The Godfather Cocktail
A bold mix of scotch whiskey and cherry tempered with amaretto, this cocktail brings it. Say hello to the mother of all cocktails– The Godfather. A gusty divergence from your run-of-the-mill cocktail menu that packs as much buzz as sipping pleasure.
1 shot scotch whiskey (or bourbon)
1 shot amaretto
Frozen whiskey stones (optional)
3. Add cherries if you wish for garnish.
The Gingersnap Cocktail
Weighing in with three ingredients but packed with flavor, the Gingersnap pairs splendidly with crisp autumn receptions or cold winter ceremonies. Amaretto, ginger beer, and bitters make up this sweet and spicy sipper.
1 ounce amaretto, preferably Disaronno
2 ounces ginger beer, chilled
1/4 teaspoon Angostura bitters
1. Add the amaretto, ginger beer, and bitters to an old-fashioned glass filled with ice
2. Stir until combined
Grapefruit Salty Dog
If you’re a sassy greyhound, then the Salty Dog is your spirit animal. (See what we did there?) A traditional vodka Greyhound with a salted rim, plus a little added grapefruit for good measure. Tart and refreshing. An exceptional summertime aperitif.
1/3 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
2 tablespoons good quality vodka
Coarse sea salt for rim
Grapefruit slice for garnish
1 cup crushed ice
1. Wet the rim of your glass with water or the grapefruit slice. Dip in sea salt.
2. Fill glass with crushed ice.
3. Combine juice and vodka in shaker and shake or stir to combine.
Rose & Tarragon Gin Lemonade
Mixed to perfection and blushing just a bit, this cocktail is for the easy breezy lovers of simplicity but holds it’s own with downright elegance. An easy blend of gin, sparkling rose lemonade, and tarragon sprigs, this princess of punch can be dressed up or down. It’s as low-maintenance as you can get without sacrificing anything in presentation. Can’t find sparkling rose lemonade? Make it with plain sparkling lemonade and rosewater– both easily obtained, and plus you get posh points for using rose water. It’s a win-win.
3 ounces Gin
Sprigs of fresh tarragon
Sparkling Rose Lemonade, chilled
Rose petals for garnishInstructions
2. Top off the glass with chilled sparkling rose lemonade. Garnish with a rose petal and a fresh sprig of tarragon