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

Written By: Deanna Nguyen
Photography By: Alan Gastelum
Prop Stylist: Jacyln Kershek 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 | St Clements by Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Recipes

For the Gin Lover

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

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

Hendrick’s Gin
@hendricksgin

2 | Zona Rosa by Milagro Tequila Cocktail Recipes

For the Milagro Lover

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

Preparation:
-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
@milagrotequila

3 | New Earth by Reyka

For the Vodka Lover

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

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

Reyka Vodka
@reyka_vodka

4 | Monkey Colada by Monkey Shoulder

For the Whiskey Lover

Ingredients:
-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

Preparation:
-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
@monkeyshoulder