The Upside Down

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The Upside Down

Batch up this seasonal sparkler before your guests arrive for easy holiday entertaining.

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Makes 1 pitcher (approx. 15 cocktails)

1 bottle Venus Gin Blend No. 02
1/2 C pomegranate juice
3/4 C spiced simple syrup*
3/4 C fresh lime juice
2 C sparkling wine

Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in a pitcher and refrigerate. Just before serving, add ice and stir. Add sparkling wine and serve over ice.

*Spiced syrup
1 C sugar

1 C water
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp allspice

Bring all ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain, allow to cool and stir in 1 Tbsp vanilla.


Want just one drink?

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 02
1/4 ounce pomegranate juice
1/4 ounce spiced syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce sparkling wine

Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, pour into a glass with ice and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lime or pomegranate seeds.

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Corpse Reviver #2

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Corpse Reviver #2

Equal parts ingredients make this drink an easy to remember go-to

Makes 1

3/4 ounce Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice, strain into a chilled coupe rinsed with absinthe, and garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

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Pink Nebula

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Pink Nebula

Makes 1

2 ounces Wayward Rye
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Campari
5 leaves of Italian basil
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

Combine all ingredients except Rye in a shaker tin, give a soft muddle, add Rye, shake with ice, fine strain into a Collins with fresh ice, garnish with a basil leaf.

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Ramos Gin Fizz

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Ramos Gin Fizz

Shaken for up to eight minutes, you'll feel like you've earned this drink.

Makes 1

2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce heavy cream
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
5 dashes orange flower water
1 large egg white
soda water

Combine all ingredients except for soda water and shake without ice for 30 seconds. Open the shaker, fill with ice and shake up to 8 minutes. The longer you shake the silkier the cocktail. Fine strain into a chilled Collins glass, then slowly top with soda water. No garnish.

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Skagerakk Swizzle

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Skagerakk Swizzle

Tropical and refreshing with a touch of bitters to balance it all out.

Makes 1

2 1/2 ounces Venus Aquavit
1 1/2 ounces coconut water
3/4 ounce pineapple simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
5 dashes absinthe or Herbsaint
Angostura Bitters to taste

Shake all ingredients with ice except for Angostura. Strain into a tiki glass, fill glass with crushed ice, then top with a few dashes of Angostura. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry, mint sprig, slice of pineapple.

Created by Andrew Hansen

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Singapore Sling

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Singapore Sling

We know you've heard of it, but have you tried it?

Makes 1

2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
1 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
1/2 ounce grenadine
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1/4 ounce Bénédictine
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry, mint sprig, and a slice of pineapple.

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Sazerac

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Sazerac

You can't go wrong with this classic.

Makes 1

2 1/2 ounces Wayward Whiskey Rye
1/4 ounce simple syrup
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice for 45 seconds, strain into a chilled double old fashioned glass rinsed with Absinthe, and garnish with a lemon twist.

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Pogonip Special

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Pogonip Special

Makes 1

2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 02
3/4 ounce grapefruit juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
5 dashes Cynar
1/2 sprig oregano

Combine all ingredients except gin in a cocktail shaker, give a soft muddle, add gin, shake with ice, fine strain into a chilled coupe glass, then garnish with half a sprig oregano.

Created by Andrew Hansen

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Black Forest Sour

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Black Forest Sour

Makes 1

2 ounces Venus Aquavit
3/4 ounce apple-cinnamon syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce orange juice
1/4 ounce lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 large egg white

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin and shake without ice for 30 seconds. Open shaker tin and add ice, then shake for another 30 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with an orange peel.

Created by Andrew Hansen

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First Date

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First Date

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Spirits Aquavit
1 ounce mulled date syrup*
.51/2 ounce lemon juice 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and serve up in a coupe. Garnish with a date stuffed with Manchego cheese or a lemon wheel.

*Date Syrup: combine 1/4 cup concentrated date syrup with 1/4 cup water. Simmer on low for 30 minutes with a pinch of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Dilute with water to taste. Allow to cool. Concentrated date syrup can be purchased at most health food stores.

Created by Greg Tavangar

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Zapata Smash

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Zapata Smash

Fresh sage marries perfectly with the oak notes in El Ladrón Reposado.

Makes 1

2 1/2 ounces El Ladrón Reposado
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce honey syrup*
6 fresh sage leaves

Combine lemon juice, honey syrup and sage in a shaker tin, then give a soft muddle. Add Reposado and shake with ice. Fine strain into a collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of sage.

*Honey syrup: equal parts honey and water

Created by Andrew Hansen

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Paloma DeLaveaga

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Paloma DeLaveaga

The traditional Paloma is elevated by poblano and cucumber in this locally named favorite.

Makes 1

2 1/2 ounces El Ladrón Blanco
2 ounces grapefruit juice
3/4 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 slices cucumber
2 thin slices poblano pepper
soda water

Combine all ingredients except blanco and soda water in a shaker tin, muddle, add blanco and shake with ice. Fine strain into a pint glass over fresh ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Created by Andrew Hansen

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Mandarine Dream

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Mandarine Dream

Mandarine juice is the perfect addition to the already citrusy Gin Blend No. 01

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce mandarine orange juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake until chilled, strain into a coupe and garnish with a lime wheel.

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Looking for an aquavit cocktail? This one is simple to make and delicious to drink.

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Aquavit
3/4 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
 

Add all ingredients to a shaking tin, fill with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Created by Greg Tavangar

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Unmastered

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Unmastered

The classic apple-pear combo isn't just for dessert...

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce pear syrup*
1 dash apple bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, fill with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lemon wheel.

*Pear syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cut a pear into cubes, add to the pan and simmer stirring often for 10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and strain into a glass container. Store refrigerated.

Created by Greg Tavangar

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Vieux Carré

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Vieux Carré

Created in New Orleans in the 1930s, this drink is named after the famed French Quarter.

Makes 1

3/4 ounce Wayward Rye
3/4 ounce Osocalis Rare Alambic Brandy
3/4 ounce Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
1/4 ounce Benedictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud's bitters

Stir with ice for 45 seconds, strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.

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The Clover Club

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The Clover Club

The muddled raspberries add gorgeous color while dry shaking the egg white lends a lovely smooth texture.

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Makes 1

2 ounces Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
4 raspberries
1 egg white

Add ingredients to a shaker tin and muddle raspberries. Shake with ice, strain out ice, and dry shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry. 

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Garden of Eden

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Garden of Eden

Take a sip and it's not hard to imagine yourself in a lush garden oasis.

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 once fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
2 slices cucumber
Pinch of basil

Muddle basil and cucumber with lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, fill with ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Created by Andrew Hansen

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Pegu Club

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Pegu Club

Named after the club where it was created, the Pegu Club is a classic cocktail that is simple and delicious.

Makes 1

1 1/2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce orange simple syrup*
2 dashes Angostura bitters


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve up with an orange twist.

*Orange simple syrup
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium high heat, 1:1 ratio. Add zest from 1 orange and stir until sugar is dissolved. Immediately remove from heat and strain into a sealable container. Store refrigerated.  

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Mexican Mule

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Mexican Mule

One of many mule variations, the Mexican Mule swaps vodka for El Ladrón Blue Agave Spirit  adding great flavor and an extra kick. Use a spicy ginger beer and fresh limes to finish off this tasty cocktail.

Makes 1

2 ounces El Ladrón Blanco
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
4-6 ounces ginger beer

Combine all ingredients in a glass or copper mug with ice, stir gently to combine.

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