Planters Punch

The Planter’s Punch is said to have originated in Jamaica, and references to it exist as far back as 1878. This updated variation nixes the grenadine, which today is usually artificially flavored and colored. Instead, we use a pomegranate syrup, which is how grenadine of old would have been made, taking us back to the…

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The Vermont 75

This New England variation on the famous French 75 kicks this classic up a notch. Begin with 3 ounces of Juniper Green Gin and 1 ounce of lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup, or more, to taste. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Top with a dry,…

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Stan’s White Monkey

Mixologist Stan Usinowicz’s White Monkey begins by grating fresh ginger as finely as possible. In a shaker, combine a pinch of the fresh ginger, 2 ounces of Vodka 14, a dash of ceylon bark cinnamon, 2 ounces of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon of organic half-and-half, and 0.5 ounces of Root Organic Liquor. Shake…

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The Spiced Sparkler

This cocktail keeps it simple and allows the flavors of Papagayo Spiced Rum to shine through.  In a shaker with ice, add 2 ounces of Papagayo Spiced Rum, the fresh squeezed juice of half a lime, and 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar.  Stir, then pour into a lowball glass. Top off with a touch of…

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The Bulldog Highball

The Moscow Mule, evolved.  Fill a tall glass with ice and add 2 ounces of Juniper Green Gin, and the fresh squeezed juice from half of an organic orange. Top off with ginger beer such as Fever Tree Ginger Beer. Add a dash of bitters, if you’d like, and garnish with a lime wedge…

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