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Hibiscus and Ginger Champagne Cocktail

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How to make a hibiscus flower and ginger champagne cocktail

We came across these pretty little cocktails on Spoon Fork Bacon and just had to share. Not only are they stunning but they sound delicious, too! These effervescent cocktails are so pretty that once your friends have them, they'll never leave your apartment again and force you to throw parties for the rest of the year. So yeah, come buy them from us and invite us to your party. We're fun.

[Recipe adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon]

Ingredients

  • Morris Kitchen Ginger Syrup
  • Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
  • Champagne

 

Instructions

Place one hibiscus flower into a champagne flute. Add a splash of ginger syrup and top with champagne. Clink glasses, give a little wink to someone special and chug immediately.

 

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The North 63rd

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With all the heavy foods that are so often eaten during this time of year, it's nice to switch it up and sip on something that's super bright and refreshing; something that won't weigh you down, but instead lifts you up. That's why we love this refreshing cocktail that uses fruity pear and eldlerflower presse, florally gin, and earthy thyme. It's a cocktail that you can sip on year round, although we like it best during the chilly nights of winter.

The North 63rd

Pear and elderflower press, gin, and thyme cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Pear and Elderflower Presse by Belvoir Fruit Farms
  • 1 shot of gin
  • 2 sprig of thyme

Instructions

1. Combine gin, leaves from one sprig of thyme, and soda in a shaker with a few pieces of ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, and strain into a glass. Finish with one large ice cube and garnish with a sprig of thyme.

 

 

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The White Lushian

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Similar to the Big Lebowski's favorite cocktail The Caucasian (aka White Russian), our version of The White Lushian features our favorite milk from upstate. Battenkill Valley Creamery's whole milk is so silky and luscious that it actually holds up as well as regular cream. And with a splash of Bailey's Original Irish Creme, this cocktail mildly exhibits the milky sweetness of ice cream along with some serious alcohol levels that will most definitely have you cruising.

The White Lushian

Ingredients

1.5 oz Kahlua
1.5 oz of vodka
a splash of Bailey's

Directions

Combine ingredients in shaker and pour over ice.

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The Hi-Pop

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The week is finally over. Finally. I feel like I should give a toast or high-five a stranger or something. I don't know what it is about this time of year, but it seriously flies by and stresses me the fuck out. WIth Thanksgiving a few weeks away, and Christmas right after that, the overwhelming pressure from this season makes me go crazy, it's like dumping a truckload of fertilizer on a patch of wild weeds. And since it's Friday and all, and not that I ever really need an excuse to pop a bottle of bubbly, I'm celebrating what's left of my mental stability this week with a beautiful bubbly drink that is just so pretty that it might take my mind off of things. So here it is, The Hi-Pop. With a dash of bitters, a hibiscus flower soaked in floral syrup, and of course, some brut champagne, this potable is quite the Friday night treat.

The Hi-Pop

Ingredients

1-3 dashes of bitters
a shit ton of Brut Chamapagne

Directions

Place one pretty little flower at the bottom of an empty flute, top with champagne, add a dash or three of bitters and gently stir. Drink up buttercup.

 

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The Bloody Devil

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It's Halloween weekend! You know what that means... booze, candy, and an excuse to dress up like a slut some dead celebrity (never too soon!). As for the the typical Halloween libation, you'll surely encounter some weird sherbert-y punch that's just one sugar cube short of giving you the worst hangover in your life - if you haven't already set yourself up for it. But your friends will definitely hate you if you do that. C'mon dude, seriously, they're better than that. This ain't no high school prom. (Unless it's some sort of zombie prom, then it's totally acceptable)

So why not treat them to something nice like this super special ghoulish cocktail - it's got CANDY INFUSED VODKA! Hot Tamales soaked overnight in grain alcohol turns whatever cheap vodka you use into something amazing. It's bright red and has notes of spicy cinnamon and finishes with semi-sweetness. Our tangy blood orange soda doesn't just work perfectly for this Halloween cocktail because of it's name, but because it evens out the bite from the candied liquor. So yeah, come get yourself some.

 

The Bloody Devil

Ingredients

1 part Blood Orange Soda
1 part of Hot Tamale Infused Vodka
(Drop 10 Hot Tamale Candies into a flask of vodka, shake, let sit overnight)
1 part seltzer
1 lemon wedge

Directions

Combine all ingredients over ice and finish with seltzer. Squeeze a wedge of lemon and stir.

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The Spicy Ginger

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Alright guys, one week until Halloween! That means it's time to get your costumes ready and more importantly, time to get your alcohol tolerance levels way, way up there. No more of this weak shit. You've gotta be able to party all night and still stay in character - except when the cops try and talk to you, then it's time to run act like you're completely sober and maybe just mildly creepy. So to help you along the way, we've mixed up a spicy and devilish drink that will have you acting real sassy.

The Spicy Ginger

Ingredients

2 oz Fentiman's Ginger Beer
2 oz Migliorelli apple cider
2 oz spiced rum
*cinnamon sticks for garnish*

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low and serve to all your thirsty guests. Throw a cinnamon stick in their cup for some extra fanciness.