Grab your shakers because it’s World Cocktail Day!
World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails. It also marks the publication of the first cocktail in 1806 on May 13. On this day, The Balance and Colombian Repository, which was an upstate New York paper, published the first-ever definition for cock-tail. It defined the word as “stimulating liquor with a wide variety of sweet, waters, and bitters.”
And while there is no official way to celebrate this holiday, there are a few cocktails to make to toast to it. So get your ice and mixers, and let’s get to shaking.
Lobos 1707 Hot Lima
- 2 oz. Lobos 1707 Reposado
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 4 dashes of Cholula Hot Sauce
- Lime wheel for Garnish
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
1800 Passion Spritz
- 1 oz. 1800 Silver
- 3/4 oz. Passion Fruit Liqueur
- 3/4 oz. Italian Bitters
- 2 oz. Sparkling Wine
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a wine glass and garnish with an orange slice.
- 2 oz. La Adelita Tequila Blanco
- 2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
- 1 oz. of Lemon/Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Agave
Preparation: Juice half a lemon and a half lime into a small glass. In a shaker tin with ice, add 2 oz. of pomegranate juice, 1 oz. lemon-lime mixture, tequila, and agave. Shake well and strain over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with rosemary and pomegranate seeds.
Rose Garden Cocktail
- 60 ml. Glendalough Rose Gin
- 15 ml. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
- 20 ml. Freshly Lime Juice
- 15 ml. Homemade Pink Peppercorn Garden Tea Syrup*
- 20 ml. Aquafava
Preparation: Dry shake, shake & double strain.
*Garden Tea Syrup (1:1 ratio)
- 4 bar spoons of granny’s garden tea
- cup of boiling water
- cup of white granulated sugar
- Pink Peppercorn
Preparation: Place the two bar-spoon of loose granny’s garden tea leaves in a biodegradable tea bag and let it sit & brew on a cup of hot boiling water for 8 minutes. Once brewed, remove and discard the teabag into the gardens as fertilizer. On a saucepan, pour the freshly brewed tea and add sugar, the rest of the loose garden tea leaves and add 2-3 twists of pink peppercorn from a pepper mill. Let it simmer and stir until all the sugar has melted. Let it cool down and fine strain syrup into a clean container.
Long Beach Lemonade
- 2 oz. Indoggo®
- 6 oz. Fresh Lemonade
- Ice Cubes
- Lemon Slices for Garnish
Preparation: Add Indoggo® and lemonade to a glass, stir to combine. Top with ice and lemon slices.