The Classic Daiquiri

Unfettered by artificially-flavored syrups and mixes, the classic daiquiri is much simpler than its more familiar cruise ship-going cousin, the frozen daiquiri, but possesses a refreshing appeal all its own. Begin with 2 ounces of the Papagayo Rum of your choice. Papagayo Añejo is ideally suited, its rich aged flavor pairing perfectly with the citrus of the lime,…

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The Sand Snake

This original cocktail is sleek and seductive, but with a bite. Begin with 1.5 ounces of Highland Harvest Blended Malt Scotch Whisky in a shaker with ice. Add half an ounce of grapefruit juice, half an ounce of cherry juice, and half an ounce of sweet vermouth, along with a squeeze of lemon, and stir…

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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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