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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 2

Not unlike holiday traditions, some cocktail recipes are often considered sacred. Nostalgia tells us there are some things that should never change. But lately we’ve been wondering, after 50 years of using the same green bean casserole recipe, isn’t it time for an update?

When it comes to mixers, nothing beats fresh squeezed juice. A classic Greyhound is one of our favorite cocktails. With this next recipe we’re putting a new twist on an old favorite.

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

The Italian Greyhound

2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

3 ounces San Pellegrino Pompelmo

Garnish with grapefruit wedge (optional)

Fill a glass with ice. Add vodka and top off with San Pellegrino Pompelmo. Stir and enjoy. Serves one.

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The 12 Days of Speakeasy: Day 1

Last year we had a ton of fun sharing the 12 Drinks of Christmas with you. This year we plan on continuing the tradition by highlighting our first release, Speakeasy vodka. For the next 12 days we’ll feature a new or classic vodka cocktail for you to enjoy this holiday season. What better way to heighten the spirits of friends and family than with a cocktail? I’m sure they’ll prefer 12 days of Speakeasy over “12 drummers drumming.”

This first cocktail is a classic and a favorite among many of our friends. Here’s to drinking well with good friends near and far:

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

Speakeasy and Soda

2 ounces Speakeasy vodka

2 ounces soda water

2 lime wedges

Fill a glass with ice. Squeeze the juice of two lime wedges into the glass and place the fruit onto the ice. Add vodka and top off with soda water. Stir and enjoy. 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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The 12 Drinks of Christmas: Day 2

Brandy, it can be a bit scary. If you’re not familiar with the spirit it may seem daunting.  Old friends from across the pond claim to be drinking nothing else these days.  I think it’s high time we jumped in. This cocktail is an easy way to get your feet wet.

I distinctly remember attending a brandy tasting a few years ago. We left disappointed but determined to gain an appreciation for this classic liquor. The cocktail below was inspired by a martini I often order at the BalMar, a martini bar in the heart of Ballard. Not only did this cocktail encourage a new appreciation for brandy, but the pear taste is so clear and present it reminds me of being a kid and biting into the fresh, Bartlett pears grown by my Grandpa Cyphers.  I still maintain those were the best pears ever.   Raise your glass for a toast to remember, this one’s for you Grandpa.

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

Cyphers’ Bartlett

3 ounces Clear Creek Distillery Pear Brandy

1 inch ginger root, thinly sliced

Juice of 1 lemon

1 ounce of simple syrup

Combine everything in a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and serve up with a slice of ginger. Serves one lucky individual.

*This is a tangy cocktail. For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend adding a sugared rim. It creates the sensation of biting into a fresh, Bartlett pear.

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This turkey day we’re thankful for the Thanksgiving trifecta: Not-too-crazy family, excessive amounts of food and great booze.

While the turkey’s roasting, before the touch football game and throughout the poker tournament we’ll be sipping on these. This year’s official Meriwether Thanksgiving Cocktail.

The Bourbon Agreement

Serves four

Combine over ice in your favorite shaker:

½ cup cold Oolong tea (We used Market Spice loose leaf tea; brewed ahead of time and then chilled.)

4-5 ounces of bourbon

¾ ounce simple syrup (preferably homemade)

Strained juice of 1 whole lemon

A pinch of sea salt

Shake vigorously. Strain and serve over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Drink. Enjoy. Repeat.




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