We’re officially in spring and hopefully those cold snowy days of winter are behind us. Grass is turning green and the flowers are getting ready to bloom. A big added bonus to the start of spring is National Cocktail Day which falls on Sunday March 24 this year! In honor of the holiday we wanted to highlight and feature the following recipes. Last month we worked with Partida Blanco and Diplomatico Rum for our Oscar’s Cocktail Series and we enjoyed them so much we figured why not give them another go for National Cocktail Day! Also we welcome newcomer to Empire Mixology Chase Vodka into the mix. We highlighted three awesome signature cocktails below for you to enjoy the springtime this year. So let's get shaking, elevate our festive brunches and enjoy that extra hour of sun in the evenings.
Rose Tea Collins
2 oz. Chase Vodka
.5 oz. Rose tea syrup
.5 oz. Fresh lemon juice
Dried Rose Petals for garnish
Make rose tea syrup by steeping 3 rose tea bags in 6.5 oz. of hot water and 3.5 oz. of sugar for 10 minutes. Then remove tea bags and leave to cool. In a Collins glass filled with ice mix all ingredients and top with soda.
1.5 oz Diplomático Planas Rum
1 oz fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz fresh Lemon Juice
.5 oz Honey Syrup
1 oz Champagne or Prosecco
Shake all ingredients except Champagne or Prosecco. Double strain into a Champagne flute and top up with Champagne or Prosecco.
The Pink Paloma
Makes: 20 (for those boozy brunches)
5 cups Partida Blanco Tequila
3 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit juice
2 cups fresh lime juice
4 cups simple syrup
5 cups grapefruit soda
Shake and strain into a highball glass over ice, add soda, and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.