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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The Summer Sunday

This refreshing original elevates whiling away a hot summer Sunday afternoon to a high art. In a highball glass, muddle two chunks of fresh-sliced watermelon. Add ice, 2 ounces of Papagayo Platinum Rum, and two dashes of Angostura bitters. Top off the glass with soda.  Stir and garnish with a small watermelon wedge…

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The Regal Gin & Juice

This simple variation on the cocktail famously associated with Compton, California is a breeze to mix, and a surefire hit at any party. Begin with 2 ounces of Juniper Green Gin in a shaker with ice. Add 1.5 ounces of organic grapefruit juice and stir. Pour into a lowball glass and top off with soda. Slap…

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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 Juniper Americano

Not to be confused with any cocktail involving Campari, any coffee drink involving adding water, or any great nation west of the UK, this unique cocktail is pure England and Italy, named for its two spirit ingredients. To make it, combine 1.5 oz Juniper Green and 1.5 oz Cocchi Americano Rosso in a lowball glass…

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