Category Archives: Holiday

The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 11

When was the last time you ordered a Sea Breeze? It’s a delicious cocktail with a terrible name. Something about it conjures up images of blue haired ladies, lounging in Boca Raton, ordering one too many Sea Breezes from that extremely patient cabana boy they’ve been flirting with all day. It’s a bit awkward. which is the same way I feel when I order one, kind of awkward.

Here’s a holiday twist on the original. Hopefully this namesake evokes images of Santa’s sleight  ride instead of his retirement plans.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Holiday Breeze

2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice

1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice

Place ice in a rocks glass. Add all of the ingredients and stir. Serves one.

 

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Pink Drink!

When most people think of Easter they envision plastic grass, egg hunts and seersucker pants. For us, Easter is a fantastic excuse to enjoy a guilt free breakfast cocktail. Here’s a great alternative to the predictable (yet delicious) mimosa.

The Greyhound (Michelle’s favorite cocktail ever)

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice

Fresh squeezed grapefruit is the key to making a successful Greyhound. Don’t skimp and buy canned juice. Pour vodka over ice. Add grapefruit juice and stir. Serves one, straw optional.

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Top o’ the Morning

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate, most people will be chugging Irish Car Bombs and drinking excessive amounts of Guinness.  For all you pub goers, here’s an alternative to that predictable shot of Jameson you’re about to order.

The Pickle Back

1 ounce shot of Jameson or you favorite Irish whiskey

1 ounce shot of pickle brine

Garnish with a pickle (optional) 

Originally created at Brooklyn’s Bushwick Country Club, the Pickle Back has developed a cult following. Particularly popular in New York, this combination adds a twist to your basic shot of whiskey.  Raise your glass, toast the Irish and then chase that whiskey burn with a pickle brine back.

If the idea of drinking pint after pint of beer leaves you feeling a little green, here’s a whiskey cocktail that’s sure to please even the pickiest leprechaun.

Irish Buck

2 ounces Irish whiskey

½ ounce lime juice

1 ounce (roughly) of Ginger Ale

Pour whiskey and juice over ice. Stir. Top off with Ginger Ale and garnish with a lime wedge. Serves one.

Happy St Patty’s Day!

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