Raise a glass to the 3 day weekend
Labor Day Weekend is here and we know this is the perfect weekend to do two things, shop and drink! And we have the perfect cocktail recipes to try out to enjoy this much needed 3 day weekend.
First up we have a recipe from Tres Agaves Tequila called the Tres Agaves Spicy Paloma. And this is perfect for folks that are looking to turn up the heat, this cocktail is calling your name.
Tres Agaves Spicy Paloma
- 2 oz Tres Agaves Organic 100% de Agave Reposado Tequila
- 2 oz Fresh grapefruit
- 1/2 oz Freshly squeezed lime
- 1/2 oz Tres Agaves Cocktail Ready Organic Agave Nectar
- 1 slice of jalapeño
Build ingredients into Cocktail Tin. Add 2 oz Fresh Grapefruit, 1/2 oz of freshly squeezed lime, 1/2 oz of Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail-ready Agave Nectar. Add one slice of freshly cut Jalapeño. Lastly, add 2 oz Tres Agave Organic 100% de Agave Reposado, add ice, and give it a healthy shake.
Next up for our tequila section we have a Teremana Tequila cocktail that we have loved to make this past summer and it’s called the Mana Spritz
- 2 oz Teremana Blanco
- 2 oz Lemonade
- .25 tsp Grenadine
- 2 oz Soda Water
Garnish: Lemon wheel
Combine Teremana Blanco, lemonade, and soda water in a highball glass with cube ice. Top with grenadine.
And this wouldn’t be a complete roundup without featuring one of our favorite tequila brands, PATRON Tequila. And we have a few recipes to feature depending on the type of tequila you prefer.
PATRÓN Perfect Paloma
- 1.5 oz. Patrón Reposado
- 3 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
- .5 oz. Agave syrup (1:1)
- .5 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz. Sparkling water
- Sugar and salt for rimming
- Grapefruit wedge for garnish
Instructions: Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a shaker tin and shake with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a sugar and salt rimmed collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
PATRÓN Añejo Highball
- 1.5 oz. Patrón Añejo
- 5 oz. Club soda
- Orange twist
Instructions: Fill a highball or collins glass with ice, the clearest and coldest available. Add Patrón Añejo and club soda, stir gently from the bottom up. Garnish with an expressed peel of orange.
PATRÓN Silver & Soda
- 2 oz Patrón Silver
- 3 oz Premium tonic water
- Lime wedge for garnish
Instructions: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass and stir. Garnish with lime wedge.
Whiskey and Bourbon
To kick off the whiskey section of the roundup we have a few recipes courtesy of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey.
- 2 parts Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 1/2 part simple syrup
- 1 peach, diced
- 3-4 mint leaves
- Splash of soda water
Instructions: Muddle peaches, simple syrup & mint leaves in a shaker. Add Proper No. Twelve and fill shaker with ice. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with mint leaves and a peach slice
- 2 parts Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 2 parts Lemonade
- 2 parts Iced Tea
Instructions: Pour Proper No. Twelve over ice. Add lemonade and iced tea. Stir. Garnish with lemon slice.
Proper Bloody Mary
- 1.5 parts Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 3 parts Tomato Juice
- 1/3 part Lemon Juice
- 4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 bar spoon Pickle Juice
- 1/2 bar spoon Horseradish
- Squeeze of Lime Juice
- 1 pinch Celery Salt or Table Salt
- 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
Instructions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and olives.
Proper Iced Coffee
- 1 part Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 4 parts Cold Coffee
- Milk or creamer of choice
- Sweetener of choice
Instructions: Fill glass with ice. Add Proper No. Twelve and cold coffee. Add creamer and sweetener to taste. Stir to combine.
- 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- .5 oz lime juice
- 3 oz ginger beer
- Lime wedge
Instructions: Add ice to copper mug. Add Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, lime juice and ginger beer to the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Proper Craic Water
- 2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz Coconut Water
- Juice of Half a Lime
- Mineral Water
Instructions: Build in highball glass over ice. Top w/ Mineral Water. Garnish w/ Lime Wedge
Proper Summer Punch
- 375ml Bottle of Proper No. Twelve
- 3/4 cup Lemonade
- 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Red Wine
- 3/4 cup Seltzer
- 2 Lemons, sliced into wheels
- Mint Leaves
Instructions: Combine Ingredients, shake or stir, serve over ice
Our next whiskey brand we wanted to feature is Proclamation Irish Whiskey.
- 2 oz Proclamation Irish Whiskey
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- .5 oz sugar cane syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Topped with freshly drawn soda water
Instructions: Garnished with dark maraschino cherry on a stick and with a twist of orange peel. Shaken over ice, strained then stirred into ice filled glass
Proclamation Summer Whiskey Sour
- 1.5 oz Proclamation Whiskey
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz raspberry syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Instructions: Shake together in cocktail shaker and serve over ice. Garnish with raspberry sitting on basil leaf
Proclamation Old Fashioned
- 2 ounces Proclamation Irish Whiskey
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 teaspoon water
Instructions: Garnish with orange peel
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Spritz
- 1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- 1 part Aperol®
- 3/4 parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Splash of simple syrup
- Orange peel
Fill a wine glass with ice and layer in Maker’s Mark®, Aperol®, lemon juice and syrup. Top with Prosecco and garnish with an orange peel.
And to round out this section we have two delicious cocktails from Macallan.
Garden of Legacy
- 40ml The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
- 30ml Pink Grapefruit juice
- 10ml Sugar syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
- Top up with soda or tonic and garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a tall glass, and add ice. Top up with soda or tonic. Garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge.
The Macallan Speyside Sipper
- 1 ½ oz The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old
- ½ oz Membrillo
- ¼ Lime
- 3 oz Sprite’s Delight Tea
- 1 grapefruit
Instrucitons: Dissolve ½ oz Membrillo into Sprite’s Delight Tea. Add 1 oz Fresh grapefruit and .25 oz lime. Serve tallover ice in a highball glass. Garnish with membrillo slice
Gin is one of our favorite spirits to include in cocktails with it’s distinct and wonderful herbal notes. And gin is an easy spirit to use when making a tasty cocktail. And the cocktail we have for you is from Barr Hill Gin and it’s called The Bee’s Freeze
The Bee’s Freeze
- 2 oz Barr Hill Gin
- 1.5 oz Raw honey syrup (2 parts raw honey : 1 part hot water)
- 1.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup of ice
Glassware: Honey bear glass or cocktail glass. Garnish: Dehydrated lemon or orange wheel. Blend all together and enjoy.
And we wanted to end this section with a canned cocktail that we have fallen in love with and featured in the past. The Finnish Long Drink is a tasty citrus and gin cocktail that is both flavorful and has enough kick to it where you will feel it after you finish the can. The Finnish Long Drink Traditional Citrus is an incredibly delicious alcoholic beverage native to Finland, The Finnish Long Drink’s Traditional Citrus is made with real liquor, natural grapefruit, and juniper berry. 355ml / 12oz cans sold in packs of 6 for $11.99-$13.99.
We have a new rum spirit that we have been recently introduced to and this is Kasama Rum. Named after the Filipino term for “together,” Kasama pays homage to founder Alexandra Dorda’s Filipino-Polish heritage with a rum that defies the category. As the daughter of the Belvedere and Chopin vodka co-founder, Alexandra brings the same level of quality and experience her family company was built on to her first solo venture. Kasama is distilled in the Philippines, bottled at her family’s distillery in Poland, and enjoyed in the United States. The brand represents sunshine and optimism inside and out with a golden rum that is aged 7 years in ex-bourbon American oak barrels and has notes of sweet pineapple, a hint of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt. Leaving behind the typical tropes associated with old-school rum brands like sailors and pirates and absent of heavily spiced flavor profiles – Kasama brings a refreshing approach in both branding and palate to a category in need of a breath of fresh air.
And the cocktail we wanted to feature is called the Kasama Rum Negroni.
Kasama Rum Negroni
1oz Kasama Rum
1oz Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth
A dash of Bittermans Tiki Bitters
Orange twist to garnish
Instructions: Build in rocks glass over ice and stir.
For the last section in this roundup we have a new release from one of our favorite wine brands, Sonoma-Cutrer. Recently, Sonoma-Cutrert has announced the release of 2019 Grand Brut Rosé, part of its highly-anticipated annual Winemaker’s Release. The Winemaker’s Release is a series of wines that showcases Sonoma-Cutrer’s commitment to artisan craftsmanship and showcases their unique, high-quality production practices.
The 2019 Grand Brut Rosé is a cuveé of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from two of the Russian River Valley winery’s most renowned vineyards, Owsley Estate and Vine Hill Ranch. This release from Pinot Noir Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono showcases the Sonoma-Cutrer’s mastery of both grape varieties while continuing a tradition of innovation and experimentation.