We have endured months of the chills, runny noses, freezing commutes and those persistent extra Winter pounds that crept in somewhere after Thanksgiving and have made their presence felt ever since. It’s just about that time to put away those Hot Toddy’s and welcome the warmer weather with open arms and of course, a refreshing Spring cocktail in hand.
Let’s celebrate the long-awaited introduction of short sleeves and of course, National Cocktail Day (March 24th) with a few of these thirst-quenching and delicious seasonal sips curated with Woodford Reserve, Crystal Head Vodka, Seagram’s Vodka, Proper No Twelve, Corralejo Tequila and Stella Rosa.
1 oz. Seagram’s Watermelon Vodka
1.25 oz. Templeton Rye
.75 oz Demerara syrup
2 lemon wedges
Muddle the lemons/mint and syrup.
Add the liquor/light shake and dirty dump in rocks glass.
WOODFORD RESERVE TEA PUNCH
3oz. Unsweetened Tea
1.5oz. Strawberry Lemonade
1.5oz. Orange Juice
2.oz Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select
Pour over ice in a tea cup! Garnish with a mint sprig and a cinnamon stick
PROPER NO. TWELVE CRUMLIN COBBLER
Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer
1.5 Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
3 Bar Spoon Macerated Strawberries
Garnish: Basil Sprig
In a shaker muddle Strawberries. Combine the remaining ingredients, shake and strain into a rocks glass.
1 pint strawberries
3 large basil leaves, Chiffonade
1 pint of sugar
Cut Strawberries into small pieces. Combine with basil and sugar and mix vigorously, slightly bruising the strawberries. Cover and store for 12 hours.
CORRALEJO TEQUILA SPICY GRAPEFRUIT SOUR
2 ounces Corralejo Reposado
1 ounce grapefruit juice
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce jalapeño simple syrup
1 egg white
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients
Strain out ice and shake hard again
Strain into your glass
Garnish & Enjoy!
POM POM PUNCH
4 oz. Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti
1 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Pomegranate juice
Pour Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti into glass.
Add juices then pomegranate. Stir and enjoy!
COOL & DILL-LICIOUS
1 ½ oz Crystal Head Vodka Aurora
½ oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3 oz Tonic Water
3 slices of Cucumber
Pinch of Fresh Dill
Muddle cucumber, fresh dill Crystal Head Vodka and St Germain in a shaker.
Add ice and shake.
Strain into a highball glass over ice.
Garnish with dill sprig and cucumber slice.
1 oz. orange juice
1 oz. mango juice
Stella Rosa Tropical Mango
½ oz. Rosa 22
Pinch of shredded coconut
Place ice in glass.
Add orange juice and mango juice.
Pour in Stella Rosa Tropical Mango.
Add Rosa 22. Garnish with shredded coconut, orange twist, lime wheel, and an edible flower.