Labor Day




Many drinks are an offshoot of the Gin and Vodka drinks out of the 20’s and 30’s that are part of the Cap Codder family which is Vodka and Cranberry. There are many variations on this drink like the Bay Breeze, Sea Breeze, Greyhound… Any way you look at it the drink reminds you of summer by the sea!

The Island Swizzle is a great around the pool drink. A step up from your regular rum based drinks the bitters and almond syrup are stepping in the direction of mixology where you play flavors against each other to make something truly unique. The mint gives this drink a clean sharp edge that melds well with the Spiced Rum. So this is for your more adventurous friends that are into something different than your normal rum punches.

Manhattan’s history, like most drinks, is not as clear as there are many ideas around the origin. A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s. The original Manhattan was a mix of American Whiskey, Italian Vermouth and Angostura bitters. Considered one of the classic drinks it is still served in bars all over the world. This drink should be mixed with the best Whiskey you can afford as combined with the bitters the flavors are sharp and very enjoyable when you move towards the high end. Ours is mixed with Bushmills and affordable Whiskey that stands up well to the bitters.

The Mojito is a rum based drink that is based on a drink from the 1800’s out of Cuba. Classic Mojitos have only Rum, sugar, lime juice and fresh mint. The ultimate summer cooler it is often served with a splash of soda to make it even lighter. White or amber Rums are used for a crisp clean taste. These go down way too easy so keep track of the number while sitting around the pool.

Legend has it, Rum Runners were invented in the late 1950's at the Holiday Isle Tiki Bar in Islamorada, Florida. Supposedly, the bar had an excess of rum and certain liqueurs, hence all the somewhat bizarre number of liqueurs that are included in almost any recipe out there for a Rum Runner, that needed to be gotten rid of to make room in the liquor closet. They named the drink after the real "Rum Runners" that inhabited the Florida Keys in the early days running Rum in from Cuba and the islands.

Many changes are made as the Rum Runner passed through time. Most recipes are altered by using different amounts of the same ingredients. Sometimes an ingredient may be substituted or changed and the recipe will remain intact. The only ingredient that remains sacred is of course the Rum.

Sweet and light, Purple Crayon is a light drink that you can drink all afternoon and still stand up at dinner! Fruity and fun, perfect for any social occasion.

Jamacia Shake is an interesting blend of Bourbon and Dark Rum combined with cream. Shouldn't work but it does. Just use a really high quality dark rum.

Fall drinks with Cider signal the coming of cooler temps and football games. One of our favorite times of the year. Spiced Rum, Cider and Apple Juice make a great drink that will make your party something special. Try Bobbing For Apples for you next party.

Hop and Skip is another dessert drink that will hit all the right notes when you just want to finish the evening with something sweet and right. Just the right amount of kick this drink will help you ease into the right frame of mind.

Bee's Knees was slang in the 20's for something new and fresh, this drink was mostly likely named for that saying. We used Raw Organic Orange Blossom Honey to make the honey syrup. There are different raw honeys and they will carry with them the flower flavor so experiment if you're a honey lover.

The Orange Buck is a great drink, tart and refreshing. We made this one with fresh squeezed organic juice to it was very tart. If you want more sweetness you can add 1/2 oz of simple syrup for a slightly sweeter taste.

Blood Orange Mist - This drink is strong enough to keep you going far into the night. This is a great drink for a late afternoon pool party. In a tall glass with lots of sparkle from the San Pellegrino this will be the hit of any summer party.

Hemingway - A great classic cocktail of Rum, Maraschino Cherry Liqueur, key lime juice and grapefruit juice, this drink is the perfect summer drink. Time to go back to the 40's.

Raspberry Mojito - We love a good Mojito and this is one of them. We used the 1883 Mojito syrup and fresh raspberries to really make this pop. Enjoy…

Simple and refreshing a Bourbon Stone Sour is a great go to drink. Best with Summer and friends sip one and let the conversation unfold.

A twist on an Old Fashion, the Claremont uses Orange Curaco to up the orange factor.

Reminds you of the Hollywood days of yore. Classic and tasty this cocktail is great as a before dinner drink.

Brave Bull is a Black Russian with Tequila. Good drink for the fall and early winter.

I think we like the Freddie Fudpicker just because of the name. It's all south of the border with tequila, orange juice and just a touch of Galliano

Such a fun name, Playing Catch! The bitters keep it from being too sweet. Use a gin that is a little more fruity and not so much on the juniper side and the cocktail will come out great.

A twist on the Dark and Stormy the Tropical Storm is fun and tasty with hints of pineapple and dark rum floats!

All drinks in list are: Amaretto Cider, Beer Buster, Bees Knees, Orange Buck, Blind Sided, Bobbing For Apples, English Summer, Fall in Tennessee, Golden Glow, Honey Gingerbread, Hop And Skip, Island Swizzle, Jamacia Shake, Manhattan Bushmills, Mojito, Purple Crayon, Rum Runner, Rummy Cider, Sake Cucumber Cooler, Sazerac, Stiff Upper Lip, Tangerine Rosemary Spritzer, Tennessee Summerade, Unique Summer, Warm Apple Glow, Tequila Thyme, Whiskey Root Beer, White Summer Sangria, Blackthorn, Blood Orange Mist, Hemingway, Raspberry Mojito, Bourbon Stone Sour, Claremont, Brown Derby Cocktail, Brave Bull, Freddie Fudpucker, Playing Catch, Tropical Storm