Guest Mixologist Jonathan Pogash Returns with a Special Request
From the top-floor Starlight Room of San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel to the swanky bars and lounges of Crystal ships, the Cable Car cocktail has traveled the world, delighting all who sip from its sugar-rimmed glass. Master mixologist Tony About-Ganim originally created this San Francisco twist on the classic Sidecar in 1996 as the signature cocktail for the Starlight Room, its name a geographic nod to the City by the Bay. Later, when Abou-Ganim worked alongside Crystal’s expert mixologists and barkeepers to help create the innovative cocktails and menus aboard Crystal ships, our version of the Cable Car emerged as a favorite.
Among those who look forward to sipping this popular cocktail is Ensemble Travel’s Susan Gannon, who has been sailing virtually with us through Crystal@Home programming, and requested this featured cocktail specifically. Guest mixologist and “Cocktail Guru” Jonathan Pogash – featured on select Wine & Food Festival sailings – returns today to grant Susan’s request with a demo from his home kitchen. Watch the video for techniques, gather the ingredients from the recipe below, and toast to Thirsty Thursday and many happy hours ahead aboard Crystal ships.
1 3/4 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/4 oz. Orange Curacao Liqueur
1 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Sour**
Pour into a mixing cup with ice and shake
Apply a cinnamon sugar rim to a martini glass and serve straight up
To make fresh lemon sour:
**Make simple syrup by combining 1 cup each of sugar and boiling water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in 1.5 cups each fresh lemon juice. Allow it to cool before bottling. Store it in the refrigerator.
Crystal Serenity sails to San Francisco on spring and summer itineraries in 2022. Enjoy the Cable Car cocktail on the sailing of your choice, with reduced deposits and waived admin fees on all Crystal voyages in 2021, 2022 and 2023 when booked by June 30, 2020 through Crystal’s Easy Book program.
Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru™,” is one of the premiere cocktail consultants and bartenders for restaurants and spirit companies. His signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North America’s most upscale cocktail lounges and restaurants. With nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jonathan shares his insights with influential publications from around the world, and contributes his unique talents to morning television shows and national radio. Jonathan has appeared on such programs as NBC’s “Weekend Today in New York” and “Fox & Friends”.
Crystal’s Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience program brings several elements of the renowned Crystal Experience directly to guests, wherever in the world they are.