The Cinque Terre Martini

Muddle a slice or two of lemon and 3-4 basil leaves in the bottom of the small side of a shaker, add ice, 3 ounces of Vodka 14, and 1 ounce of simple syrup. Place the large side of the shaker upside down between two low ball glasses allowing space between the glasses. Light a…

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The Scotch Cobbler

This new twist on the Bourbon classic begins with 2.5 ounces of Highland Harvest, a splash of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, half an ounce of grapefruit juice, and 1.5 teaspoons of almond extract in a shaker (without ice). Stir. Pour over ice into a lowball glass. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel…

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Homemade Spiced Rum

Making your own spiced rum is a fine way to add a truly unique spirit to your liquor shelf, or to better appreciate the art of crafting a fine spiced rum. It is also easier than you might think. Start with 750mL of Papagayo Platinum Rum in a 1L glass jar. Add a wood stave, which…

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The Lavender Collins

This stylized twist on the classic Collins begins with an easy-to-make lavender syrup. Begin by bringing a cup of water and 3 tablespoons of lavender flowers (fresh or dried) to a boil. Slowly stir in 2 cups of organic sugar until fully dissolved and simmer for 5 minutes to make a simple syrup. Allow to…

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum is an American tradition dating back to colonial times, and a surefire hit at any holiday-season gathering. It’s also an ideal party cocktail because it can be prepared ahead of time. The first step is to make a batter. Combine 8 ounces (2 sticks) of organic butter with 1.5 cups brown sugar,…

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