Honey Bourbon Cocktail

Honey Bourbon CocktailThe Honey Bourbon Cocktail combines bourbon with grapefruit and tangerine juice to bring a splash of sunshine in winter. This deliciously citrus, holiday drink is easy to prepare.

We have included a recipe if you wish to make your own Vanilla Liqueur. Note that it takes at least two weeks to infuse the brandy. But, if you get started quickly, there is enough time to have it ready for the winter holidays. Vanilla liqueur also makes a great gift.

If you want your cocktail sooner, try substituting the vanilla liqueur with a teaspoon of the vanilla syrup. The vanilla syrup still takes a little time to do ahead, but with some planning can be ready for cocktail hour! And if you want it simpler still, add a splash of Torani Vanilla Syrup.

Honey Bourbon Cocktail
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The Boulevardier

The BoulevardierThe Boulevardier is twist on the Negroni that we enjoy drinking as the weather grows cooler. Here, gin is replaced with bourbon.

The Boulevardier dates back to the late 1920s, but has recently enjoyed a comeback in bars across the country.

Wild Turkey is our bourbon of choice, well, because…Thanksgiving!

The Boulevardier
Makes one cocktail

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POTUS Punch

POTUS PunchThis election day cocktail, POTUS Punch, is a little something to sip as you watch the results come in.

Here, St. George’s Citrus Vodka is mixed with Grenadine and fresh citrus, then muddles with blackberries.

POTUS Punch
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The El Diablo Cocktail

El Diablo CocktailThe El Diablo Cocktail is iconic, and often overlooked. It features tequila, crème de cassis, lime and ginger beer.

It’s perfect for Halloween parties or sipping on while waiting for trick-or-treaters…especially if you add a drop or two of diabolical purple food coloring.

El Diablo
Makes one cocktail

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/2ounce crème de cassis
1/2 ounce lime juice
ginger beer (about 2 to 3 ounces)
fresh blackberries for garnish

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Autumn Thyme Cocktail

Autumn Thyme CocktailWe are working on our collection of fall cocktails. And this Autumn Thyme Cocktail, with its combination of bourbon, lemon, maple syrup and thyme hits the spot. Bring on the sweater weather!

Autumn Thyme Cocktail
Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce maple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sprig of fresh thyme
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Apple Hinny

Apple HinnyThis Apple Hinny is a perfect cocktail to transition into fall. It may not exactly be sweater weather yet, but we can pull up a chair and taste the seasons changing. This recipe is reminiscent of the flavors of apple pie.

Apple Hinny
Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces Vodka
1 ounce fresh Granny Smith apple juice
1/2 ounce Fever-Tree ginger beer
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice (amount adjusted to taste)
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Chabela Cortez

Chabela CortezThe Chabela Cortez is a fantastic drink for warm days. Fresh, summer tomatoes make it perfect for late summer.

And, it’s delicious for sipping early in the day, like for brunches and…tailgating!

Chabela allows for virtually limitless garnish options, including lime, jalapeño pepper, celery and cherry tomatoes.

This recipe calls for 1/4 ounce of chamoy. You can skip this ingredient, but it does add a unique flavor twist. So, we have included a recipe.

Chamoy is surprisingly simple to make. And we bet you’ll find other creative uses for this sweet, spicy syrup.

Chabela Cortez
Makes one drink
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Aperol Prosecco Spritz

Aperol Prosecco SpritzThe spritz, a wine-based drink served as an aperitif, is an iconic drink found all over Italy. Try this Aperol Prosecco Spritz, it’s perfect for late summer. The citrus freshens up the flavor, and the prosecco adds sparkle.

Aperol Prosecco Spritz

Ingredients
2 ounces Aperol
1 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
3 ounces Aperol Prosecco
orange wheel for garnish

Directions
Pour the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker, then add ice and shake. Strain over ice into a glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with an orange wheel.

For more great spritz ideas, check out Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau.

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Apple Sangaree

Apple SangareeThe weather is warm, summer fruit is at its peak, and what are we jonesing for…apples.

The Gravenstein Apple Fair is this weekend, and local apples are slowly making their way into the market. In the mean time, we are dreaming of autumn, and sipping on one of these…

Apple Sangaree

Ingredients
For the Apple Simple Syrup
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4-inch thick slice of a red apple
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The Caipirinha

CaipirinhaPlain delicious.

The Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, is made with a sugar cane rum known as cachaça, limes and sugar, it’s a refreshing, cold, tart, and sweet at the same time.

The good news is that we have two varieties of Cachaça on special this week to help you celebrate the Olympics—Leblon Brazilian Cachaça for $29.99, and Sagatiba Brazilian Cachaça for $27.99 per 750 ml. bottle.

The Caipirinha
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