Kinky Cranberry, with Kinky Liqueur

Today we take a pink liqueur, not too unlike X-Rated in color (and market presence) with a slightly different flavor profile due to the cranberry being a nice dry cranberry finisher.

The gin presences is slightly muted in the Kinky Cranberry if you use a slightly more subtle gin because the other flavors are predominant. Using Greenhook ginsmiths gives us a bit of a juniper and camomile essence–a bit of the herbal quality, dryness of the cranberry and Kinky.

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Hearts of POM Cocktail with POM Wonderful

The Hearts of POM cocktail utilizes POM Wonderful to generate a pink drink for breast cancer awareness week (for the month of October). This drink has a slightly salty tequila flavor along side the off-dry pomegranate finish. Imagine a pomegranate margarita and Hearts of POM fits the category.

Question of the day, favorite tequila-based cocktail?

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X-Otica Cocktail with X-Rated Fusion

The X-Otica cocktail, direct from X-Rated’s website, we are making a pink drink to keep the breast cancer awareness movement in full swing. This entire week will be pink, this is our second recipe of the series and it’s super easy to make if you haves some X-Rated.

It is a bit potent, but sweet at the same time, considering neither ingredient is super high proof, the striking potency is probably just flavors smashing you in the face hole.

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Cancer Awareness Cocktail

Save the Ta Ta’s cocktail, or the Cancer Awareness cocktail, designed to give the right color, a good flavor and coordinated in-house as our own cocktail design.

We built a cocktail that almost fits the balance of “one sour, two sweet, three strong, four week” with a bit of a modification. We got it pink with Rose+Hibiscus Cocktail Concentrate.

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Exploration Series: History of Vodka, “Poland and Russia Go To War”

Today we talk about vodka, why? Because everyone seems to be super excited about Vodka and Vodka History. We are not sure why as it’s a fairly straight forward product and it doesn’t bring a ton of flavor to your cocktail.

But, never-the-less, people clammer for vodka information so we are here to dump that information direct into your brain (via your ears). So, get learn’n.

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Sugary Goodness Shot

The sugary goodness shot, a shot of vodka for those that have way too many flavored vodka’s floating around your bar. Just mix ‘em together and add some Irish Cream as a chaser and you’re done.

The Irish Cream supposedly dulls down the heat of the vodka, but most of the flavor is that of pineapple.

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Anejo Highball Cocktail

The Añejo Highball, or the “Añeho-ho Highball”, is much the child of a Dark n’ Stormy, it’s got the rum and ginger beer with a bit of lime and curacao to give off a little sweetness along side a bit of bitter.

You can find a few different base spirits used for an añejo highball, for us we’re doing this with a rum.

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Colorado Fireball, with Cinnamon Toast Crunch

The Colorado Fireball, a flavorful Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cocktail that inherits some concepts for the original Colorado Bulldog. However, instead of just bringing a boring vodka to the table (literally), we selected Fireball Whiskey along side some coffee liqueur all settled in a base of milk–not too unlike the way we eat our Cinnamon Toast Crunch™.

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Cannon’s Mist Cocktail

The Cannon’s Mist, a cocktail that has some potency along with its carrot cake flavor profile from the rumchata. It brings spice in both the striking of the alcohol and the flavors of the rumchata and spiced rum combined.

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Deadly Venom, Destruction To Your Face?

A drink submitted by a man in the military, is this drink too big for our faces? Turns out? No, the Deadly Venom tastes much like a Good and Plenty (for those that can get that candy). It won’t make you tough, but the sambuca does bring that black licorice flavor.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s not weak on alcohol, it just doesn’t taste like it. It’s a bit sweet.

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Clover Rose, with Rose+Hibiscus Concentrate

The Clover Rose is a spectacular cocktail designed by the folks at the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company using their new concentrate called Rose+Hibiscus. If you like the aroma of rose peddles this cocktail may blow your mind.

Now that we created it, this might make a fabulous Valentine’s day cocktail in a few months. The aroma is awesome, the flavor is strikingly well balanced with a creamy texture that’s not too sweet and not too sour.

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Exploration Series: Tequila History, Mezcal Becomes Tequila

Today we uncover the mysteries of Tequila and its roots in the product Mezcal. Where did Tequila come from, why is it here and how did we get that gross Oro/Gold brands in the United States? If you’re confused on why a Reposado is different form a Gold and what makes a Siliver clear vs. that of a darker Tequila this is the video for you! From the hearts of the agave to your front door!

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