Although this recipe calls for only .75 ounces of whiskey, you can easily make this with up to 1.5 ounces and still have a delicious and balanced drink. And head over to the blog to see why we don't "spank" our mint.
Home Run Rush .75 ounce Balcones Baby Blue Whiskey .75 ounce lemon juice .75 ounce honey syrup (1:2 ratio) Shake. Strain. Top with 1.5 ounces of ginger ale. Garnish with "expressed" mint or sage and finish with a single spritz atomized of Art in the Age Snap.
If you're a classically trained mixologist, you're not going to like this next part so close your ears! After pouring this riff on The Jasmine over ice, top it with grapefruit White Claw. Don't forget to put your sunglasses to hide from all the glaring looks you're about to receive.
El Jazmin 1.5 ounces Patron Silver .25 ounce Campari .75 ounce Cointreau .25 ounce fresh lemon juice Shake. Strain. (Shown here over fresh ice although the classic rendition is served up in a coupe.) Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Health nuts can rest easy while sipping on this beautiful concoction. Ingredients promote healthy skin and hair, inspire mental connectivity, and reduce stress.
Sunset Cafe 2 ounces Van Gogh Espresso Vodka 1 ounce hibiscus tea 2 ounces Milkadamia (nut milk) 1/2 teaspoon butterfly pea flower powder 1 dash of rosewater 1 dash of lavender bitters Shake. Strain into a coupe. Garnish by swirling a toothpick or the tip of a barspoon to create cocktail art with the foam.
Vanilla tincture plays on the sweetness of the honey while helping to open up the aromas of dehydrated lemon, giving the consumer a taste (through smell) before their first taste.
Balcones Gold Rush 1.5 ounces Balcones Baby Blue .5 ounce lemon juice .75 ounce honey simple (1:1) Shake. Strain into coupe. Garnish with lemon wheel & a single drop of vanilla tincture placed atop the wheel.
For an extra fun look to this cocktail, try rimming your flute with gold sugar before assembling it.
Champagne Cocktail you'll need 1 sugar cube, bitters, chilled cognac, and champagne... In your flute, place one sugar cube and drench it with Angostura bitters. Add 1 ounce chilled Cognac (this may be kept in a cold place like a cooler, or chilled per cocktail). Top with champagne.
Most people believe an old fashioned is a bourbon drink, however the most rudimentary definition states it must contain spirit, bitters, and sugar. That adds up to A LOT of possibilities!
Classic Old Fashioned 2 ounces bourbon or rye .25 ounces simple syrup (1:1) 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters 1-2 dashes Regan's orange bitters Stir. Strain over large format ice. Express oils from lemon across the top of the cocktail, making sure to rub oils around the rim and down the entire glass.
Sage, shown here, helps to bring out the botanical elements of the Chareau while allowing the consumer to enjoy the rich mouthfeel of Absolut Elyx by not adding complexity to the liquid.
The Chareau-Off 1.5 ounces Absolut Elyx .25 ounce Chareau Aloe Liqueur 2 ounces Topo Chico Mineral Water 2 ounces Prosecco Add ingredients to mixing glass filled with ice. Turn ice 2-4 revolutions. Strain chilled ingredients into coupe. Using a long handled barspoon, pour 2 ounces of prosecco into the cocktail. Garnish with any fresh herb or dehydrated citrus wheel.
The spices sprinkled atop this cocktail lend a wild taste experience at first sip, and after allowed to resonate in the glass, give this beverage a more mature, spiced profile.
Carajillo Gold 1 oz Patron Reposado 1 oz Patron Citronge Pineapple 3 oz Parks Coffee Cold Brew Two Methods: for froth as shown in photo, shake ingredients and pour directly into glass. for a more classic approach, simply pour the ingredients into a rocks glass over ice Either way: top with Spaulding's Specialty Spices Calabrian Chile Sugar. Garnish with fresh pineapple, or dehydrated wheel as shown here.
Flower-Girl syrup is the magic ingredient lending a bright flavor, as well as this eye-catching color. Click the photo or the link to find the recipe.
Nitro Neopolitan 2 ounces Reyka Vodka 2 ounces Parks Coffee Draught Nitro .75 ounce Flower-Girl Syrup .25 ounce Hershey's Syrup Vigorously shake ingredients and strain into a coupe. Use a barspoon to scoop the foam onto the cocktail. Top with just a pinch of Spaulding's Specialty Spices Hickory Smoked Sea Salt.
Fresh berries and herbs make this an ideal sipping cocktail.
Berries & Basil Collins 2 oz Square One Organic Vodka 1 oz fresh lemon juice .5 oz agave syrup (1:1) .5 oz raspberry puree Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain over fresh ice. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with expressed basil leaf.
Part of the series: Spice Up Your Fucking Life *an alternative approach to spicy cocktails The real enjoyment of this cocktail is the quick 'pickling' radishes are so adept at!
Let Me Radish You All Over 2 oz Square One Organics Bergamot Vodka .5 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur .5 oz Lustau Fino Sherry Stir. Strain into chilled coupe. Garnish thinly sliced radishes. Gradually consume radishes while sipping cocktail.
Nasturtium Fizz 2 ounces Square One Organic Spirits Bergamot vodka 1 ounce cream .5 ounce lemon juice .5 ounce simple syrup a few nasturtium leaves Shake. Double strain into collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Topo Chico Garnish orange peel (expressed) and nasturtium leaf.
The Vesperado riffs on the classic ratio of a Vesper while imparting the high octane flavor of agave spirits. Here it's rimmed with spruce tip salt to bring out the salinity and minerality of the agave spirits.
Vesperado 1 oz Lillet .5 oz El Silencio Joven 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco 1 dash Reagans Orange Bitters Stir. Strain into chilled coupe. Express orange peel atop cocktail.