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Mint Mojito

This is our most popular drink requested by clients as one of the signature menu drinks to serve at events. And for good reason, this drink is simple, clean, refreshing and super easy to drink. It's also easily mocktail-able so kids can get in on the yummy, minty, lime-ade-y goodness....

I’m Running for Deavon’s Heart

Countdown to 1st Race (San Francisco RnR 1/2) % of Goal Met If I raise $725 per race I run, I will most definitely hit my goal. Please be a part of this opportunity to help others! Donate Now! Deavon's Heart Deavon and little Millie at the American Heart Association's...

Classic Bloody Mary

If you want a "healthy" cocktail, this is as close as it gets. No, seriously hear me out before you close this window. It's got all the goodies you find in tomato juice: Lycopene, Vitamin C, electrolytes. And depending on the ingredients you use, you can get this up to...

The Classic Whiskey Sour

This indeed is a classic cocktail. Bourbon, by definition, is a strong, stiff spirit distilled from grain and corn. Done as a sour (a class of basic cocktails involving sweet and sour), the bourbon is softened a bit with sweetness brought forward. This is great for non whiskey drinkers as...

The Trailkeg Pressurized Growler System

We live in some amazing times. You want some fresh beer? Chances are there's a local micro or craft brewery within 20-30 minutes of where you live. They are also pretty awesome places to hang out -- most are kid and dog friendly and many are BYOF (Bring Your Own...

Espresso Martini

This is one cocktail that'll pick you up! You'll need some fresh espresso from an espresso machine and a cocktail shaker. Chill your martini glass. In a cocktail shaker add: Ice 2 oz Tito's Vodka 1 oz Espresso 1/2 oz Creme de Cacao Chocolate sugar mixture (for rimming the glass):...

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Had this at a local speakeasy and wanted to recreate it. This is a wonderful twist on the classic Old Fashioned! Smoky and slightly sweet with a touch of citrus, make this at your next get-together to spark great conversation. 1.5 ounces tequila (reposado or añejo) 1 ounce Mezcal 3...

Red Velvet Old Fashioned

This...just tastes like fall! A brilliant twist on an original classic adds Red Wine and swaps sugar cubes for maple syrup. In an old fashioned glass, add: Ice 1 barspoon of Maple Syrup 3 splashes of Angostura bitters 1.5 ounces Bourbon 1 ounce Red Wine (preferably a red blend, but...

jayraguda.com Turkey Brine

In a stock pot: 2 Gals of Water 4 cups Apple Nectar (or cider) 1 cup tamarind juice 2 Large Oranges (quartered) 2 Tbs allspice (whole, dried) 1 Cinnamon Stick 5 Bay leaves 1 Tsp dried cassia 2 Tbs Mustard Seed Dried red peppers 1 Tbs Coriander Seed 1 Tbs...

The French Manahattan

Ah, the The Manhattan, a classic marriage of bittersweet Bourbon, Vermouth, and Bitters, has its roots in Manhattan, New York City back in the late 1800s as an honorary drink for then-president Samuel J. Tilden. For Bourbonites, this drink is clearly bourbon, with vanilla notes and bitters that bring out...