Low Key Collins

2 oz. Humboldt Organic vodka¾ oz. Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice½ oz. Honey syrup (1:1 honey/water ratio)2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 oz. Soda water Combine the first five ingredients and shake. Add 1 oz. soda water to the shaker and fine strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a flower.   Alicia Walton, bartender at The Sea Star in San Francisco, created this recipe. The post Low Key Collins first…

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Recipes To Shake Up Vodka Day

Vodka may be the leading spirit in terms of consumption, but vodka cocktails typically don’t get a lot of love from mixologists. We’ve seen quite a few creative vodka cocktails in recent months, and have rounded up five for National Vodka Day on Oct. 4. So raise a glass to King Vodka this Sunday—Cheers! Mojo Rising(shown atop)1 ¼ oz. Guillotine Heritage barrel-aged vodka¼ oz. Sweet vermouth ½ oz. Ginger syrup 1 oz. Blood orange juice¾ oz. Lemon juiceSpicy homemade…

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Berry Basil Sangria

1 ½ oz. Vodka¾ oz. Blueberry syrup¾ oz. Lemon juice1 oz. Rosé wineSeltzer water Combine ingredients in a wine glass over ice and top with seltzer water. Garnish with fresh basil leaf and lemon wheels. Adam Peabody, head of mixology at LondonHouse Chicago, created this recipe. Go to Source Author: Melissa Dowling {authorlink}

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Bramble Smash

1 ½ oz. Vodka or other preferred spirit1 oz. Jam or preserves1 oz. Lemon or lime juiceSplash club sodaHerb garnish (mint, thyme or basil work best) Mix jam, citrus and spirit together in a shaker. Shake, then pour over ice in a glass and top with soda. Garnish with herb. Simon Stilwell, beverage manager at Wild Common in Charleston, SC, created this recipe. Go to Source Author: Melissa Dowling {authorlink}

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