5 Cocktail Recipes to Weather the Weekend

Friday March 27, 2020

Blood Orange Cosmopolitan
Blood Orange Cosmopolitan  (Source:Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport Maine)

Home bars have never been more well-stocked, but what to do with all of those spirits? Shake up a new recipe with one of these libations from some of the country's best bartenders and drinking destinations.

Blood Orange Cosmo

Available at Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport Maine

1-1/2oz. Tito's Vodka

1 oz. blood orange purťe

1/2 oz. triple sec

Ĺ oz. lime juice

Add ingredients to shaker, shake, strain into glass, garnish with a toasted orange peel.

Swedish Riviera
Swedish Riviera  (Source: Absolut Elyx)

Swedish Riviera
Created by Gareth Evans for Absolut Elyx

3 parts Absolut Elyx
3 parts coconut water
1 part lemon
1 part honey
3 parts prosecco
Glass: Absolut Elyx Copper Balloon Cup or highball glass
Ice: Cubed
Garnish: Cinnamon stick and orange slices
Method: Build the ingredients over cubed ice, top with prosecco and stir gently to combine.

Garibaldi  (Source: Steven Freihon)

Recipe from Dante, NYC

1-1/2 oz. Campari
Fresh orange juice
Glass: Garibaldi
Garnish: Orange wedge resting on rim plus stirrer
Method: Add 2 ice cubes to glass. Add Campari and a little of the orange juice. Stir well to combine. Add 1 more ice cube and fill remainder of glass with orange juice.

Fast Car
Fast Car  (Source: The Shanty at New York Distilling Company)

Fast Car
Recipe from The Shanty at New York Distilling Company

2 oz. Ragtime Rye Bottled in Bond
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Fernet
Dash Angostura Bitters
Method: Stir, Serve up with an orange twist

Cucumber Cooler
Cucumber Cooler  (Source: Pelican Hill's Coliseum Pool & Grill)

Cucumber Cooler
Available at Pelican Hill's Coliseum Pool & Grill

1-1/2 oz. Hendricks Gin
4 cucumber slices
1/2 oz. cucumber simple syrup
1 lime slice
4 oz. tonic
4 torn mint leaves
Method: In a cocktail shaker, add four torn mint leaves, lime slice, cucumber slices, gin, cucumber simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously, strain cocktail over ice, top with tonic and garnish with cucumber slices.