unfold and surprise you. When put into a flask, this cocktail is the perfect companion for a casual evening, a laid-back gathering, or simply when you’re in the mood for something effortlessly delicious.

To delve deeper into the world of our exquisite cocktails and culinary adventures, we invite you to join us on our Cocktails with Friends podcast, where we share insider tips, secret recipes, and engaging conversations with fellow enthusiasts of fine food and drink.