Articles Tagged: simple syrup

Pilgrim’s Pumpkin 75

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Champagne cocktails and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. The light and refreshing bubbles are a good match for the heavy food! Get in the spirit with this pumpkin adaptation of the French 75 cocktail.

Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 1/2 oz  pumpkin puree
2 pinches pumpkin pie spice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, vigorously shake the gin, puree, spice, lemon juice and … Read more

Marga-Regis!

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Let us raise a glass to Regis Philbin, as he signs off from over 28 years on-air.  First with Kathy Lee and now with Kelly, Reeg has been there  Always with a smile and a great sense of humor.  If you’re in New York to toast Regis on his final day, stop by The Atlantic Grill to sip on this sparkling kiwi cocktail, from Sauza.  For the rest of us, this is a quick easy … Read more

Archangel

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This drink comes to us from our friend Daniel A. Godinez of Rosewood Cocktail Development Consulting and Pasta Moon, Half Moon Bay CA. With the Bourbon, pear and apple, it’s perfect for Fall!

Ingredients:
4 slices Bosc Pear
2 oz Angel’s Envy Bourbon
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz unfiltered apple cider
1/4 oz Sonoma Walnut Liqueur
1 splash Old Fashioned Bitters
1 splash fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Muddle the Bosc pear and add remaining … Read more

Bloody Red Rum Sangria

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Ingredients:
1 750ml bottle of spiced rum
1/2 bottle Voga Merlot
6 oz. fresh lime juice
6 oz. triple sec liqueur
6 oz. simple syrup
2 limes sliced in thin wheels
2 red oranges sliced in thin wheels

Directions:
Chill ingredients overnight or at least a few hours before the party. Add all ingredients into a large punch bowl. Float a large ice block to keep it cool. These can be made easily using a … Read more

Lovin’ in the Coven

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Rum Old Fashioned

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Inspired by a delicious rum that brings to mind a scotch, today’s drink is a Rum Old Fashioned. We’ve reviewed Brugal 1888 and found it to be a sipping rum complex enough to please whiskey aficionados. So why not try it in the ultimate whiskey drink?

Adding a little sugar and bitters to Brugal 1888 draws out the sweet notes while maintaining the rum’s deep smoky and spicy flavors. I highly recommend you get your … Read more

Dra-Kahlúa

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Welcome to the 31 Drinks of Halloween!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Kahlúa
1/2 oz Martell V.S. Cognac
1/2 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Blood orange wedge, garnish

Directions:
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a n chilled, half sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a blood orange wedge.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Kahlúa.

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Little Briar Rose

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Created by Brandon Josie (15 Romolo) and Susan Eggett (Forbidden Island) for the Effen Vodka Art of Design Mixologist Contest. The Little Briar Rose was the winner in San Francisco, 2011.

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz EFFEN® Vodka Black Cherry
½ oz Gran Classico
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz Limoncello
¾ simple syrup
1 dash of black walnut bitters
1 Pinch of Rosemary

Directions:
Slap rosemary and add to shaker with all of the ingredients. … Read more

Green Acre Punch

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Ingredients:
2 oz Flor de Caña 4-year old
1 oz Flor de Caña 18-year old
0.75 oz rich demerara simple syrup
1 oz lime juice
6 oz hot green tea
1 mint sprig

Directions:
Combine all of the ingredients in a container and leave over night. The next day strain and refrigerate the punch. Serve in a punch cup and garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

Courtesy Flor de Cana Rum. Created by … Read more

Sangria Basics

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Sangria is a DIY dream. It’s a wine punch with fruit and liquor in it. What kind of wine, fruit and liquor? That’s up to you.

Some people like to top off their sangria with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda or club soda. Some people like it room temperature, while others drink it over ice. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like sangria. It’s possible they wouldn’t be people worth knowing.

Using expensive wine is … Read more

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