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Honor Dad with Great Tasting Father’s Day Cocktails

This Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day. Celebrate this great day that honors all the wonderful dads around the world. It’s time to honor your dad with great tasting Father’s Day cocktails.

This holiday calls for a fun way to just sit back and relax with your beloved Dad.  What better way of doing that than with his preferred drink in hand. As a result, we’ve got you covered. Serve up tasty renditions of traditional drinks, from bourbon and tequila, and everything in between. These delicious cocktails are sure to satisfy.

We are pleased to share several cocktail recipes of great tasting Father’s Day cocktails. Toast dad and hope he enjoys his big day!

Proud & Triumphant
Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole (photo above)
Revel in all Dad has done and accomplished through every journey with this special caffeinated twist on a Dark n’ Stormy, featuring espresso-infused spiced rum for a subtle and mysterious, yet satisfying rendition.
2 parts espresso-infused Sugar Island Spice Rum*
½ part ginger beer
½ part fresh lime juice
Candied ginger for garnish

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Matured Manhattan
An elevated version of a staple cocktail, this Manhattan uses Maker’s 46 for a bolder and more complex rendition for the Dad who likes to step up his cocktailing game.

2 parts Maker’s 46®
½ part sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherry.

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Dad’s Bittersweet Truth
Nothing beats some advice from Dad; to ease some of that truth, sip on a favorite like the Negroni, but with an extra kick using tequila instead of gin. The richer, yet surprisingly smooth, profile provides a unique way to enjoy tequila on Dad’s special day — all while relishing in candid exchanges (because Dad never holds back).

1 part Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila
¾ part Cynar
½ part Punt e Mes
½ part Carpano Antica
Chocolate Bitters
Stir all ingredients and serve up with an orange twist.

Shake espresso or coffee-infused Sugar Island Spiced Rum and lime juice over ice and strain into a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel and candied ginger.

– Espresso-infused spiced rum: Mix ¼ cup of ground espresso or coffee with room temperature Sugar Island Spiced Rum.
– Let the mixture soak for 30 minutes.
– Strain and set

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Photo: Andrew Kist




Celebrate The Kentucky Derby with a Mint Julep Cocktail

Today is the big day for the world famous Kentucky Derby. It’s the biggest day in horse racing around the world. If you can’t be there in person, celebrate the big race with a Mint Julep cocktail.

Maker’s Mark is an iconic bourbon brand loved by many. Maker’s Mark is awesome to drink on the rocks or mixed to create a delicious tasting cocktail. The Mint Julep cocktail drink is as popular as the Kentucky Derby itself.

If you are planning to host a Kentucky Derby party or attend a social gathering, be sure to include the Mint Julep cocktail. The great taste of Maker’s Mark bourbon is well known. The luxury spirit brand has put together some classic and innovative cocktail recipes for the big horse race.

Two that I think are so delicious are the Champagne Mint Julep and the Bourbon Ball Mint Julep. In addition, consider trying the Blackberry Mint Julep from Jelly Toast or Watermelon Granita Julep from Take a Megabite. These two fun cocktails offer a unique twist to the traditional mint and bourbon libation.

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Maker’s Mark Mint Julep

1 – ½ parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

Fresh mint

2 tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint

Splash of distilled water

Powdered sugar

Mint sprig for garnish

1 cup granulated sugar*

1 cup distilled water*

Mix together simple syrup muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig. *Simple Syrup: Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool.


Bourbon Ball Julep

2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

½ DeKuyper® Amaretto Liqueur

½ DeKuyper® White Crème De Cocoa

¼ parts Dekuyper® Muddled Mint

Sugar and crushed pecans

Pour Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, DeKuyper® Amaretto Liqueur, DeKuyper® White Crème De Cocoa, Dekuyper® Muddled Mint over ice in shaker. Shake well and strain over ice. Sprinkle with sugar and crushed pecan.


Champagne Mint Julep

2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

2 parts sparkling white wine or Champagne

½ parts elderflower liqueur

Lemon twist and mint for garnish

Mix together Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, sparkling white wine, elderflower liqueur. Muddle with mint. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with lemon twist.

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Photo: Maker’s Mark




Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with a Baileys Original Irish Cream Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world this Friday, March 17. This holiday commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland. There will be parties and celebrations in your favorite bars, nightclubs and homes. Don’t forget delicious Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur.

Irish beer will definitely be flowing on tap. Many bars and private parties will be serving up green colored beer. But to get you in the real Irish sprit, be sure to include Baileys Original Irish Cream. Celebrating with a great tasting Baileys cocktail is the way to have fun and enjoy your evening.

We want to share a cocktail recipe featuring Baileys Original Irish Cream. Raise your glass and toast to St. Patrick’s Day in style.

Created by New York City mixologist – Meaghan Dorman, Irish Egg Cream pays honor to Ireland, often called the Emerald Isle. This cocktail features Baileys Original Irish Cream and is mixed with chocolate milk and seltzer water. Add some whipped cream and tasty, green doughnut holes. I bet your mouth is already salivating.

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with an Irish Egg Cream cocktail. It’s simple to make and oh so delicious.

Irish Egg Cream
Ingredients:
– 1 oz of Baileys Original Irish Cream
– 1 1/2 oz of Chocolate Milk
– 1 1/2 oz of Seltzer Water
– Add Whipped Cream and Green Mini Doughnut for Garnish

Preparation:
1. Combine Baileys Original and chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker, along with ice.
2. Shake well.
3. Pour the seltzer water into the bottom of a cocktail or drink glass.
4. Strain contents from the shaker on top of the seltzer.
5. Garnish with whipped cream and doughnut.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day or also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick. Remember to be safe and drink responsibly. Think twice before you drink and drive.

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Photo: Shannon Sturgis Photography




Enjoy Your Oscars Party with a Facundo Rum Cocktail

The Oscars are coming up this weekend. Many people are planning for an Academy Awards viewing party. Be sure to enjoy your Oscars party with a delicious Facundo Rum cocktail.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday February 26, 2017. The 2017 Oscars will be a star studded, red carpet event watched by millions all around the world. Who will win best picture this year? The nominations in the Best Picture category are: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight

Make your Oscars viewing party a success by serving a Facundo Rum cocktail. This great tasting cocktail will be the taste of your town. Bring a little old Hollywood into your home. Named the NEO Fresco, this cocktail made with Facundo Rum reminds us of the elegance and sophistication of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

As you watch the actors stroll down the famous red carpet, raise your Facundo Rum cocktail and salute their talent and contribution to the Hollywood movie industry.

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NEO Fresco
Ingredients:
* 1 ½ parts FACUNDO NEO Rum
* ½ part Chareau Aloe liqueur
* ¼ part St George Raspberry liqueur
* ¼ part simple syrup
* ½ part lime juice
* Makrut Lime Leaf for garnish

Method:
* Shake all of the ingredients and strain into a coupe glass.
* Finish by garnishing with a makrut lime leaf.

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Offering a dazzling punch is always a wise choice for party planners. MAde with BANKS 5 Island Rum, this elegant punch cocktail is to die for. Created by Joel Frasers, the Life in Paris Punch is also paired with Champagne and Absinthe. Sounds so good!

Life in Paris
Ingredients:
* 750 parts BANKS 5 Island Rum
* 750 parts Extra Brut Champagne
* 375 parts Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
* 275 parts Chilled Mineral Water
* ½ part Absinthe
* Lemon Oleo-Sarrharum

Method:
* Combine everything but the Champagne in a bowl and stir in the oleo-saccharum until it dissolves.
* Chill before service.
* When ready to serve, fill a punchbowl with one large ice block, add Champagne, star anise pods, grapefruit, and lime wheels, edible flowers.
* Finally, garnish with lime wheel and a star anise pod.

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As a bonus, we wanted to share another cocktail recipe. This one is made with Bacardi rum. For party guests who desire a little more kick in their favorite drink, Bacardi rum comes to the rescue. Bacardi 8 Años Rum helps create a classic cocktail that will appeal to your sophisticated Oscars party guests.

BACARDÍ 8 Años Old Fashioned
Ingredients:
* 2 parts BACARDÍ 8 Años Rum
* 2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
* 1 splash water
* ½ tsp sugar
* 1 orange peel

Method:
* In an Old-Fashioned glass, combine the sugar, water and Angostura Bitters with a bar spoon.
* Add half the BACARDÍ 8 Años along with 2-3 large ice cubes, stirring repeatedly.
* Pour in the second half of the rum and 2-3 more ice cubes, continuing to stir. Cut a piece of orange peel (about 5cm long); express the orange peel over the drink, releasing the citrus oils.
* Lastly, drop the peel into the drink to finish.

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Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Cruzan Rum

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Lovers all around the world celebrate that special person in their life. For those who are attending a party or social event, be sure to enjoy a some delicious Valentine’s Day cocktails.

Cruzan Rum is a popular spirit brand. It’s rum products are drunk in many bars and nightclubs. With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, be sure to enjoy great tasting, Valentine’s Day cocktails.

Maybe you are planning to host a Valentine’s Day party or just want to make a delicious cocktail. We want to share some awesome cocktail recipes. Impress that special someone in your life or make sure your friends enjoy your social gathering.

These signature, spirited cocktails are provided by some of the best spirit brands. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch, and Knob Creek Bourbon.

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Basil Hayden’s® Valentine Mule – by Rob Floyd (Los Angeles, CA)
Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon 3⁄4 part Fresh Lime Juice
1⁄2 part Simple Syrup
1⁄2 part Strawberry Jam Ginger Beer
2 dashes Angostura Bitters Rosemary Sprig (for garnish)

Method:
– Combine all ingredients except for ginger beer and shake with ice. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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Cruzan® Valentine’s Sparkler
Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
1 1/2 part Vanilla Simple Syrup
1/2 part Unsweetened Fresh Cranberry Juice
2 parts Sparkling Wine

Method:
– Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir twice. Garnish with an orange peel cut in the shape of a heart.

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Be My Peat-Heart? – by NYC mixologist Andrey Kalinin
Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky
1/2 part Drambuie® Liqueur
1 part Bordeaux Red Wine
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Orange Peel (for garnish)

Method:
– Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass (served up). Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

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Knob Creek® Sour Ginger – by Chef Mike Isabella
Ingredients:
1¼ parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
2 parts Fresh Squeezed Ruby Grapefruit Juice
¾ part Domaine de Canton® Ginger Liqueur
½ part Lemon Juice
Lime Wedge, stuffed with Candied Ginger

Method:
– Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add Ice and shake. Strain over ice in a rocks glass. Squeeze the lime wedge to disperse the candied ginger into the drink.

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Let us know how you like the above Valentine’s Day cocktails. May romance be in the air and you have a terrific day.

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Relax and Enjoy Cocktails at Mulberry Project pop-up at La Zebra Hotel

You’re on a tropical beach overlooking the warm waters of the Caribbean. It’s time for a drink. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at the new Mulberry Project pop-up at Colibri Boutique Hotels’ beachside La Zebra hotel in Tulum, Mexico.

Colibri Boutique Hotels collection consists of five properties in Tulum, Mexico (La Zebra, El Pez, Mi Amor, Mezzanine) and Little Corn Island, Nicaragua (Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa). Designed for relaxation, the “Barefoot Chic” collection includes Found behind the La Zebra hotel is the Mulberry Project “rustic chic” bar. The Mulberry Project is recognized for pioneering the bespoke cocktail concept.

Enjoy life and try a personalized cocktail experience. The mixologists are using the best tequila, rum and mezcal to create delicious cocktails. The pop-up bar on the beach is fun atmosphere where you can order your own unique drink. Don’t get stuck ordering off a menu. First select your liquor base, then choose ingredients that suggested on a chalkboard. Mix and match and get creative!

You can choose from market-fresh fruit, delish vegetables, plus various herbs and spices that are available that particular day.

Next, decide on the type of cocktail you enjoy drinking. Maybe refreshing or sweet? How about spicy and tropical? Or what about dry, bitter, smoky, herbal and many more?

Once you have decided, the talented mixologists are ready to create your ideal bespoke drink. How fun is that?

Jasper Soffer is both the founder and co-owner of the original speakeasy, found in New York City’s Little Italy. Soffer also created the Mulberry Project. He was quoted, “We don’t believe in boredom. We want to surprise you and please you at the same time. We’ll give you a cocktail you’ve probably never had before, something that fits with the magic that is Tulum. In fact, your second cocktail may be something entirely different.”

Since you are in Mexico, how about smoky mezcal concoction? Try some local, Mexican ingredients such as mole bitters.

Under the direction of talented Chef Eleazar Bonilla, you can try these delicious cocktails at the La Zebra’s restaurant. Enjoy local cuisine and a great selection of drinks.

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Photo: La Zebra




Enjoy a Coffeetail No. 51 Cocktail with LAVAZZA

Tonight, people around the world will be enjoying the official kick-off of the red carpet award season. The Golden Globes will be held tonight, January 8th, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. Toast to the Golden Globes with a Coffeetail No. 51 cocktail made with LAVAZZA coffee.

This year’s 74th Golden Globe Awards event will be hosted by comedian and late-night TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon. Lavazza is the official coffee sponsor of the 74th Golden Globes awards and will be served both before and all during the famous awards ceremony.

If you are hosting your own Golden Globes party, be sure to include Coffeetail No. 51 cocktail, made with LAVAZZA coffee. There is a popular coffee-cocktail trend underway, so be trendy yourself and ride the wave!

The Coffeetail No. 51 is made with cold brew LAVAZZA coffee, vodka, Gran Marnier, plus ginger ale. Sounds so delicious right?

Enjoy your own coffee-cocktail along with all the famous Hollywood celebrities at the red carpet award show. The Coffeetail is the perfect DIY cocktail for your Golden Globes viewing party or just watching the show at home. With the cold of winter gripping our lives, warm up with this delicious coffee-cocktail.

Here is the drink recipe for the LAVAZZA Coffeetail No. 51

Ingredients:
· 3 parts ginger ale
· 2 parts cold brew coffee concentrate
· 2/3 part vodka
· Splash of Grand Marnier
· Splash of simple syrup
· Sliced lemon, orange and cucumber
· Fresh mint
· Maraschino cherries

Method:
– Fill a 12 oz. glass with ice.
– In a shaker, combine cold brew, Grand Marnier, vodka and syrup; pour over the ice.
– Top with ginger ale.
– Decorate with wheel or slices of orange and/or a lemon.
– Skewer cherries and cucumber wedge. Garnish with mint.

We hope you enjoy the LAVAZZA Coffeetail No. 51 and share with us how your Golden Globes party went!

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Photo: LAVAZZA




Celebrate the New Year with El Jefe from Tequila Don Julio

The New Year is right around the corner. Where did 2016 go? With 2017 just weeks ago, New Year’s Eve party plans are well under way. Be sure to include “El Jefe” from Tequila Don Julio.

Tequila Don Julio has been been one of the most respected tequila brands in the world. They have just introduced their newest addition to their fine tequila portfolio – El Jefe. The new Don Julio 1942 1.75 Liter bottles will be labeled “El Jefe.”

These new bottles will be available in many of the most popular nightclubs. Initially, expect to see them in California, Illinois, New York, Florida and Nevada. In addition, additional markets will see El Jefe during 2017.

Tequila Don Julio is a top choice for many people who like to drink this fine spirit either straight or mixed in their favorite cocktail of choice. From celebrities and dignitaries, Don Julio 1942 is extremely popular. In fact, it remains the fastest growing luxury spirit over the $100 retail price point.

The history of Tequila Don Julio is epic. It was originally crafted by founder Don Julio González. In a collaboration with current Master Distiller Enrique de Colsa, the great taste of this iconic tequila was born.

Tequila is always a popular alcoholic choice. Don’t risk it by choosing a low quality tequila. Go with a top brand like Tequila Don Julio and you won’t be disappointed. Your friends will thank you as well!

Now with the bigger El Jefe size, there is no reason to live life with regrets. Have fun at your next party or social event!

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Photo: Tequila Don Julio / Shannon Sturgis Photography




Cheers! Enjoy the Best Thanksgiving Cocktails

Thanksgiving is almost here. It’s a time to reflect and spend valuable time with friends and family. The holiday season can be stressful. Sometimes a great tasting cocktail is called for. We want to share few of the best Thanksgiving cocktails.

Many of us are hosting a Thanksgiving gathering. It could be a small group or a large social event. Serving up the best Thanksgiving cocktails could make or break or party. Don’t don’t a chance of failure and go with what is popular this year.

Thanksgiving is a time of delicious foods and drinks. We eat until we can’t eat anymore. Turkey, ham, roast beef, potatoes, salad, string bean, corn, dressing, dinner rolls, gravy and the list goes on.

Here are some cocktail recipes that are ideal for the upcoming festivities. The below cocktail recipes are courtesy of Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and George Dickel. These recipes are rather simple and the drinks easy to make. They all involve just four ingredients or less.

Your family and friends will thank you for serving the best Thanksgiving cocktails or anytime of the year.

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Mutiny Mule (photo above)
· 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
· 3 oz. ginger beer
· 2 oz. lime juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

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Vanilla Hot Toddy
· 1.25 oz. Crown Royal Vanilla
· 1 tsp fine grain sugar
· 2 small cloves
· 1.5 oz. boiling water

Directions: Add Crown Royal Vanilla, fine grain sugar and cloves in a mug. Add boiling water. Stir and enjoy.

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Tennessee Cider
· 1.3 oz. George Dickel No. 12
· 4 oz. Apple Cider
· 0.5 oz. Grade B Maple Syrup
· 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions: Combine all ingredients. Garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.

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We hope you enjoyed reading about these best Thanksgiving cocktails. Best of luck for a successful party. Share with us your success stories!

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Photo: Captain Morgan




Celebrate Fall with Great Tasting Cocktails

Fall is here. Thanksgiving is just 2 short weeks away. The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family. For your next social gathering or private party, be sure to include great tasting cocktails. Food and spirits and make or break a party. Plan ahead and have a successful event.

Cruzan Rum is a delicious tasting rum. Top mixologists have created amazing rum cocktails using Cruzan Rum. In addition to rum, each drink recipe includes fantastic, seasonal flavors. A few include – molasses-rich black strap rum, cider, honey and nutmeg.

Here are two cocktail recipes with Cruzan rum you and try out and serve at your next party. These were created by Tiffanie Barriere in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Cruzan® Black Strap Belle (photo above)

Ingredients:
– 2 parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
– 2 parts Coconut Water
– 1 teaspoon Honey Syrup*
– Squeeze of Half Fresh Lime
– 6 dashes of Angostura® Bitters
– Nutmeg

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Pour into a rocks or tiki glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with nutmeg.

*Honey Syrup: Combine equal parts honey and warm water. Shake/Stir to dissolve.

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Cruzan® Dark as Night
Ingredients:
– 1 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
– 1/4 part Falernum Syrup
– 1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
– 6 parts Cider

Method: Combine Black Strap, falernum syrup and fresh lime juice in a mixing glass. Pour cider into a rocks glass and slowly float mixture over top of the cider. Finish with fresh grated nutmeg and a lime or orange peel.

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Sharing recipes for great tasting cocktails is a wonderful way to experiment and try new libations. Whether it’s a quiet drink after dinner or serving drinks for a large social event, be sure to offer the best. In addition, try a cocktail during your Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photo: Cruzan




Delicious Halloween Cocktails for Your Social Gathering

The today has finally arrived. Halloween is here. Before you know it, kids of all ages will be knocking on your door asking “Trick or Treat”? If you are hosting a Halloween party, be sure to offer your guests delicious tasting Halloween Cocktails.

Halloween is such a fun holiday. For many it’s the best one of the entire year. Great tasting Halloween cocktails are a sure way to have a successful party or social gathering.

It’s a night of ghosts, goblins and scary things that go bump in the dark. Gather round a carved pumpkin and big bowl of candy. Toast this awesome and creative Halloween holiday with delicious Halloween cocktails. Boo!

We are happy to share several cocktail recipes to try out tonight or anytime. These are available from Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Cruzan Rum, Knob Creek Bourbon and Baker’s Bourbon.

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The Basil Hayden’s Spellbound Smash
A unique twist on the classic Whiskey Smash cocktail. With the addition of fresh blackberries and orange bitters, the dark red color of this cocktail makes it a perfect spooky sipper for the occasion.

Basil Hayden’s® Spellbound Smash (photo above)
Recipe by Stephen Cole (Chicago, IL)

INGREDIENTS:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ part Demerara Syrup*
2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Half of a Lemon
5 Fresh Blackberries
3 Sage Leaves (2 for garnish)
1 sprig of Thyme (for garnish)

METHOD:
1. Place half of a lemon and the blackberries into a cocktail shaker and lightly press with the back of a bar spoon.
2. Add remaining ingredients, including one sage leaf, to cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
4. Garnish with remaining two sage leaves and a sprig of thyme.

*Demerara Syrup can be purchased, or homemade by combining a 1:1 ratio of Demerara sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

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Cruzan Dark as Night
If you’re more of a rum fan, the Cruzan Dark as Night is a sweet treat that combines the sweet, smooth flavor of Cruzan Black Strap Rum with the refreshingly crisp taste of cider.

Cruzan® Dark as Night
INGREDIENTS:
1 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
1/4 part Falernum Syrup
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
6 parts Cider

METHOD:
1. Combine Black Strap, falernum syrup and fresh lime juice in a mixing glass.
2. Pour cider into a rocks glass and slowly float mixture over top of the cider.
3. Finish with fresh grated nutmeg and a lime or orange peel.

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Knob Creek Rye & Orange Tumbler
Indulge in the big, full flavor of Knob Creek with the Knob Creek Rye & Orange Tumbler. Featuring ingredients that are already in your pantry, this cocktail is easy to make and brings the deliciously rich and savory notes of rye to life with a cocktail that offers smooth spice in every sip.

Knob Creek® Rye & Orange Tumbler
Recipe by Chef Michael Symon

INGREDIENTS:
1½ parts Knob Creek® Rye
1 part Club Soda
½ part Sugar
½ Orange
½ Rosemary Sprig

METHOD:
1. Muddle the orange, rosemary and sugar thoroughly in the bottom of a shaker.
2. Combine with Knob Creek® Rye, add ice and shake vigorously.
3. Strain over ice and float with club soda.

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The Baker’s Autumn Seelbach

Prefer a higher proof cocktail? The Baker’s Autumn Seelbach cocktail mixes fresh pressed apple cider, baked apple bitters and cinnamon, adding a sweet seasonal touch to the robust, 107-proof bourbon.

Baker’s® Autumn Seelbach
Recipe by Dominic Venegas (NYC)

INGREDIENTS:
1 part Baker’s® Bourbon
1/2 part JDK & Sons™ O3
1/2 part Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
5 dashes Baked Apple Bitters
5 dashes Tiki Bitters
Hard Cider

METHOD:
1. Combine Baker’s® Bourbon, JDK & Sons™ O3, fresh pressed apple cider, and bitters in a mixing glass over ice and stir.
2. Strain into a coupe glass and top with hard cider.
3. Garnish with a long apple twist.

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Make Halloween a fun night. It doesn’t matter is you are staying at home or out with friends. Be sure to try one of the above Halloween cocktails.

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