Nathan Jackman and his Cocktails

Nathan Jackman is the Bar Manager at Catch 122 in Gastown.

I asked Nathan to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Catch 122.

Up first is The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

Nathan making The 1886

The 1886

The 1886

Taking a historical approach to what Vancouver is known for, 1886 was the year of the fire in Vancouver.

Ingredients:

2 oz buffalo trace bourbon

Bar spoon fernet branca

1 oz smoked lemon juice

.75 oz honey syrup

Method:

1) Grill and smoke a couple lemons (you can use a Bradley smoker after it is smoking you’ll need 45 minutes) then juice them.

2) Add all ingredients to a Boston shaker, shake with ice. Double strain into a coupé.

3) Garnish with a smoked bourbon cherry I make on house but a slice of grilled and smoked lemon will work.

The next cocktail he made was the Wet Deck

Nathan making  the Wet Deck

Nathan making the Wet Deck

Nathan making  the Wet Deck

Nathan making the Wet Deck

Nathan making  the Wet Deck

Nathan making the Wet Deck

Wet Deck

Wet Deck

Wet Deck

Very booze forward but refreshing and a gateway to an awesome evening.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Havana Club 7 yr

.75 oz Aperol

.75 oz Cinzano extra dry

6 dashes Angostura’s bitters

One lemon wedge (squeezed)

Method:

1) Add all of these into a mixing pitcher and stir down with ice.

2) Strain into a coupé and garnish with a lemon rind.

Catch 122 is located at 122 West Hastings Street in Vancouver and you can follow Nathan on twitter @Bar_Culture

By: Richard Wolak