End of the Line

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Cocktail History

The End of the Line is a Sips From Scripts original gin and beer cocktail that was inspired by the Marvel character Bucky Barnes, specifically his tour of Europe during World War II as well as flashbacks from his past in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier.

Just as Bucky does in the show, we wanted to stay away from anything hearkening back to his tenure as a brainwashed assassin while creating his drink. Instead, we focused on his more righteous years by using spirits from the three European countries in which he fought the Nazis and topped those off with Tiger beer, the bottle he’s seen drinking in episode one of the show while attempting to feel a buzz. We also named the recipe after Bucky’s famous exchange with Steve Rogers in Captain American: The Winter Soldier.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

Beer: This is the other base spirit. We specifically chose Tiger Beer because it’s what Bucky drinks in The Falcon & Winter Soldier.

Navy Strength Gin: This is one of the base spirits. We used Prairie Organic Navy Strength Gin for its high alcohol content and its notes of lemon zest, angelica root, and blended spices.

Orange Curaçao: This is a citrus liqueur that adds sweet orange flavor. We used Grand Marnier because it offers additional notes of Cognac, orange, and vanilla bean.

Lemon Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors that balance out the other sweet and spiced ingredients. We always use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Maraschino Liqueur: This is a cherry-flavored liqueur. We used Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur for its earthy aroma and sweet, creamy cherry flavor.

Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Peppercorn Bitters: This is a type of spirit infused with rosemary, grapefruit, peppercorn, and botanicals. They add this blend of flavors and spice to the drink for more complexity. We used Crude Bitters Rizzo Rosemary, Grapefruit, & Peppercorn Bitters.

Orange Slice: This is the garnish. It adds fresh orange aroma and flavor when dropped into the drink.

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, it 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 ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

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

Method
1

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

2

Shake for 10-15 seconds.

3

Strain into a beer glass filled with cracked ice.

4

Top with beer.

5

Garnish with orange slice.

Ingredients

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

Directions

Method
1

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

2

Shake for 10-15 seconds.

3

Strain into a beer glass filled with cracked ice.

4

Top with beer.

5

Garnish with orange slice.

End of the Line

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