Shaken or stirred, bourbon or vodka, whatever is in a cocktail says a lot about the person drinking it. Tequila is usually for the playful, yet polished sipper, gin for the intelligent and witty type or even whiskey for the down to earth, no holds barred imbiber. But don’t let stereotypes determine what you’ll enjoy this Friday night! It’ll be World Cocktail Day and we want you to find your cocktail niche.
Cocktails should be a generous blend of ingredients far beyond just sweetener, water and bitters. Make it herbed, make it infused, or make it your own! Just make sure you make it how you love it and raise it high in the air to toast its existence.
Get prepared now with a few of our favorites.
In a shaker with ice, mix tequila, bourbon, lime juice and mint syrup. Shake well and pour over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime and mint and serve.
Canadian Club Orleans
2 parts Canadian Club 100% Rye Whiskey ($18.99, 1.75L)
2 dashes Bitters
½ part Simple syrup
1 tsp Absinthe
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to combine and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
The First City Sipper
1.5 oz St. Augustine New World Gin ($32.99, 750mL)
2 oz Polar Bitter Lemon Soda
1 oz Grapefruit juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir to combine and strain into a cocktail glass.
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