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December 31, 2020
  • Clementine French 75


    • 1 oz Gin
    • 1 oz fresh squeezed clementine (or orange) juice
    • 1/2 oz simple syrup (or St. Germain)
    • 2 drops Cocktail Eleven
    • Prosecco or Bubbles to top (2-3 oz)


    The French 75 is traditionally made with Lemon juice – which is also lovely! But as a new year tradition, we always find ourselves with lots of clementine oranges around – so here’s a fun way to make sure those oranges get used up!

    Making your cocktail

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice – then add your gin, juice, simple syrup and cocktail eleven.

    Shake vigorously ~30 seconds

    Strain into your glass and top with your bubbles and a twist of your citrus peel or wedge of clementine. Cheers with a friend and enjoy!

  • The Negroni


    • 1 oz Gin
    • 1 oz Campari
    • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
    • Twist of Orange
    • 2 drops Cocktail Eleven


    The Negroni is an Italian cocktail that we were introduced to this year – by our Italian neighbor. It sounds fancy – so you can impress your friends with this literally impossible to mess up drink.

    Making your cocktail

    Start by tempering your ice. This also sounds fancy, but really, it just means get your ice out of the freezer about 10 minutes before you want to make your drink. This helps prevent the cube from cracking when you pour your liquids over it. When your ice cracks, it melts faster – and no one wants a diluted drink!

    Pour equal parts Campari, Gin and Sweet Vermouth over your ice. Add 2 drops cocktail eleven, and stir for 20-30 seconds to chill.

    Twist your orange peel until it spritzes. Rub it peel side around your glass (this makes it smell amazing), then pop it into your drink

    Note: You want a sweet style vermouth for this drink – our favorite is Carpano Antica, which you can find at Costco!