signature drink

Signature Drink: Santa Maria Sipper

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The Santa Maria Sipper is courtesy of Crooked Branch, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It’s the trifecta of cocktails: easy to make, refreshing to sip and oh-sodelightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS:
—5 fresh blueberries
—3 fresh raspberries
—5 oz. La Marca Prosecco
—lemon wedge or mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Fill a rocks glass with berries. Top with ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint sprig.

 

Signature Drink: Elderflower Lemon Drop

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The large clusters of the white, creamy flower of the elderberry is a frequent sight in the wilds of Texas May through July, so what better way to kick off the spring season than with a glass of The Butler House’s Elderflower Lemon Drop? Mix one up yourself and enjoy!

—1 oz. 1876 Vodka
— 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1/2 oz. Turbo simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Cheers!

Signature Drink: Pitch Black

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“I sought to incorporate contrasting visuals and flavors in Fine China’s beverage program. The solid black color of the Pitch Black has guests assuming that it would taste dark and rich. However, this drink is actually refreshing and light in flavor (and has quickly become one of our favorite cocktails in the restaurant).” —Kyle Hilla, beverage director of The Statler

INGREDIENTS:
—.25 bar spoon activated charcoal
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—.75 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. Suze
—1.5 oz. Fords Gin

Signature Drink: American Peach Tea

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A naughty take on an innocent Arnold Palmer, this refreshing fall favorite features American Born Whiskey, part of the Milestone Brands portfolio—a premium spirits company based in Austin.

INGREDIENTS
-- 5 oz. American Born Peach Whiskey
-- 3 oz. freshly brewed tea
-- splash of lemonade
-- lemon, garnish
-- ice

DIRECTIONS
1. Pour American Born Peach Whiskey, freshly brewed tea and lemonade in a glass with ice.
2. Stir until combined well.
3. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Signature Drink: Raspberry Fizz

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INGREDIENTS:
– 1.5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
– 5 oz. lime juice
– 5 oz. raspberry simple syrup*

DIRECTIONS:
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a glass and garnish with fresh raspberries.

*Raspberry Simple Syrup Yields 1 gallon

INGREDIENTS:
– 1 gallon water
– 14 oz. raspberry jam
– 8 tbsp. sugar

Signature Drink: Lakeside

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This perfect springtime drink will chase away any remnants of the winter blahs and get you in the right state of mind for warmer days ahead.

INGREDIENTS:
» 2 oz. Tito’s Vodka
» .75 oz. fresh lemon juice
» .75 oz. Osmanthus syrup
» club soda
» cucumber slice

DIRECTIONS:
» Build cocktail in mixing glass.
» Pour into a Collins glass and top with club soda.
» Garnish with cucumber slice or slices and serve.

 

Signature Drink: What Angels Drink

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Named after a line by Mark Twain, who said of watermelon in the summer “I imagine it’s what angels eat,” this clever mixture of watermelon and kaffir lime ice cubes, cointreau, orange bitters and sparkling wine will make guests swoon.  

INGREDIENTS:
—3 watermelon ice cubes*
—.5 oz. Cointreau
—3 dashes of orange bitters
—2.5 oz. Moscato d’Asti 
—2.5 oz. sparkling wine
—.75 oz. lime juice

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