Classic Cocktail Recipes – Aviation

Print Classic Cocktail Recipes – Aviation The Aviation is a beautiful cocktail named for it’s sky blue color. The drink’s signature color comes from the creme de violette. The violet liqueur wasn’t available in North America for many years and this classic drink nearly vanished. In recent years, Ingredients Glass: chilled coupe 2 oz. gin…

White Lady

Print WhiteLady Ingredients 2 oz London Dry Gin 1 oz Cointreau 1 oz fresh lemon juice 1 barspoon simple syrup 1 egg white lemon twist Instructions Fill shaker with ice. Top with gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Remove ice from shaker and shake without ice for…

Classic Cocktail Recipes – Brandy Crusta

Print Brandy Crusta Ingredients Glass: chilled rocks glass 1 1/2 oz. cognac 1/2 oz. orange curacao 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 1 dash Angostura bitters Garnish: 1 long strip of lemon zest sugar Instructions Moisten the rim of a chilled rocks glass with a lemon wedge and coat with sugar. Add lemon zest to glass.…

Blood Orange and Juniper Shrub

  Print Blood Orange and Juniper Shrub Ingredients 12 Blood Oranges – Juiced. Peels reserved. Should yield about 3 cups of juice. 1 Cup Turbinado Sugar 1 Cup Champagne Vinegar 8 Tbsps Crushed Juniper Berries Instructions Make an oleo saccharum with sugar and orange peels. Let oleo saccharum stand for about an hour. Combine orange…

Prickly Pear Shrub

Print Prickly Pear Shrub Ingredients 15 Prickly Pears Cactus Fruit – Roughly Chopped Should equal about 6 cups 6 Cups of Demerara sugar 3 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar Instructions Macerate prickly pears in sugar for 3 days. Add vinegar. Mix up shrub and store in resealable container. Let stand for another 4 day.

Raspberry Syrup Recipe

Print Raspberry Syrup Ingredients 2 cups demerara syrup 1 cup raspberries 1 cup water Instructions Stir sugar and water over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Add raspberries stirring until the berries form a pulp. Strain into a jar and refrigerate. Over time, the pectin will rise to the surface and can be skimmed off.

Wild Rose Collins

Many of the new craft gins on the market emphasize rose and cucumber flavors in their botanicals. This Tom Collins recipe is designed to take advantage of those flavors.
One of our favorite gins in this category is Victoria Gin. A small batch artisinal gin distilled on Vancouver Island. It is well worth trying out in this recipe.