The Women’s Day Cocktail

The Women's Day CocktailThe Women’s Day Cocktail is reminiscent of a cosmopolitan, but with saké giving it an international and interesting twist. The saké also adds an interesting depth of flavor and not too much alcoholic content—so you can keep your wits about you. And, goodness knows we need all of everybody’s wits!

So, enjoy this delicious cocktail in honor of International Women’s Day. And, naturally, it can be served all year round.

The Women’s Day Cocktail
Yields 1 cocktail

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Pink Sunshine Cocktail

Pink Sunshine CocktailHere’s to looking forward to springtime. This beam of sunshine features the Owl’s Brew craft cocktail mixer called The Classic— it’s made from English Breakfast tea, lemon peel, and lime juice. And, it adds a delicious light flavor to this Pink Sunshine Cocktail.

Pink Sunshine Cocktail
Yields one drink

2 parts Owl’s Brew The Classic cocktail mixer
1 part Tequila
1/2 ounce of freshly-squeezed pink grapefruit juice
Dash of sparkling water
Pink grapefruit slice and a sprig of fresh herb to garnish Read more…

The Olympic Cocktail

The Olympic CocktailAs the Olympic Winter Games play on, let’s celebrate the occasion with a specialty from 1922. The Olympic Cocktail originated in London and is straightforward, citrusy, and refreshing.

It’s a variation of the well-known Sidecar, switching orange for the Sidecar’s lemony flavor. A couple dashes of orange bitters lend an interesting depth of flavor.

The Olympic Cocktail
Yields one cocktail

2 oz. VSOP Cognac
1 oz. fresh orange juice
3⁄4 oz. Cointreau
2 dashes Fee Bros. orange bitters Read more…

Traditional Christmas Wassail

Traditional WassailWassail is a traditional British Christmas drink whose praises many a troubadour has sung. Mentions of Wassail date back to the 13th century. There are many recipes, and this one leans toward the more traditional.

Apple slices are roasted in brown sugar and ale before being added to more ale, sherry, lemon peel and spices. Some recipes call for eggs, but we decided to forego them.

The result is a warming and delicious drink that is filled with holiday flavors.

Yields approximately 2 quarts Read more…