A Cocktail A Month - 2021 Edition

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!


- July -

Salt Point Sipper

A featured cocktail at the upcoming nuptials of our founder, and appropriately named 'Salt Point Sipper', where her fiance popped the question, July's cocktail of the month is a perfect tart, refreshing, summertime cocktail. Featuring small batch Rye Vodka from Spirit Works and a Summer simple syrup from Flora Luna Apothecary that bursts with flavor.


Salt Point Sipper:

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Shot Glass

  • Teaspoon

  • Highball Glass

  • Bar Spoon

Instructions:

  • In your glass add lemon juice, vodka, simple syrup, and ginger juice

  • Stir

  • Add ice

  • Top with Ginger Ale, about 3 oz

  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve!


- June -

Peach Old Fashioned

In celebration of National Bourbon Day and early summer stone fruit, June's cocktail of the month is a Peach Old Fashioned. With three simple ingredients, it's an easy cocktail to wind down with after a long day!


Peach Old Fashioned:

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Rocks Glass

  • Shot Glass

  • Bar Spoon

Instructions:

  • Add Bourbon, Peach juice, and bitters to your rocks glass

  • Stir

  • Add Ice

  • Serve!

- May -

Strawberry Fields

Fresh strawberries are the inspiration behind May's cocktail of the month! Featuring fresh strawberry granita topped with Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine and St. Germain, this Sprig time cocktail is the perfect afternoon sipper.


Strawberry Fields:

Ingredients:

Equipment:

  • Shot glass

  • Measuring Cup

  • Rocks Glass

Instructions:

  • In your rocks glass, add 1 cup of Strawberry Granita

  • Pour 4 oz of Sparkling Wine over Granita

  • Top with 1/2 oz of St. Germain

  • Enjoy!

* Strawberry Granita

Ingredients:

  • 3 containers of strawberries

  • Juice of 1 orange

  • 1 Cups Water

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

Equipment:

  • Blender

  • Cutting Board

  • Measuring Cup

  • Knife

  • Strainer

  • Deep Sided Baking Dish

  • Freezer

  • Fork

Instructions:

  • Wash and dry strawberries, remove tops, and place in a blender

  • Add the juice of one orange to the blender

  • Blender until smooth

  • Pour strawberry mixture through a strainer and into a baking dish (it is thick and will take a little while).

  • Add water and sugar to the strawberry mixture, mix well and place in the freezer uncovered.

  • Let freeze for 30 - 45 minutes, mixture should barely begin to freeze around the edges and still be slushy in the center.

  • Lightly stir the crystals from the edge of the granita mixture into the center, using a fork, and mix thoroughly. Close freezer and chill until granita is nearly frozen, 30 to 40 more minutes. Repeat freezing and stirring with the fork 3 to 4 times until the granita is light, crystals are separate, and granita looks dry and fluffy.

  • Scoop and serve!

- April -


Rocks cocktail glass with spice rim filled with bourbon cocktail, next to Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon Bottle with red and white label.
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 -


Girl Scout Cookie themed cocktail featuring vodka, thin mint cookies, cream, mint syrup and chocolate sauce. Shaken and served over ice with a thin mint cookie rim.
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...



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Cheers - Poppy & Vine