Month: July 2016

long island iced tea
Recipes

Long Island Ice Tea

Bartenders are taught to make this cocktail with one simple rule – mix equal parts of all the white liquors in their well. This trick helps them when the bar is jumping and it is a good tip for you because the recipe calls to use all the basic liquors in your bar. While you end up mixing several ingredients it’s really a simple to make and always enjoyable. Just be careful to not over-pour the liquor, the recipe calls for quite a bit and this drink can pack a punch.

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rum punch
Recipes

Molly’s Rum Punch

This is an easy drink to make and many home bars will have these ingredients on hand. If your home bar doesn’t have all of these ingredients, and it should, making a Rum Punch solves two things for you: 1) It helps stock your bar with necessary ingredients; and 2) It is a delicious drink to make and enjoy!

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Molly’s Mai Tai

This drink is a classic and one that is often made incorrectly. It calls for a unique ingredient –Orgeat, an almond syrup, something many bars, restaurant bars and home bars do not carry. So they improvise or worse, they mix a lot of rum and juice together and call it a Mai Tai. Don’t be fooled and don’t fool your guests. Take the time to get this drink right, it is a delicious nod to Tiki culture.

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A Classic Tom Collins

This is an old, old favorite recipe (sometime around 1860s) because it is easy to make, refreshing and delicious. Tom means Gin in barspeak, and Collins means sour. So, this is a fancy way to ask for a gin sour. Simple right – you can make this!

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amaretto sour
Recipes

Molly’s Amaretto Sour

The great thing about the Amaretto Sour is the balance between the sweetness of the Amaretto, an almond-flavored Italian liqueur, and the sour of the mix. It’s a simple recipe to make and it is perfect for warm weather or when you feel like a little treat.

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whiskey bloody mary blank and booth
Recipes

Whiskey Based Bloody Mary

A bloody Mary made with whiskey – what?? Oh, but this is delicious, especially when made with Denver’s own handcrafted Blank & Booth Hot Mess, a Hatch Green Chili infused whiskey. This recipe starts out by bringing some pepper spice and heat, two of the essential Bloody Mary components and pairs well with Salty Iguana’s Green Bloody Mary Mix.

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Strawberry, Mint & Cucumber Martini

A delicious and refreshing summertime cocktail can be made entirely with seasonal fresh fruit and your favorite vodka or gin. This recipe calls for using Hendricks gin because it is distilled with cucumber – as well as rose – so the fruits in the recipe pair very well with the gin.

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Sangria

Sangria is a classic summer cocktail that is easy to make, refreshing and yummy! This wine based cocktail originated in Spain and requires fresh fruit, any type of wine (though red is traditional) and a little bit of time.

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

The explosion of vineyards around the world has turned the wine making industry upside down. Areas such as Napa Valley, California and Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Beer

Dry Dock Brewing

Dry Dock Brewing – Colorado raised and proud When Dry Dock founder Kevin DeLange landed on purchasing the Brew Hut in Aurora in 2002 he

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Sweet Peach Tea Boozicle

Sweet Tea is a great summer drink in the afternoon – think of sitting on your porch, glass in one hand, a fan in the other, sipping and fanning to keep yourself cool. Now think of chillin on the porch, in the backyard, in the park enjoying a Sweet Tea Boozicle, with a peach twist. Now that’s summer living!

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