TGIF because not only is the weekend here, but National Cocktail Day (Friday, March 24) is too.
Cruzan® Mango Sunset:
Directions: Shake all ingredients, except the pomegranate juice, with ice until well blended. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Slowly pour pomegranate juice into the center of the cocktail so that it settles to the bottom. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.
Le Grand Fizz:
Directions: Build in an oversized cabernet wine glass with lots of ice. Add Grey Goose Vodka and St-Germain. Then squeeze fresh lime and discard. Top with chilled soda water. Stir and garnish with fresh lime wedges and a Grey Goose stirrer.
Skinny-Rita: (Created by Chad Hotchkiss of Jose O’Shea’s)
Directions: Combine all ingredients except soda in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed margarita glass over rocks. Top with splash of club soda. Garnish with citrus.
Thai Iced Tea: (Created by Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress NYC)
Directions: Mix the Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk together with clove, vanilla, and anise and allow to sit for 2 to 3 hours. In a glass place the tea and rum with ice. Then add 3 oz. of the mixture on top and layer them, Finish with a dusting of nutmeg.
Knob Creek® Roasted Old Fashioned: (Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon)
Directions: Add Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon, vanilla-infused sweet vermouth, Angostura® Bitters and orange bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir mixture and strain into a Coupe glass. Finish with freshly grated coffee bean as garnish.
*Vanilla-Infused Sweet Vermouth:
Directions: Drop fresh vanilla bean into a bottle of Sweet Vermouth. Set aside and let sit 24 hours.
Directions: Combine 1/2 oz. Campari, 1/2 oz. Cointreau and juice from 1 lemon or orange wedge in a rocks glass over single large ice cube. Top off with Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo. Add orange or grapefruit wedge or twist for garnish. (Note: Use gin instead of Cointreau for a cool spin on a classic Negroni)
Directions: Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a lowball glass. Top with soda water.
Directions: Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Hangar 1 Honeydew + Mint:
Directions: Combine ingredients, shake and server over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.
Directions: Heat simple syrup and water in a saucepan until dissolved. Add mint sprigs. Once the simple syrup is cool, remove mint sprigs.