Spiced Apple Fritter

Spiced Apple Fritter

This recipe has just the right amount of spice from the ginger-rich Domaine de Canton. You can substitute Domaine de Canton with generic ginger liqueur, though this is one of those cases where the generics don’t hold a candle to the name brand. Finally, a cinnamon and powdered sugar rim makes each sip taste like taking a bite from a freshly prepared fritter. And with this recipe, we’ll be taking a break from Apple Cider for a while, promise :). Recipe: Prep: Rim a martini glass with cinnamon and powdered sugar In a shaker filled with ice, combine: 1.5 oz Twenty 2 Vodka 2 oz Apple Cider 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps 1/2 oz Triple Sec 1 teaspoon Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur) Shake hard to mix and chill Strain into prepped martini...
22 Caliber Red Ryder B&B Gun

22 Caliber Red Ryder B&B Gun

Being so close to Christmas, we just couldn’t resist a little inspiration from the movie A Christmas Story for today’s recipe. 1 ounce of B&B (Benedictine & Brandy, FMI visit here) is opened up with 1.5 oz of true micro distilled vodka allowing your pallet to pick up on the full depth of the ancient herbal liqueur. Garnish with a double dose of maraschino cherries for some sweet red cherry flavor. Also, for the lovers of this movie, try it as a shot (leave the ice out) and chase with a maraschino cherry, though may I suggest some safety goggles…just in case? Recipe: In a rocks glass half-filled with ice, combine: 1.5 oz Twenty 2 Vodka 1 oz B&B (Benedictine and Brandy) Garnish with 2 Maraschino Cherries Also try this drink warm: mix in a mug without the ice and heat for 15-20 seconds in the...
‘The’ Classic Shaken Dry Martini

‘The’ Classic Shaken Dry Martini

There are lots of variations on this classic recipe, specifically in the amount of vermouth to use, and in the preferred garnish. For our version of the Classic Shaken Dry Martini, we opted for just the minimal amount of dry vermouth, and a pair of un-skewered pimento olives. There is no wrong way. What’s your favorite way to mix a martini? Recipe: In an empty shaker glass: Pour in 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth, swirl to coat the glass Discard extra vermouth (enough will remain on the glass) Add 3 oz Twenty 2 Vodka &┬átop with ice Shake hard to mix and chill Strain into chilled martini glass Garnish with a pair of pimento...
Orchard Hopper

Orchard Hopper

If you can’t tell by the name, this cocktail is a variation on our crazy-popular Recipe #40 the Island Hopper. Apple cider is in season, so using it for some up-and-coming cocktail recipes was inevitable. Mixed in easy to remember ratio of 2:3:3, entertaining friends and family is a snap. And with an ABV of that around an average microbrew, they’re perfect too for sipping all night long. Recipe: In a pint glass filled with ice, combine: 2 oz Twenty 2 Vodka 3 oz local apple cider Stir to mix Top off with Ginger Ale (about 3 oz) Garnish with a light dusting of ground cinnamon, clove, and...
Raspberry Briar Patch

Raspberry Briar Patch

Don’t let the pint-glass-volume scare you away! Why should pint glasses be reserved for night-blurring car bombs or long island iced teas? The ABV of this drink is only 13%, and the 6 oz you are consuming is equal to 12 oz of an average micro brew beer. This is one of those drinks where I thought of the name first, and built a recipe around it. I was prepared to use raspberry schnapps (pucker), but the drink kept tasting like medicine. Instead, we opted for a sweeter alternative in the Cranberry Raspberry juice, which brings just enough tart and sweet to the game. Topped off with sprite gives the drink some sparkle, and you have a classy and tasty cocktail that you can responsibly enjoy more than one of :). And feel free to substitute light juice and diet Sprite for a guilt-free low-cal alternative. Recipe: In a pint glass filled with ice, combine: 2 oz Twenty 2 Vodka 2 oz Cranberry Raspberry Juice Stir to mix Top off with 2 oz of Sprite Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of...