Cocktails to put you in the mood for love Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Reyka Vodka’s Cupid’s Hope


1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

1 part Lemon juice

¾ part rosemary syrup

2 parts Pear juice

Build all ingredients into Hurricane glass over crushed ice and swizzle & garnish with stalk Rosemary or dried pear.

Rosemary syrup: Combine equal parts water and sugar. Let cool. Blanch the rosemary for about 30 seconds. Pat dry and remove the leaves. Place the sugar, water and blanched rosemary leave into a blender. Blend to a consist texture. Fine strain and bottle.

Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails.

Q Smoking Hot Mule

1 part Organic Mezcal

1 part Ancho Reyes Liqueur

6 parts Q Ginger Beer

Slice of blood orange for garnish

Shake mescal and liqueur with ice and strain into the bottom of a mule mug or highball glass. Top with crushed ice, add Ginger Beer and garnish with Blood orange wheel.  

Q Drinks is a line of premium carbonated mixers founded by entrepreneur and Gin & Tonic enthusiast Jordan Silbert

 

Hudson’s White Manhattan

2 parts Hudson NY Corn Whiskey

1 part Lillet Blanc

3 dashes orange bitters

Stir ingredients 50 times with chunk ice to chill and dilute properly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Hudson Whiskey, the first legal pot-stilled whiskey distilled in New York state since prohibition, sources 90% of its grains from within 40 miles of the distillery.

 

Sailor Jerry Cherry

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts lemon-lime soda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a Jerry Cherry*

Jerry’s Cherries

Drain a 10 ounce jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors.

Montelobos’ Amigos Con Derechos

1 ½ parts Montelobos Mezcal

¾ part Cynar

¼ part St. Germain

2 Dashes of Grapefruit bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain and serve up in a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Drambuie’s The Royale

1 part Drambuie

1 part Hendrick’s

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part honey syrup

2 parts Champagne

Combine ingredients (except Champagne) and shake well. Strain up into a coupe and top with Champagne. Garnish with a sprtized orange peel.

Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.

Monkey Around

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

¾ part Sweet Vermouth

¼ Maraschino Liqueur

1 Dash Chocolate Bitters

Add all ingredients to mixing group. Add cold dry ice and stir. Once dilution is reached, strain into glass and garnish with a twist orange peel.

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