signature drink

Signature Drink: Elderflower Lemon Drop

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Signature Drink: The Bee Keeper

This recipe was created by Pamela Moncrief, spirits director at Spirits by Sedona, a luxury cocktail experience. The recipe is a riff on a classic called The Bee’s Knees and is a guest favorite of Spirits by Sedona, a division of Sedona Productions, an event management company that serves as the in-house booking, planning and production company for Cendera Center in Fort Worth. 

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Ford’s Gin
—.5 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
—.5 oz. wildflower honey syrup
—1 pinch paprika
—1 dash Angostura bitters

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