Earth Day Cocktails

Save our planet… It’s the only one with cocktails! Check out these fun Earth Day cocktails to celebrate our planet any day. 

Blue Sea Martini

Ingredients: 

1-1/2 ounces Crop Meyer Lemon vodka

1 oz blue curacao

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1/4 c light white cranberry juice 

Lime and lemon for garnish

Directions: 

Mix ingredients in a mixer with ice. Shake, then strain into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with lime or lemon. 

Go Green-tini 

Ingredients: 

2 oz Crop organic vodka

1-1/2 oz apple pucker

Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

Mix all ingredients besides lime wedge in a mixer with ice. Shake then strain into chilled glasses and garnish with lime.

Mudslide 

Ingredients: 

1.5 oz Crop organic vodka

1.5 oz coffee liqueur

1.5 oz Irish creamer 

Chocolate drizzle

Directions: 

Drizzle chocolate over a wine glass. Chill for at least 10 minutes or until chocolate has chilled. Add ingredients to a mixer with ice then shake. Strain into chocolate glass.

Classic Cocktails for National Cocktail Day

National Cocktail Day is March 24 (although who says you can’t celebrate any day?!). Check out our go-to classic cocktails below for a fun way to celebrate. Let us know which ones you make by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram

Old Fashioned

Ingredients: 

2 oz Michter’s Rye Whiskey

¼ oz Simple Syrup

3 dashes Angostura Bitters.

Directions:

Build in glass and fill with ice, stirring at end for dilution. Garnish with orange twist to finish.

The Old Fashioned was first defined on May 6th 1806 in The Balance and Columbian Repository. It was originally defined as a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.

Manhattan 

Ingredients: 

2 oz Jim Beam Black

1 oz Boisserre Sweet Vermouth

3 Dashes Angostura bitters.

Directions:

Stir ingredients until desired solution is met, strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Although it cannot be proven it likely comes from New York City’s Manhattan Club and dates back to 1884 when it was seen in O.H. Byron’s The Modern Bartenders’ Guide.

Negroni

Ingredients:

1 oz Tattersall Gin

1 oz Tattersall Bitter Orange

1 oz Boisserre Sweet Vermouth

Directions:

Stir in mixing glass until desired dilution is met, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with orange twist.

Caffe Casoni in Florence served Count Camillo Negroni his first Americano with gin in place of soda sometime between 1917 and 1920, which he thereafter called his usual.

Patron Margarita 

Ingredients:

2 oz Patron Roca

1 oz Lime juice

½ oz Agave syrup

Lime for garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake, pour into a rocks glass and top with ice, and garnish with a lime wheel if desired.

Around 1987 Julio Bermejo owner of Tommy’s Mexican restaurant in San Fran created the modern margarita variation that substituted agave for triple sec and it was soon put on cocktail menus all over the world.

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:

2 ounces Crop Organic vodka

½ ounce Tattersall Orange Crema

¾ ounce Lime Juice

½ ounce Cranberry Juice

¼ ounce Simple Syrup

Orange or Lime twist for garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, shake thoroughly, strain into chilled coupe glass, and garnish to finish.

Sazerac

Ingredients:

2 oz Michter’s Rye Whiskey

3 Dashes Peycheauds Bitters

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Rinse of Absinthe

Directions:

Rinse a rocks glass with Absinthe, then stir ingredients in separate mixing glass until desired dilution is reached, pour into Absinthe rinsed glass, and express one lemon peel then discard.

The Sazerac was made popular by William H. Wilkinson around the turn of the 20th century at the Sazerac House Bar owned by Thomas H. Handy & Co. 

Mojito

Ingredients:

2 oz Angostura white rum

1 oz club soda

1 oz simple syrup

¾ oz Lime juice

8 mint leaves

Directions:

Muddle mint and simple, then rum and lime juice, shake well, strain into Collins glass, top with ice and club soda, and garnish with a mint sprig

The Mojito first appears as the Rum Mojo in a rare 1929 cuban bar guide by Juan A. Lasa called Libro De Cocktail It returned to prominence in the U.S. in a James Bond film Die Another Day in 2002. Traditionally the mint is bruised at the bottom of the glass with granulated sugar and lime juice but more clean ways have overtaken the old traditional way for speed and accuracy.
There’s more where that came from! Check out our extensive list of classic cocktails here for even more options. Cheers!

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! It’s time to get you St. Patrick’s Day ready, and who better to help than our dear friend Jameson?! Get out your Irish flags and check out these fun Jameson cocktails below. 

Jameson Irish Coffee

Jameson Irish Coffee

Ingredients: 

1 ½ oz Jameson

1 oz Jameson cold brew

½ oz Cinnamon Simple syrup

1 oz Almond Milk

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients into a shaker,add ice, and shake (if you would like you can add an egg white or ½ oz of chickpea brine to create more texture).

Garnish with shaved coffee beans over top (can also shake heavy cream in a shaker vigorously to create a foam and add green food coloring to heavy cream to be more festive. Top drink with green heavy cream then shave coffee bean over top).

Irish Coast

Jameson Irish Coast

Ingredients: 

1.5 oz Jameson

1 oz pineapple juice

½ oz green chartreuse

½ oz blue curacao

Mint and lime for garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. 

Shake and pour over ice. 

Garnish with mint and lime.

Green High Ball

Jameson Green High Ball

Ingredients: 

2 oz Jameson

2 oz Green tea (any type of green tea in the house will do but we recommend Peachy Green Tea)

Few drops green food coloring

Mint or other fresh herbs

Directions: 

Give a quick shake in a shaker to incorporate the food coloring but not too much as to not dilute.

Strain into a highball or Collins glass.

Top with 2 oz soda water and fill with ice.

Garnish with fresh mint or any other fresh herbs you have in the fridge.

Cheers, lads! Let us know what fun shenanigans you get into on Facebook and Instagram.

2 Wines You Should Try for National Drink Wine Day

To celebrate National Drink Wine Day this year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite wines. Grab one of these bottles and celebrate on February 18. 

Faust Cabernet 

Faust Cabernet is a favorite around here. It has an intense yet fresh taste with juicy blue and black notes. Picture dark chocolate mixed with dried herbs on the palate, followed by silky tannins and lifting acidity. 

And if you won’t take our word for it, you should know it has 94 points from James Suckling, so you know it’s good. 

From Faust:

“The defining characteristics of Faust come from the backbone of fruit sourced from our own Coombsville Estate, complemented by grapes from hillside and cooler regions of the Napa Valley. This combination of fruit sourcing delivers the unmistakable richness and fruit intensity of our Cabernet Sauvignon. Through relentless exploration, our winemakers are always in pursuit of the undeniable quality and unique style, fitting of a modern Napa Valley classic.”

Flowers Pinot Noir

Flowers Pinot Noir is another favorite around here, especially for a Thanksgiving feast (but who says National Drink Wine Day feasts can’t be a thing?!). Imagine bright red cherry and raspberry, combined with hints of ground clove and graham cracker. It has impeccable dimension, bright acidity, and a lively finish. 

Plus, it also has a James Suckling wine score of 94 points. 

From Flowers:

“With mild temperatures leading to a long growing season and a surprise-free harvest, the 2018 vintage can only be described as idyllic. Alternating spells of cool and warm weather during bloom led to varying berry sizes, perfect for developing complexity in Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Morning fog, afternoon sunshine and a lack of heat spikes throughout the summer allowed for a long ripening period that developed fruit with excellent natural acidity and beautiful flavors.”

Raise a glass this National Drink Wine Day. Which will you choose? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram.