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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Shake Things Up With These Easy-to-Make Cocktails

Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber Lemonade – Created by Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador, Mattias Horseman


2 parts Hendrick's Gin

1 part lemon juice

1 part sugar syrup

2 parts soda water

3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber

Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball filled with cubed ice. Lightly stir and serve. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber & 1 slice of lemon.

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and one slice of lemon

Tullamore D.E.W.’s Irish Coffee Created Tullamore D.E.W Brand Ambassador, Donna Stewart


2 part of Tullamore D.E.W. Original

Top with Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

Heavy Cream, Slightly Whipped

Method: Preheat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water. Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well. Once sugar has melted, stir in in the whisky. Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball – you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency. Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent cream from penetrating the top of the drink). Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for spicy finish. for spicy finish

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Highball

1 part Balvenie 12 year DoubleWood

2 parts club soda

Lemon wedge garnish

Glenfiddich Penicillin - Created by Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Allan Roth


2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year

¾ part honey ginger syrup*

¾ part lemon juice

¼ ounce Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Candied ginger, to garnish


In a shaking tin combine the Glenfiddich 12 Year, Honey ginger syrup and lemon juice.  Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a double rocks glass.  Float the Glenfiddich Fire & Cane on top of the cocktail and garnish with the candied ginger.

*Honey Ginger syrup.  Combine 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of water and peeled and sliced 6 inch piece of ginger.  Heat gently and let simmer for up to 5 minutes.  Refrigerate for 6-12 hours then strain.

Orange Crush – Created by Reyka Vodka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider

Trevor Schneider’s Instagram: @cocktailninja


1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

3 parts fresh orange juice

Top sprite OR soda

Method: build by combining all ingredients

Glass: Pint glass

Garnish: orange slice

Rum Boulevard – Created by Charlotte Voisey, Flor de Caña Brand Ambassador

Charlotte Voisey’s Instagram: @charlottehdovoisey


1 part Flor de Caña 7

¾ parts Campari

¾ part Sweet Vermouth

Method: Combine ingredients and stir well. Strain over a large block of ice in a rocks glass. Spritz and garnish with a large orange peel

The Freshest Margarita – Created by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador

Jaime Salas’ Instagram: @jtequilaguy


2 parts Milagro Silver

¾ part Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Method: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pioneer Old Fashioned – Created by David Powell, Hudson Whiskey Brand Ambassador

David Powell’s Instagram: @blahsquiat


2 parts Hudson Baby Bourbon

1 tsp Demerara simple syrup

3-4 dashes aromatic bitters

Orange twist

Method: Add to a mixing glass: simple syrup, bitters, then Baby Bourbon. Stir well to combine and chill. Strain into Double Old Fashioned glass over one large rock (or fill the glass with smaller cubes).

The Mixed Up Monkey – Created by Vance Henderson, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador

Vance Henderson’s Instagram: @vtwiseguy


1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

¾ parts Mint Simple Syrup

½ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

3 parts Club Soda

Garnish with mint sprig

Method: Build in highball glass over ice, lightly stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

Backyard Tea – Created by Ashley Thomas, Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador

Ashley Thomas’ Instagram: @theoriginalashe


2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

1 part iced tea

2 parts lemonade

Method: Serve on the rocks, garnished with a lemon.

The team at William Grant & Sons asks that you please measure responsibly.

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