• Love Potion (number 907)

    Ingredients

    • 3 oz Gin
    • 1 oz Lime Juice (fresh squeezed preferred)
    • 1 oz St Germain (or elderflower syrup/liquor)
    • 6 oz Rose Champagne
    • 2-3 drops Cocktail Eleven

     

    It’s valentines day! The perfect opportunity for mixing up something pink with someone you love. We’re claiming this love potion for the 907 with our Alaskan gin from Anchorage Distillery and the addition of our Prince William Sound cocktail saline.

    Making your cocktail

    In your cocktail shaker, combine gin, St. Germain and lime juice with ice. Shake it, shake it, shake it!

    Add a cube or two of ice to your glass (depending on it’s size) and strain your shaker over it. Add 2-3 drops Cocktail Eleven and give a gentle stir

    Top your drink with sparkling rose (or whatever bubble you prefer – the rose gives it a lovely color – but if all you have on hand is Kirkland Prosecco – that will do the trick!)

    Enjoy!

    Note: Cocktail Eleven improves this drink by helping the co2 release more rapidly from your bubbles. It also brightens the lime and tones down the bitter edge of the gin.

  • Basil Grapefruit Martini

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka
    • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice (ruby red preferred)
    • 1/4 oz St Germain (or simple syrup)
    • 2-3 Basil Leaves
    • 1/4 of a Lime
    • 2 drops Cocktail Eleven

     

    So this is my re-creation of one of the most mouthwatering cocktails I’ve been served in bar. I was traveling home from my brother’s wedding in Colorado – just killing time with my siblings before heading to the airport. We found this adorable bar by the train station and I was blown away by the drinks. This was my favorite by far, so I had to figure it out.   

    Making your cocktail

    Start by muddling fresh basil leaves,  1/4 of a lime and St. Germain (or simple syrup) in a shaker. Really get into it. The more you muddle the more flavor you’ll release from the basil and lime. Plus, it’s good therapy.

    Add ice, Deep Eddy, grapefruit juice to your shaker – and give it 30 seconds or so of good shaking. You want to chill it really well but not water it down.

    Strain into your martini glass – add 2-3 drops Cocktail Eleven and give a gentle stir, and a basil leaf, or a little wedge of grapefruit for garnish.

    Note: Cocktail Eleven improves this cocktail by bringing out the citrus flavors and toning down the bitter edge of the grapefruit

  • Clementine French 75

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Ingredients

    • 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!