A Cocktail A Month - 2021 Edition

Updated: Apr 9

A Cocktail A Month continues, 2021 Edition! Like last year, these monthly cocktails will be inspired by the world around us. Featuring seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible and created with the inspiration found around every corner.


Follow along for another fun year-long cocktail journey!


- April -


Redwood Dreams

We partnered with Redwood Empire Whiskey to celebrate Earth Month and their incredible giveaway... a 3-night all expenses paid luxury glamping experience here in NorCal’s majestic redwoods!


In addition to featuring Pipe Dream Bourbon from Redwood Empire Whiskey, April's cocktail of the month was inspired by the Tastemaker Club, Winter edition from FloraLuna Apothecary. A great quarterly kit sent directly to your home filled with award-winning bitters and syrups as well as a unique infusion kit for crafting your own botanical infused spirit, liqueur or non-alcoholic cordial or tea.


Redwood Dreams:

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Shot glass

  • Cocktail Shaker

  • Rocks Glass

  • Shallow Dish (2)

Instructions:

  • In a shallow dish add a small amount of syrup and set aside

  • In the other shallow dish add a small amount of FloraLuna Winter Spice Seasoning

  • Take your rocks glass, flip upside down, and rim your glass with syrup and then with spice mix

  • Set glass aside.

  • Add ice to the cocktail shaker

  • Add the first 5 ingredients to the cocktail shaker

  • Shake and keep shaking

  • Add fresh ice and strain the cocktail into the rimmed cocktail glass

  • Serve & enjoy!

- March -


Merit Badge

If you weren't one yourself, you likely know one... a Girl Scout and at this time of year, Girl Scout Cookies are flowing. So we thought we'd give these nostalgic, addictive cookies an adult twist. Steeped in Vodka, and garnished with a chocolate thin mint rim, this cocktail is an easy way to earn your cocktail-making merit badge!


Merit Badge:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz - Thin Mint Vodka*

  • 3/4 oz - Heavy Whipping Cream

  • 1/4 oz - Mint Simple Syrup*

  • 1 T - Chocolate Syrup (we use Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce) + plus extra to rim your cocktail glass

  • 2 - Thin Mint Cookies

  • Ice Cubes

Equipment:

  • Cutting Board

  • Knife

  • Shot glass

  • Cocktail Shaker

  • Tablespoon

  • Nick & Nora Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

  • Chop Thin Mint Cookies and set aside

  • Rim your Nick & Nora cocktail glass with chocolate sauce, followed by chopped Thin Mints.

  • Set the rimmed cocktail glass in the freezer

  • Add Vodka, Cream, Mint Syrup, Chocolate Sauce, and ice to a cocktail shaker.

  • Shake and keep shaking

  • Remove the rimmed cocktail glass from the freezer

  • Add fresh ice and strain the cocktail into the rimmed cocktail glass

  • Serve & enjoy

* Mint Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup - Water Fresh Raspberries

  • 1/2 Cup - Sugar

  • 10 - Fresh Mint Leaves

Equipment:

  • Saucepot

  • 8 oz Mason Jar

  • Measuring Cup

  • Mesh Strainer

Instructions:

  • Add sugar and water to the saucepot

  • Over medium-low heat, bring sugar and water to a simmer.

  • Dissolve sugar and remove from heat

  • Tare mint leaves into the warm syrup.

  • Steep for 3 minutes and strain into Mason Jar.

  • Keep Refrigerated for 3 weeks +

* Thin Mint Vodka

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • 16 oz Mason Jar

  • Cutting Board

  • Knife

  • Mesh STrainer

Instructions:

  • Chip Thin Mints

  • Add Chopped Thin Mints & Vodka to Mason Jar

  • Shake to combined and store in a cool place

  • Steep for 48 hours, sharking every so ofter to mix.

  • Strain through a mesh strainer into another Mason Jar for storage.


- February -


Superbowl Sunday...


Kansas City Ice:

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Tampa Bay Pirate Party:

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- January -


Let Democracy Ring...



2 - 46 - 8:

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Cheers - Poppy & Vine

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