The Cosmopolitan

The CosmopolitanThe Cosmopolitan has as many origin stories as the beginning of the world. It is referenced as early as 1934 as the Cosmopolitan Daisy in a book called Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars with the addition of home made raspberry syrup. Some say the Cosmopolitan is the adaptation of the Kamikaze and others say it is was developed to create more options for people to drink out of a martini glass.

Regardless of who started it, the cocktail became trendy in the 1990s and downright famous by being continuously reference on the TV series Sex in the City. The mid-90s brought the variation of using citrus-flavors vodka. But, our classic recipe calls for unflavored vodka.

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Raspberry Mimosa

Raspberry Mimosa

Raspberries add a burst of color and flavor to this classic brunch cocktail. Our recipe is made with raspberry sorbet-which makes it so easy to mix. And, the flavor is outstanding. This recipe makes 4 cocktails, so feel free to half it—or double when we begin to gather again for brunches!

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The Irish Minstrel


The Irish Minstrel Cocktail

If you are looking for a libation to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and want to steer clear of the green beer, The Irish Minstrel might be perfect for you. And, the Chartreuse liqueur still adds a touch of green!

The Irish Minstrel is a simple riff on the well-known prohibition-era cocktail named the Last Word. Here we substitute Irish Whiskey for the gin. This creates a lighter and fruity variation with overtones of herbs.

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Casey’s Cold Bones Tonic

Casey's Cold Bones TonicCasey is our resident spirits guru and in-house mixologist. He is our go-to person whenever we have a question about wine, liquor, or cocktails. Recently he offered this cold-weather recipe and we all got to have a sip. It is tasty and perfect for your next trip to the snow or any evening when you need the chill taken off.

Laird’s is a delicious, American apple brandy. And, St. Elizabeth is a simple blend of allspice, Jamaican rum, and sugar, but its taste is more complex than you’d think. The nose is pungent with allspice—which presents similar to cloves with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pepper note.

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