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Enjoy Spring – Try These Great Tasting Cocktails

Now that Spring has finally arrived, it’s time for social gatherings where friends, family and business associates can get together and have a good time.

A great tasting cocktail is always a must. The challenge is always finding the right ingredients and the perfect recipe that wows! We wanted to share six delicious cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your party guests. Welcome in Spring with a great tasting cocktail. Cheers!

I’ll Have What She’s Having
By Ian Hardie (Huckleberry Bar, Brooklyn)

1 1/2 parts Caoruun
1/2 parts St. Germain
1/2 parts Aperol
3/4 parts lemon juice
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Shake all ingredients and add to a coup glass
Garnish with a grapefruit twist

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Jasmine Cocktail
By Josh Harrell (Five Star Bar, Chicago)

1/2 parts Caorunn
1/2 parts Cointreau
1/2 parts Aperol
3/4 parts Lemon

Shake all ingredients
Garnish with a lemon wedge

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Sandeman Spritz
By Jim Meehan (Please Don’t Tell, NYC)

1 1/2 parts Sandeman Founders Reserve Port
1 1/2 parts Grapefruit juice
1 1/2 parts Pellegrino Chinotto

Combine the first two ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Shake with ice and strain into a Douro spice rimmed rocks glass filled with ice.
Top with Pellegrino Chinotto.
Garnish with half a grapefruit wheel

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Day Spa
By Clint Rogers and Harrison Ginsberg (The Dawson, Chicago)

1 1/2 parts Caorunn Gin
3/4 part Camomile Cucumber Syrup
3/4 Lime juice
1/2 part Cocchi Americano
1/2 part Grapefruit juice
3/4 part Suze
3/4 part Chareau
Two dashes Jamaican #2 Biters

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass, then fill with fresh ice.
Garnish with cucumber slices.

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Sandeman Sangree
By Peter Vestinos (Wirtz Beverage Group, Chicago)

1 1/2 parts Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve
3/4 parts Plymouth Gin
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 parts Simple Syrup
2 parts Soda water

Combine all ingredients, except the soda water into a cocktail shaker.
Shake briefly with ice.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add soda water.
Add a lemon wheel and grate nutmeg across top.

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Port Margarita
By Peter Vestinos (Wirtz Beverage Group, Chicago)

2 parts Avion Tequila
3/4 parts Lime juice
3/4 parts Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve
1/4 part Agave nectar
1 dash Orange bitters

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass, then fill with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Photo: Caorunn