Hemingway Daiquiri

 Ingredients: 2 oz Plantation Silver Rum 3 Stars 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1/4 oz simple syrup Procedure: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice.  

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Strawberry Orange Whiskey Smash

Check out Shrub and Co’s Strawberry Shrub with Meyer Lemon and New Orleans Finest Orange Flower Water! The Strawberry Shrub acts as a replacement for simple syrup – which slashes the added sugar in half + adds flavor complexity. The Orange Flower Water brings out the essence of the orange slice – keeping this cocktail

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Elderflower Old Fashioned

Ingredients 2 ½ oz. Noah’s Mill bourbon ½ oz. Fleur Elderflower Liqueur 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters Strip of lemon zest, for garnish directions: Stir bourbon, Fleur liqueur, and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

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GINGER MIMOSAS

  INGREDIENTS Ice (optional) ½ cup fresh orange juice 16 oz sparkling wine 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1 clementine, peeled and divided into slices INSTRUCTIONS Add the ice and orange juice, then top off with sparkling wine Garnish with fresh ginger and clementine slices.

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La Louisiane Cocktail

Ingredients 2 oz. Sazerac rye whiskey 1⁄2 oz. sweet vermouth 1⁄4 oz. Benedictine 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 2 dashes absinthe Maraschino cherry, to garnish Procedure In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the rye with vermouth, Benedictine, bitters and absinthe. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.

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LEARN A NEW SKILL : 1 Spirit 3 Ways

This year, impress your guests with your finest cocktail-making skills. If you’re entertaining you’ve probably got a bottle of bourbon on hand and with these three simple cocktail recipes, your friends will be asking when you became a professional. First things first, to bartend like a professional be sure to use quality liquor (it really

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Frozen Cranberry Champagne Skewers

Ingredients: 1 package fresh cranberries Several wooden skewers (like the kind you use for kebabs) Champagne (We recommend Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley) Procedure: A day prior to serving, trim the wooden skewer to fit your glass and slide several cranberries onto the stick. Place them in the freezer. Once you’re ready to serve, drop in

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The Flirtini

Ingredients: 1.5 ounces Vodka 3 ounces Pineapple Juice Champagne (We recommend Scharffenberger Brut NV) Procedure: 1. Fill your shaker with ice and shake together vodka and pineapple juice 2. Strain into a martini or champagne glass 3. Fill the glass up with champagne 4. Decorate with fresh mint

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CHAMPAGNE ETOILE

The Champagne Etoile Ingredients: 1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup agave) 1 cup water 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped Bourbon of your liking Adami Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled Lemons, cut into wedges Procedure: First, you’ll make the syrup. Combine the sugar, water, bean and seeds in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat

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Shrubs: 3 WAYS

You might be wondering, “What’s a shrub?” Well, it’s more than just a flavored syrup. It’s a combination of fruit (or strongly-flavored plants like ginger root), sugar, and vinegar as a preservative. Don’t let the smell scare you away! Shrubs are a magical product for drinkers and non-drinkers alike. We’re sharing our three favorite recipes

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Cranberry Claus Punch

Ingredients 4 limes (cut into 1/4 in thick slices) 3 cups cranberry juice (chilled) 3/4 cup orange liqueur 2 bottles Champagne or sparkling white wine (chilled) 2/3 cup frozen cranberries (plus more for garnish) Directions Place the lime slices in a single layer on a baking sheet or dish and freeze until solid, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, place a punch bowl

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Sherbet Punch

Ingredients 1 can frozen fruit punch concentrate, (made according to the directions on the can) 1 (64 Fl. oz) bottle pineapple juice 1 (2L) bottle 7-up 1 pint fresh raspberries 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into thin round slices 10 to 12 scoops raspberry rainbow sherbet Rum of your choice

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Orange Gin Punch

Ingredients 20 ounces Tanqueray London Dry 6 ounces fresh lemon juice 10 ounces Earl Grey tea 7 ounces granulated sugar 1 ounces Orange Bitters Directions 1. In a clean jar or pitcher, combine four bags of Earl Grey tea with ten ounces of cold water. Put a lid on it and let it sit in

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Bourbon Maple Apple Cider

Ingredients: 6 ounces Bourbon4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste1 cup spiced apple ciderapple slices for garnishice Directions: 1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously.2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple. 

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PUMPKIN SPICE WHITE RUSSIAN

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1 ounce heavy cream2 ounces vodka1 ounce coffee liqueurWhipped cream, optionalChocolate syrup, optional DIRECTIONS: Shake together pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream to combine.Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream mixture.Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired.

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Cranberry & Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries2 cups water2 cups sugar2 cinnamon sticks3/4 cup bourbon or whiskey1/2 cup lemon juice1/4 cup orange juice1/4 cup lime juice Ice cubes & cocktail shaker for mixing Instructions:  In a medium-sized pot add cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Heat over a medium flame, and bring to a boil. Reduce to

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Bloody Mary

INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces Tito’s Vodka 4 ounces high-quality tomato juice 1 tablespoon celery salt 1/4 lemon, cut into two wedges 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish 1 stick celery   PROCEDURE: Place celery salt in

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An afternoon with Max Messier

Cocktail & Sons is the “brainchild” of Max Messier, an award-winning bartender and spirits consultant based currently in New Orleans. Max has been working over the past few years on revitalizing the forgotten concept of the “Home Bar”, which led to the concoction of his all-natural handcrafted syrup line designed for classic cocktails. The Cocktail:

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Patriotic Punch

Ingredients: Vodka (We suggest Gray’s Peak) Cointreau 1 liter Sparkling Mineral Water 2 Lemons 2 squeezes of simple syrup Ice organic blueberries organic strawberries cut into wedges 1 -2 peaches cut into slices mint Procedure: Squeeze lemons, add mineral water, vodka, cointreau and simple syrup to taste.  Next add bluberries, strawberries, and peaches. You can muddle them alone or

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Watermelon Margarita

 Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Orange zest 12 ounces watermelon cubes (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3/4 cup white or silver tequila Lime wedges Procedure: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and orange zest to a boil over high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 3

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Honey Rye

Ingredients 2.5 tablespoons rye whiskey 1.5  tablespoons honey liqueur  Dash orange bitters Ginger ale Orange twist Preparation Fill Old Fashioned glass with ice. Combine rye, honey liqueur, and bitters in glass. Stir for 5 seconds. Top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with orange twists.

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The Laureate

 Ingredients: 4 orange slices 40 whole cloves 1 1/2 cups water 1/3 cup dried hibiscus flowers 4 small bay leaves 1 cup añejo tequila (such as Gran Centenario) 4 tablespoons agave nectar   Preparation: Stud each orange slice with 10 cloves. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to simmer in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add hibiscus flowers; cover and let steep 2 minutes. Strain hibiscus tea

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Honey-Bourbon Toddy

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup hot water 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe) 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel 2 cinnamon sticks   Preparations: Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip

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Satan’s Circus

Ingredients: 2 ounces rye whiskey 3/4 ounce Heering Cherry Liqueur 3/4 ounce Aperol 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice Preparation: Combine rye whiskey,  Heering Cherry Liqueur, Aperol , and  fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.

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Manhattan

Ingredients 1/4 cup rye whiskey 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Cherry for garnish Preparation Combine rye whiskey,  sweet vermouth, and  Angostura bitters in a glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of glass is very cold. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass; garnish with 1 cherry.

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Lincoln County

Preparation Mix 4 1/4 cups 100-proof bourbon, 2 1/2 cups Campari, 1 2/3 cups Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth, and 1 lb. 100% natural hardwood lump charcoal  in a large jar. Cover and let stand in a cool, dark place for 10 days. Strain through a coffee filter into another large jar or pitcher; repeat until

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Classic Whiskey Smash

 Ingredients 7 fresh mint leaves 1 lemon half 1 tbsp simple syrup 1/4 cup bourbon Crushed ice Preparation Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash 7 fresh mint leaves, 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise, and 1 Tbsp. simple syrup in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils. Add 1/4 cup

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Sweet Tea Mint Julep

You’ll Need: 3 oz Kentucky bourbon (we like Four Roses) crushed ice 1 tbsp. sugar 1 cup sweet tea ¼ lemon, sliced 8-10 mint leaves + extra for garnish Procedure: Combine bourbon, mint, sugar and lemon slices in a glass. Press the ingredients together gently with a wooden spoon or muddler. You don’t need to

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Margarita

You’ll Need: 3 oz tequila (We like Corazon Reposado) 2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice 1 oz. simple syrup ½-1 tsp. orange liqueur 1 T. lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows Simple Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Lime-Salt-Sugar: zest of one lime 2 T. kosher salt 2 T. sugar Procedure: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

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