Chilled 100 Bartender, Maren Erickson, created a unique whiskey cocktail for The Dubliner!
With just over a week until St. Patrick’s Day, Maren’s ‘XOXO GG’ is a botanical cocktail that will help you celebrate in style.
The Dubliner paired with seven Chilled 100 Bartenders in markets across the United States to create cocktails using their newly repackaged whiskey. Each bartender brought their own unique twist to the table; for Maren that meant a homemade Egyptian Licorice and Chamomile Tea Syrup paired with lemon juice and an absinthe rinse.
Recipe by Maren Erickson
- 2 oz. Dubliner Irish Whiskey
- 3/4 oz. Egyptian Licorice and Chamomile Tea Syrup*
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- Egg White
- Absinthe Rinse on glass
Preparation: Dry shake all ingredients in tin to incorporate egg white. Add ice and shake hard until chilled. Double strain into Absinthe rinsed glass. Garnish with drops of Aromatic bitters on top.
*Egyptian Licorice & Chamomile Tea Syrup
Add one bag Egyptian licorice tea and one bag chamomile tea to 3 oz. water and boil for 5 minutes. Add 3 oz. granulated sugar and mix until completely dissolved. Let cool and store.
Meet Maren Erickson
CHILLED 100 Member, San Antonio
After a few years of nonstop industry travel, Maren is a new San Antonio resident hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s worked under control state laws her entire life and loves finding creative ways to craft a memorable experience within any set of boundaries.
Throughout her years bartending, Maren has earned volunteer leadership roles in the most prominent industry conventions including the Cocktail Apprentice Program (Red Coat 2019) at Tales of the Cocktail, Portland Cocktail Week Varsity Squad 2019 and 2018, and would not have moved to San Antonio had she not been on the Team Taco Prep Team for San Antonio Cocktail Conference. She is a firm believer that community is one of the strongest assets we have and will always plan her vacation time around executing educational events across the country.
In addition to her focus on educational conferences, Maren is always searching for new ways to get more involved with the community. Not only did she help found the Industry Pin Pals Facebook page in collaboration with Mover and Shaker Co that has completely captivated bartenders across the country, but she won’t miss a chance to develop smart, but self-aware pop ups around the country. If an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with new people arises, you’ll find her there.
The spirits industry changed Maren’s life for the better and she’s always looking to give back. She is excited to see how the industry grows in the coming years and is grateful to be a part of it.