Urban Provisions Shares Kansas City’s Best Cocktail Recipes
A visit to Kansas City, MO should no doubt include a stop at Urban Provisions. This modern-day general store carries top-notch local goods from pantry items like Our Sassy Pantry’s creative jams and Askinosie chocolate to Browning Co. candles and Kansas City-centric t-shirts designed by artists in the area. Located in up-and-coming East Bottoms, the store sits right next to artisanal butchery The Local Pig and historic whiskey distillery J. Rieger & Co.
So here’s your game plan: grab a slab of bacon from The Local Pig, walk over to J. Rieger for a bottle of their Kansas City Whiskey, then saunter over to Urban Provisions for all the small-batch syrups, garnishes, and shrubs you need to make these delicious cocktail recipes provided by co-owner Savannah Northcraft. Of course, if you’re not in the area, you can replace ingredients with something similar, or links to buy the real deal are included below. Happy drinking!
Urban Provisions General Store
East Bottoms Mary
East Bottoms Mary
Savannah says: “This cocktail is not only badass, it also features the best of Kansas City's East Bottoms with additions from our next door neighbors, J. Rieger Whiskey and The Local Pig.”
Fill a mason jar with ice and add:
- 1 shot (1.5 oz.) of J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey (your favorite rye or bourbon also works great)
- 1 shot (1.5 oz.) of brine from KC Canning Co.'s Sriracha Pickled Green Beans
- Dashes of Worcester sauce to your liking
Top with tomato juice and garnish with strips of cooked black pepper bacon from The Local Pig [ed note: or your local butcher!] and lots of pickled veggies. (For a firmer bacon strip that can act as a stirrer for your Mary, bake the bacon in the oven.)
Savannah says: “Kansas Citians like to take credit for the invention of the Horsefeather, though I think it actually originated in Lawrence, KS. While we didn't come up with it, I do think we perfected it with the addition of J. Rieger's sherry-infused Kansas City Whiskey.”
Fill a highball glass with ice and add:
- 2 oz. of J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey (your favorite rye or bourbon also works great)
- 1 oz. of Liber & Co.'s Fiery Ginger Syrup
- A few dashes of bitters
Top with club soda and stir.
Blood Orange Shrub-beer-rita ingredients
Blood Orange Shrub-beer-rita
Savannah says: “What the heck is a shrub? It's an old school drinking vinegar that came about in the days before refrigeration. Folks would stir fresh fruit into vinegar to preserve the flavor well after the growing season. Shrubs are coming back into fashion, which is great because they add the most amazing tart freshness to a cocktail. It marries really well with booze. This is a great event cocktail because you do most of the work beforehand.”
In a lidded jelly jar add:
- 1 shot of tequila
- 1 shot KC Canning Co's Blood Orange Ginger Shrub
Screw the lid on, and give it a shake. When you're ready to serve, remove the lid and fill the glass with ice. Top with Boulevard Brewing Company's Unfiltered Wheat Beer and try not to have too many. This one goes down really easy.
Britton Turnbull and Savannah Northcraft