Recipes For Grown Ups

A Time for Spirited Celebrations

Dry January is over. Now, you can “fill” the next few months with spirited celebrations!

Here are four fabulous cocktails to mix for special occasions and to enjoy with friends or family. Remember to measure and drink responsibly. Cheers!

The Oscars – Feb. 9

Gather round the big screen and enjoy a little glitz and glam with this bubbly cocktail. Make with Glenfiddich or your preferred single-malt scotch.

The Stag 75

  • 2 parts single-malt scotch
  • ½ fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes simple syrup
  • Champagne, to top
  • Lemon twist, to garnish

Add all ingredients except the Champagne and lemon twist to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Express a lemon twist over the drink and drop in.

Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14

Woo your sweetheart with a rose-infused gin cocktail. The sweet infusion of cucumber and rose petals results in a unique taste that is sure to sweep your Valentine off their feet.

Dressed & Dapper

Created by Mattias Horseman, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador

  • 1 part Hendrick’s Rose-infused Gin
  • 1 part Aperol
  • 1 part yellow chartreuse
  • 1 part fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake & strain into a Coupette glass.

National Margarita Day – Feb. 22

Cheer National Margarita Day with this simple yet smooth cocktail that blooms amongst a trifecta of flavors.

The Freshest Margarita

Created by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Ambassador

  • 2 parts Milagro Silver
  • ¾ part agave nectar
  • 1 part fresh lime juice

Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

St. Patrick’s Day – Mar. 17

It isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day celebration without the Irish whiskey! It’s almost better than a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Irish Gold Rush

  • 2 parts Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey
  • ¾ parts fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ parts honey syrup
  • Lemon twist

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well-chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with a lemon twist.



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