End of the Line

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Cocktail History

The End of the Line is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that was created for the release of the Marvel television show The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. It was inspired by Bucky Barnes, specifically his tour of Europe during World War II and the flashbacks from his past portrayed in the show. For the recipe, we focused on his more righteous years by using spirits from the three European countries in which he fought the Nazis, paired them with citrus and cherry liqueur, and topped it all off with Tiger beer, the bottle he’s seen drinking in episode one. We also named the recipe after Bucky’s famous exchange with Steve Rogers in the movie Captain American: The Winter Soldier.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Beer: This is an alcoholic beverage made with hops, malts, yeast, and water. We used Tiger Beer because it’s what Bucky drinks in The Falcon & Winter Soldier. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Two Roads Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic American IPA in place of the beer.

Gin: This is a spirit made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol. We used Prairie Organic Spirits Navy Strength Gin because it has a high alcohol content and features notes of lemon zest, angelica root, and blended spices. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Orange Curaçao: This is a liqueur made with oranges, sugar, and brandy or rum. We used Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge because it has a rich Cognac base with notes of bitter orange, hazelnut, and toffee. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Premium Triple Sec Syrup in place of the orange liqueur.

Lemon Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lemon. We used freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Maraschino Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with Maraschino cherries, honey, herbs, spices, sugar, and alcohol. We used Luxardo Maraschino Orginale Liqueur because it has a distinct earthy aroma and sweet cherry flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Trader Vic’s Premium Maraschino Cherry Syrup in place of the cherry liqueur.

Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Peppercorn Bitters: This is a food product made with rosemary, grapefruit, peppercorn, botanicals, and alcohol. We used Crude Bitters “Rizzo” Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Peppercorn Bitters.

Orange Slice: This is a slice of an orange that has been cut into a half wheel shape.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut ingredients. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Tasting Notes

The End of the Line features aromas of citrus and lager, has a smooth mouthfeel with a lively taste that includes bright citrus notes followed by a combination of orange, brandy, spices, and a touch of sweetness, and ends with a smooth, cooling aftertaste from the beer. 

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both really enjoyed how this cocktail turned out! Like the character, the End of the Line packs a dangerous punch, and given its strength would likely even get Bucky close to tipsy if he had a few.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Coming up with a beer cocktail was a new experience for me; I’ve made and sampled a few before but never made one from scratch. Using the simple formula of spirit + liqueur + and citrus hardly ever leads you astray though, so taking that and topping it with the beer we knew we were going to use ended up working wonderfully. The navy strength gin gave the drink some spirituous body without adding too much alcohol since only an ounce is used, the liqueurs added some sweetness and fruitiness as well as a bit of dark brandy flavor, and the delicious lager gave it some body, a great mouthfeel, and a smooth aftertaste.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I thought the Hop Over was my favorite beer cocktail, but the End of the Line is even better! I don’t drink beer much because it’s so heavy, but the taste of the Tiger beer is perfectly complemented by the citrus and complex flavors of the liqueurs. Highly recommend trying this if you want to dress up your beer a bit.”

Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 oz Tiger Beer
 1 oz Navy Strength Gin
 ¾ oz Orange Curaçao
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 ¼ oz Maraschino Liqueur
 2 dashes Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Black Peppercorn Bitters
 1 Orange Slice

Method
1

Add gin, orange curaçao, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, bitters and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-15 seconds.

3

Strain into a beer glass filled with fresh cracked ice.

4

Top with beer.

5

Stir for 3-5 seconds.

6

Garnish with orange slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Tiger Beer
 1 oz Navy Strength Gin
 ¾ oz Orange Curaçao
 ¾ oz Lemon Juice
 ¼ oz Maraschino Liqueur
 2 dashes Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Black Peppercorn Bitters
 1 Orange Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, orange curaçao, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, bitters and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-15 seconds.

3

Strain into a beer glass filled with fresh cracked ice.

4

Top with beer.

5

Stir for 3-5 seconds.

6

Garnish with orange slice.

End of the Line

Make It a Mocktail: Use Two Roads Brewing Company Non-Alcoholic American IPA in place of the beer, MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin, Monin Premium Triple Sec Syrup in place of the orange liqueur, and Trader Vic’s Premium Maraschino Cherry Syrup in place of the cherry liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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