Break out the bar cart because today is World Cocktail Day! Check out these cocktails with international liqueurs. You probably already have some of these liqueurs in your house, and if you don’t, it’s a perfect time to try something new!
Bombay Bramble: Bombay Sapphire is a premium gin distilled in England. In June 2021, they launched Bombay Bramble, a blackberry and raspberry flavored gin. This cocktail emphasizes the berry flavors of the liqueur.
1.5 oz Bombay Bramble
oz lemon juice
¾ oz honey syrup (3 parts honey to 1 part water)
4oz Martini and Rossi Prosecco
Method: Put all ingredients except the Prosecco in your cocktail shaker. Give it a quick hard shake with ice. Strain into a chilled flute glass and top with 4 oz Prosecco. Garnish with a dried blackberry.
St. Germain† St. Germain is a French liqueur made from the leaves of the elderflower, giving it a light, floral taste. Try this recipe for a light and sparkling cocktail.
1 ½ oz St~Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz dry sparkling wine
2 oz sparkling water
Method: Combine all ingredients in a tall glass and stir gently. Enjoying!
Celebrate World Cocktail Day with one of these cocktails!
Martini & Rossi Fiero† Martini & Rossi is known for their vermouth, which is made from wine with added botanicals. The Fiero used in this cocktail is a blend of white wine, citrus and botanicals.
2 oz Martini & Rossi Fiero
2 oz San Pellegrino Pompelmo Sparkling Grapefruit Juice
1 oz water
3 oz Prosecco
A slice of ruby grapefruit (for garnish)
Method: In a wine glass with ice, add Martini Fiero, San Pellegrino Pompelmo Sparkling Grapefruit Juice, water, and prosecco and stir; garnish with a ruby red grapefruit slice
Dewar’s Japanese Smooth† Dewar’s is a popular Scotch whiskey brand. Their Japanese Smooth is an 8 year old blended whiskey finished in Japanese Oak Casks. It has taste notes of flowers, honey, cinnamon and sandalwood. This cocktail is best served on ice. Enjoy this effervescent, full-bodied drink.
Japanese Smooth Highball
1.5 oz Dewar’s Japanese Smooth
3.4 oz chilled Fever-Tree soda water
Frozen highball glass (left in freezer)
Method: Fill the frozen highball glass with the Dewar’s Japanese Smooth, then fill it with a long spear of ice. Fill with soda, but do not stir. Squeeze the orange peel oil over the top of the long drink and place it on top.
Guilty Eaters, are you celebrating World Cocktail Day today? Which of these cocktails interests you the most? Are you going to make one of these cocktails at home or would you rather go out and have someone else prepare a cocktail for you?