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Toast Valentine’s Day with one of these cocktails

We encourage you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone and one of these awesome cocktails. And, don’t worry if you are spending VD alone, these drinks taste just as good when you’re solo.

8476-hudson-white-manhattan-cocktail-image-jpegHudson’s White Manhattan

2 parts Hudson NY Corn Whiskey

1 part Lillet Blanc

3 dashes orange bitters

Stir ingredients with chunk ice to chill and dilute properly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Hudson Whiskey, the first legal pot-stilled whiskey distilled in New York state since prohibition, sources 90% of its grains from within 40 miles of the distillery. Lillet is a French aperitif wine from Podensac, a small village south of Bordeaux.


cherry-jerrySailor Jerry Cherry

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts lemon-lime soda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a cherry

Layer each ingredient in a Champagne flute and top with a cherry.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors.


maltjockey-copyMonkey Around

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

¾ part Sweet Vermouth

¼ Maraschino Liqueur

1 Dash Chocolate Bitters

Add all ingredients to mixing group. Add cold dry ice and stir. Once dilution is reached, strain into glass and garnish with a twist orange peel.

Monkey Shoulder is a 100% malt Scotch whisky, distilled, matured and bottled in Scotland.


monte_amigosconderechosMontelobos’ Amigos Con Derechos

1 ½ parts Montelobos Mezcal

¾ part Cynar

¼ part St. Germain

2 Dashes of Grapefruit bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain and serve up in a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Montelobos Mezcal is made in Oaxaca, the heart of mezcal production, from 100% Highland ‘Espadin‘ Agave. Cynar is an Italian bitter liqueur made from 13 herbs and plants. St-Germain is a liqueur flavored with elderflowers.


portrait_high_res_drambuie_royaleDrambuie’s The Royale

1 part Drambuie

1 part Hendrick’s

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part honey syrup

2 parts Champagne

Combine ingredients (except Champagne) and shake well. Strain up into a coupe and top with Champagne. Garnish with a sprtized orange peel.

Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices.  Hendrick’s is a gin distilled in Scotland with curious, yet marvellous, infusions of cucumber and rose.


q_smokinhotQ Smoking Hot Mule

1 part Montelobos Mezcal

1 part Ancho Reyes Liqueur

6 parts Q Drinks Ginger Beer

Slice of blood orange for garnish

Shake mezcal and liqueur with ice and strain into the bottom of a mule mug or highball glass. Top with crushed ice, add Ginger Beer and garnish with Blood orange wheel. 

Ancho Reyes is based on a 1927 recipe from Puebla, a town in Mexico known for its ancho chiles, which are dried and smoked poblanos. Q Drinks is a line of premium carbonated mixers founded by entrepreneur and Gin & Tonic enthusiast Jordan Silbert.

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