Credit: John Glover
Credit: John Glover

Kick Up Your Hosting Game by Adding These 7 Drink Recipes to Your Bar Cart

Add Glenfiddich 14 Year Old, Hendrick’s Gin, Monkey Shoulder, Reyka Vodka and Milagro Tequila to Your Bartending Portfolio

Written By: Deanna Nguyen
Photography By: Alan Gastelum and John Glover
Prop Stylist: Jacyln Kershek and Julia Pickard Cocktail Recipes 

Going to the bar for a specially-made drink is one of the reasons why you’re not just sitting at home with a cold beer in your hand. But, there are instances where you would rather enjoy a glass of whiskey or vodka without the buzz of bartenders and customers. If you’re someone who has a shaker stored in the kitchen cabinet and your throat and creativity are parched, then you’ll want to check out this list of spiked specialty sippers—made and served by you!


1 | Old Fashioned by Glenfiddich 14 Year Old

-2 oz Glenfiddich 14 year old
-1 Teaspoon Simple Syrup
-A Dash of Angostura Bitters

-Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass over ice and stir well
Strain over large cube of ice into an old fashioned glass
-Zest the oils of two large pieces of orange peel into glass
-Add 1 peel to glass as a garnish

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old

Exp 5/21


2 | St Clements by Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Recipes

For the Gin Lover

-1 Part Hendrick’s Gin
-1/2 Part Lemon Juice
-3 Parts Bitter Lemon
-4 Parts Fresh Orange Juice

-Combine all ingredients in a frozen or chilled highball glass with no ice
-Garnish with an orange wedge

Hendrick’s Gin


3 | Zona Rosa by Milagro Tequila Cocktail Recipes

For the Milagro Lover

-2 parts Milagro Silver
-3/4 Part Agave Nectar
-1 part Fresh Lime Juice
-1 Strawberry (Sliced)
-1/2 Kiwi (Sliced)
-2 Basil Leaves

-Muddle strawberry, kiwi and basil in a Boston shaker
-Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice
-Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice
-Garnish the cocktail with a strawberry and basil leaf (or substitute with simple syrup)

Milagro Tequila


4 | New Earth by Reyka

For the Vodka Lover

-2 Parts Reyka Vodka
-3/4 Part Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup
-1 Part Lime Juice
-5 Cilantro Sprigs

-Shake and strain into a Montelobos Mezcal-rinsed coupe
-Garnish with an orange peel and cilantro sprig

Reyka Vodka


5 | Monkey Colada by Monkey Shoulder

For the Whiskey Lover

-40 ml Monkey Shoulder Whiskey
-20 ml Koko Kanu (Coconut Rum)
-60 ml Coconut Water
-10 ml Fresh Lime Juice
-2 Fresh Cut Pineapple Rings
-Dash of Sugar Syrup

-Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
-Add a dash of sugar syrup to taste
-Pour into a hurricane (or tall) glass
-Garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple chunk

Monkey Shoulder


6 | Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Espresso

For the Coffee Lover

40 ml Tullamore D.E.W. Original
20 ml Premium Coffee Liqueur
20 ml Thickened Fresh Cream

-Add Tullamore D.E.W. and coffee liqueur to a mixing glass 
-Stir and pour into drink glasses 
-Top each with fresh cream and garnish with coffee beans 

Tullamore D.E.W.


7 | The Balvenie, Neat Cocktail Recipes

For the One Who Likes Simplicity

-Room-temperature The Balvenie Doublewood 17

-Pour The Balvenie Doublewood 17 into an old fashioned glass (best served neat)

The Balvenie

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