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The Honey Bunny
Chill Out with Calming Chamomile and Soothing Honey

Ingredients:

1.5oz Jameson IPA

1oz Honey Chamomile Syrup

.5oz Lemon Juice

1-2 Dashes Australian Bitters Orange

Fever Tree Club Soda

Preparation:

Add Jameson, Syrup, Lemon Juice and Bitters to a shaker full of ice.

Shake hard for 10 seconds.

Pour over a tub glass full of ice.

Top with a splash of club soda.

Garnish with an orange peel.

To Make Honey Chamomile Syrup:

Fill a medium sauce pan with ½ cup of honey and a ½ cup of water

Put on low-medium heat and stir until honey and water are blended together.

Turn off stove and remove from heat.

Steep 2-3 bags of Chamomile tea in your new honey syrup for 30 mins- 1 hour or to your desired liking.

Store and refrigerate

 

The Quarantini
Courtesy of the Novice Chef

"So follow the rules, stay safe, wash your hands, share your toilet paper and enjoy a delicious Quarantini while you are at it."

Ingredients:

3 oz vodka or gin. Badger Liquor recommends Aviation Gin

2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon honey

OPTIONAL:

1 packet powdered vitamin c

Preparation:

Add 2 cups ice to a cocktail shaker.

Add vodka or gin, lemon juice and honey to shaker.

Shake, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

ADDING VITAMIN C: If you want to add vitamin c, you can add it directly to the shaker when you add the rest of the ingredients or you can rim the chilled martini glass with vitamin c.

Irish Flu Shot: The Hot Toddy
Warm Up & Feel Better with this Delicious Old Wives' Tale Favorite

The Hot Toddy is a cold remedy as old as time, or at least as old as our great-grandparents.  This warm drink does indeed have some feel-good components*:

Honey is said to be rich in antioxidants while coating the throat with a soothing and sweet texture, helping to suppress cough

Cloves have have antimicrobial properties, meaning they can help stop the growth of microorganisms like bacteria

Whiskey….well…..It’s whiskey.  It kills germs, right?

Enjoy this warm glass of comfort crafted by Badger Mixologist, Nick Macaluso

Ingredients:

1.5oz Jameson Irish Whiskey

1oz Honey: Manuka or Local is the least processed.

Hot Water

1 Clove Studded Lemon

Preparation:

Fill mug with boiling water. Let stand for a few minutes  Stick 5-8 whole cloves in a slice of lemon, set aside. Empty about a 1/3 of the water from the mug. Add the whiskey and honey.  Stir until dissolved.  Garnish with Clove Studded lemon.

 

*This drink and/or its components isn't intended or proven to treat or cure any disease, illness, virus or bacteria.  

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In celebration of Women's History Month: she's complex, spicy, sweet & beautiful

Ingredients:

1 oz Scotch (see below for mixologist, Aubrey's recommendations)

1 oz Lillet Blanc

.75 oz Lemon Juice

.75 oz Simple Syrup or Chai Spiced Pineapple Syrup (recipe below)

.5 oz Coconut Water

1 oz Campo Viejo Brut Rose

Mix all ingredients except Brut Rosé in a shaker with ice.

Shake and strain into coupe glass and top with sparkling wine.  Garnish with fresh lemon peel or edible flowers for aromatics.  

Aubrey's Tips:

For a chuggable, polished cocktail...

Enjoy this with Oban 14 Year, full of honey flavor, orange peel, floral nuances, and just a hint of salty smoke. 

For a nutty, rich cocktail...

Try Johnnie Walker Black Label, the perfect pairing for chai spice and coconut.  It's spicy and herbaceous on the palate with nutty toffee notes and plenty of vanilla and smoke.

For a savory, full-bodied cocktail...

Enjoy with Talisker 10 Year, a briny, peppery scotch with plenty of sweetness to balance it all out and slightly higher proof to enhance the flavors of this complex cocktail.

Spiced Pineapple Simple Syrup:

Combine 1 L granulated white sugar, 1 L water, and 2 cups chopped pineapple  in saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is fully dissolved stirring often. Remove from heat and immediately add 3 Tbsp. loose leaf Rishi Masala Chai Tea. Let steep for approximately 10 minutes, then strain out tea and pineapple. Label and date. Keep refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.

 

Hansons Rosemary Meyer Lemon Punch
Spring Cocktails

Ingredients:

2 Cups Hanson Organic Original Vodka or Meyer Lemon Vodka
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice
1 Cup Simple Syrup
Top with Club Soda, may we suggest Fever Tree Club Soda
Garnish with Rosemary and a Sugar Rim

Preparation:

Combine Hanson Vodka, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Rosemary and chill. Just before serving add Club Soda and fresh Ice. Garnish glass with sugar rim and fresh Rosemary Sprig.

Courvoisier Cognac Summit
Mardi Gras

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

1 lime peel

4 thin slices of fresh ginger

2 parts lemon-lime soda 

1 long peice of cucumber peel

Preparation:

Place the lime zest and ginger slices in the glass.

Pour in 3/4 parts of Courvoisier VSOP

Lightly press the lime and ginger 2 to 3 times using a pestle.

Half fill the glass with ice.

Stir well for 5 seconds using a bar spoon.

Pour in 3/4 parts of Courvoisier VSOP.

Add lemon-lime soda and the cucumber peel.

Stir well for 5 seconds using bar spoon.

Cruzan Hurricane
Mardi Gras

Ingredients:

2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum

1 part DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur 

2 parts pineapple juice

1 splash grenadine 

Orange wedges and Maraschino cherries for garnish

Preparation:

Add a splash of grenadine to the bottom of a hurricane glass. 

Layer the other ingredients and stir gently. 

Garnish with a cherry and orange wedge. 

Smirnoff Peppermint Truffletini
Valentine's Day

Ingredients:

1 oz. Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur


1/2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur


1/2 oz. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist


1 Godiva milk chocolate truffle

Preparation:

Shake Godiva Milk Chocolate liqueur, Godiva White Chocolate liqueur and Smirnoff with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with chocolate truffle.

Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy Old Fashioned
Valentine's Day

Ingredients:

Luxardo cherries

Angostura Bitters

1/2 oz. St. Elder Blood Orange Liqueur

2 oz. Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy

1 oz. Club Soda

Preparation:

Muddle two Luxardo cherries, four dashes of bitters and a splash of water.

Add Blood Orange Liqueir and Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy to the glass.  Add ice and top with club soda.  Garnish with a cherry and an orange.

 

Sipsmith Lady in Red
Valentine's Day

 Ingredients:

1 part Sipsmith London Dry Gin

1 part Sipsmith Sloe Gin

1/2 part lemon juice

1 egg white

1 barspoon raspberry syrup

Fresh raspberry for garnish

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake.

Add ice and shake again.

Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a raspberry. 

Jim Beam Black Kiss Me Cocktail
Valentine's Day

Ingredients:

1 part Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey

1/2 part DeKuyper Strawberry Patch Schnapps Liqueur 

1 part passion fruit juice

Sparkling wine

Lemon peel for garnish

Preparation:

Shake all but sparkling wine with ice and strain into a chilled glass. 

Top with sparkling wine.

Ganrish with a lemon peel.

Jim Beam Black Bloody Mary
Best of Brunch

Ingredients:

2 Basil Leaves1 part Jim Beam Black® Bourbon Whiskey 3 dashes Tabasco® Sauce

Black Pepper

4 parts V8® Light Mix

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

Lemon Wedge

Preparation:

In a mixing glass muddle the sauces, spices and basil.

Add all remaining ingredients and roll back and forth with ice in a mixing tin.

Pour over ice in glass rimmed with Tajin spice. 

Pinnacle Cinnamon Peach Bellini
Best of Brunch

Ingredients:

1 part Pinnacle Original Vodka
1 part DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps
2 parts orange juice
3 parts sparkling wine
Pinch of cinnamon

Preparation:

Shake all ingredients, except wine and strain
into a wine glass over ice.
Top with wine.
Garnish with half orange wheel and/or cinnamon stick.

Fireball French Toast Shots
Best of Brunch

Ingredients:

1 part Butterscotch Schnapps

1 part Fireball Whiskey‚Äč

1 part Irish Cream

Sugar

Cinnamon

Banana

Preparation:

Rim edge of shot glasses with cinnamon and sugar mix.  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and combine butterscotch schnapps, Fireball whiskey and Irish Cream.  Shake Well.  Strain into glasses and garnish with banana slice.

Recipe Courtesy:  Tipsy Bartender

 

Knob Creek Rose on the Rye
Best of Brunch

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

½ part smoked prickly pear puree

½ part freshly squeeze lime juice

½ part pomegranate juice

½ part simple syrup

1 ½ parts seltzer water

2 dashes smoked chili bitters

Preparation:

Add all ingredients, except seltzer, to shaker tin and shake with ice.

Strain over ice and top with seltzer water.

Stir.

Garnish with fresh lime wheel.

Maker's Mark Eggnog
Holidays

Ingredients:

1 liter Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky

1 quart 2% milk

1 quart heavy cream

2 dozen eggs-separate yolks and whites

1 ½ cups sugar

Nutmeg for garnish

Preparation:

In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.

Slowly add 1 cup sugar and continue to whip until dissolved.

Add cream, milk and bourbon and stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, beat whites until they stand in soft peaks.

Gradually add in ½ cup of sugar until stiff peaks form.

Whisk egg whites and yolk mixture together in a large punch or serving bowl.

Chill, garnish with nutmeg and serve.

Sauza Very Merry Crush
Holiday

Ingredients:

2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Reposado Tequila

½ part fresh squeezed Lime Juice

2 heaping tsps. Cherry Preserves

Splash of Ginger Beer

Rosemary Leaves to garnish

Preparation:

Add tequila, lime juice and cherry preserves to an ice-filled shaker.

Shake and strain over ice.

Top with Ginger Beer.

Garnish with Rosemary.

Pinnacle Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Holidays

Ingredients:

1 part Pinnacle Original Vodka

½ part DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps

Hot chocolate

Whipped cream

Cherries

Preparation:

Rim mug with crushed candy canes. (optional)

Pour ingredients into mug.

Garnish with whipped cream, a cherry and candy cane.

Jim Beam Black Holiday Wreath
Holidays

Ingredients:

2 parts Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey

½ part DeKuyper Razzmatazz Schnapps Liqueur

3 parts apple cider

Lemon wheel

Preparation:

Build over ice in a tall glass pouring the Razzmatazz last.

Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Captain Morgan Maple Butter Spiced Rum
Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving

Ingredients:

1  Oz  Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

1  heaping tbsp Butter

0.25  Oz  Maple Syrup

6  Oz  Hot Water

1  Orange  Peel

1  stick  Cinnamon

Preparation:

Add butter, maple syrup, and Captain Morgan in a tea cup or mug

Add hot water and stir

Garnish with an orange peel and cinnamon stick

Classic Sidecar
Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving

Ingredients:

2 parts Courvoisier VSOP Cognac

1/2 part Lemon Juice

1/5 part Simple Syrup

Lemon Twist

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist.

Basil Hayden's Bramble
Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 part fresh lemon juice

1/2 part blackberry liqueur

5 fresh basil leaves (one for garnish)

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. 

Hard shake and strain into a coupe glass. 

Garnish with basil leaf. 

Hornitos Black Barrel Old Fashioned
Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

1 part simple syrup 

1/2 part Amaro Liqueur

2 dashes bitters

2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation:

Combine Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila, simple syrup, amaro and bitters.

Add ice and stir.

Strain over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel.

Pinnacle Gravedigger
Halloween

Ingredients:

2 parts Pinnacle Original Vodka

1 part DeKuyper Peachtree Liqueur

1 part orange juice

1 part cranberry juice

Preparation:

Shake and serve on the rocks.

Float black food coloring.

Sauza Bewitching Berry
Halloween

Ingredients:

2 parts Sauza Signature Blue Silver or Silver Tequila

½ part peach puree

½ part blackberry puree

1 part simple syrup

½ part lemon

Preparation:

Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.

Shake and strain over ice into a coupe glass.

Garnish by skewering a fresh blackberry and a slice of peach with a knot stick.

Pinnacle Spider's Kiss
Halloween

Ingredients:

1 part Pinnacle Original Vodka

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur

Fresh lemon juice

Preparation:

Combine Pinnacle Original Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker and strain into glass. 

Garnish with an orange slice. 

Ole Smoky Pumpkin Pie Dream
Fall Flavors

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. Ole Smoky® Pumpkin Pie Moonshine

1 oz. Vanilla Vodka

1.5 oz. Milk

Preparation:

Mix well in a glass over ice

Rio Julep
September, National Bourbon Heritage Month

Ingredients:

2 parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Whiskey

1/4 part Banana Liqueur 

1 tsp of Brown Sugar

1 dash of Aromatic Bitters

8-10 Mint Leaves

Banana Chip for garnish

Preparation:

Muddle 8-10 mint leaves, dash of bitters and brown sugar in a double rocks glass.

Add Basil Hayden's® and banana liqueur and stir gently. 

Fill the cup to the rim with crushed ice.

Garnish with a mint sprig and banana chip.

Classic Old Fashioned
September - National Bourbon Heritage Month

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Knob Creek® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

3 dashes Angostura® Bitters

Pinch of raw sugar

Cherry to garnish

Preparation:

In a rocks glass, muddle the sugar and bitters.

Add ice, then pour the bourbon on top.

Stir gently to mix.

Garnish with a cherry.