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Best Classic Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Sep 21, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Back in the 1800's, the whiskey highball was mixed with plain soda water. How boring! Since the 1920's (the "Gilded Age"), it has been mixed with ginger ale; which perfectly compliments the crisp citrus taste of the lemon. Enjoy this classic cocktail at your next outing  - ask for a "Boxergrail Highball." 

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Sep 21, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Summer isn't quite over, so take a deep plunge into a tall glass of everything "summer" with this spiked watermelon lemonade cocktail. Within minutes, you can have a pitcher full of fond memories sitting by the pool one last time, or sip the refreshing and crisp happiness as you fire up the BBQ grill one last time.

Best Maple Bourbon Smash

Sep 21, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

As the leaves begin to change, our affinity for all things "autumn" change as well. This Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail is perfect for cozy nights beside a bonfire, or just relaxing at home with a cozy blanket and PJ's. The rich, sweet taste of bourbon with a crisp hint of orange and lemon makes this cocktail a mainstay throughout the fall season!

La Croix and Lavender Mocktail COCKTAIL

Sep 20, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

As autumn approaches for most of North America, it is important now more than ever to savor the last kiss of summer before it is gone; giving way to the cold and dark days ahead. What better way to sip final memory-making moments of summer than with this refreshing summer-inspired cocktail featuring Liddel French Winter Wheat Vodka and the crips, slightly bitter "punch" of pink grapefruit juice? Add to that some La Croix and Lavender and you have a tall glass of warm summer days.

Bourbon Infused Dalgona Coffee

Sep 20, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

A proper preparation of the TikTok inspired "dalgona coffee" trend, this cocktail combines the complex and sweet Cavehill four grain bourbon with rich flavors of coffee and chocolate esters. Enjoy this amazing cocktail over Sunday brunch, or for a cozy afternoon pick-me-up. Perfect for any occasion.

Spiked Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

Sep 19, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Adaptogens and adaptogenic based drinks and "mocktails" are all the rage. Why not combine the best of both worlds? Get the health benefits of adaptogens while including the deep and complex taste of a premium bourbon? Try this ultimate spiked adaptogenic hot cocoa recipe for a cocktail like no other!

Best Whiskey For Whiskey Sour

Sep 16, 2022 Justin Pakdaman

Anyone familiar with common whiskey cocktails has likely heard of the whiskey sour. This simple drink adds a powerful punch of flavor to an otherwise straightforward whiskey.

Best Whiskey Cocktails

Sep 15, 2022 Justin Pakdaman

Whiskey cocktail trends come and go. However, some of the best whiskey cocktails withstand the test of time and become a favorite beverage among generations. We're confident you'll find your favorite best whiskey cocktail here...

Gin Martini vs Vodka Martini

Sep 12, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

A martini is made with either vodka or gin and vermouth. How do you decide whether to add gin or vodka to your martini? Gin versus vodka in a martini is one of the oldest debates in history, and the answer to the best martini depends on who you ask. Understanding the different flavors and distillation processes can help you choose the best martini drink...

Bourbon Cocktails For Autumn

Sep 12, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Some scents and flavors can instantly put you into the fall mood. The smells of apple, cinnamon, pecans, and pumpkin easily take you from summer pool parties to cozy fall nights spent around the fireplace. These fall bourbon cocktails will both satisfy and warm you this season as you mingle with friends for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite bourbon cocktails...

Best Gin Cocktails

Sep 11, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Looking for distinctive ways to use your favorite bottle of gin? You can combine the best gin with tonic for a classic cocktail or add fresh grapefruit or cucumbers for a unique concoction. Either way, the best gin makes for some of the most refreshing cocktails...

Best Bourbon For Manhattan

Sep 07, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

A manhattan is a classic American cocktail. Although its origins are mysterious, there's no mystery in why this cocktail has been a popular bar request for over a century. It's a drink that blends the floral with the fortified and sweet with the spicy. While the recipe is simple and unchanged, choosing the best bourbon for your manhattan is an important part of the mixing process

10 Of The Best Vodka Cocktails

Sep 05, 2022 Justin Pakdaman

Vodka by itself offers a clean, smooth flavor. It pairs perfectly with many other ingredients to create the best vodka cocktails. Whether looking for the perfect holiday cocktail or your go-to drink, we have compiled a list of the best vodka cocktails for you to sip and savor...

New York Sour

Aug 21, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The New York Sour is an upgraded version of the Whiskey Sour recipe. It features whiskey, lemon, sugar, egg white with a float of dry red wine. The wine adds another layer of complexity working in unison with the high rye bourbon; and a beautiful red color. Other names this popular cocktail have carried is the Continental Sour.

Bourbon Sour

Aug 20, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Spirit, citrus fruit and sugar—the original trio — combine to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails which hail from early 1700's and 1800's sailors and pirates. Popular for mystical powers to stave off scurvy while making long voyages across the ocean more tolerable; sours hold a decisive place in world history. The bourbon Sour is a slightly different take on the traditional whiskey sour. Still well within the "sour family" yet stands strong on it's own. Rich complex notes form fine bourbon, a citrus kick with a sweet finish. The Bourbon Sour os refreshing and classy.

Best Clover Club Cocktail

Aug 19, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

It was the late 1800s at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford hotel in which the Clover Club cocktail was born. The hotel was a popular hangout for writers, lawyers and titans of industry, who frequented the hotel as a networking place of sorts. As with most meetings in those days; discussions included drinks. The Clover Club was an immediate hit with the "in" crowd.  The Clover Club was a pre-Prohibition favorite and one of  Philadelphia’s greatest contributions to cocktail history. 

Gin Gimlet Cocktail

Aug 18, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Born from necessity, the gimlet is in a family of cocktails known as "sours." Sailors and pirates alike in the 1800's suffered from scurvy while on long voyages across the open seas. Adding citrus fruits to their spirits seemed to stave off this unsavory condition while making their drinks more potable. Necessity is the mother of invention, and thus - the gimlet and other sours were created.

Bourbon Sidecar

Aug 17, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The bourbon sidecar uses four grain bourbon instead of brandy, which is what the original sidecar uses. It is a refreshing cocktail that can replace Sunday brunch mimosas, or enjoyed anytime. Impress your guests with this simple yet complex tasting cocktail thanks to Cavehill Four Grain Bourbon.

The Boulevardier

Aug 16, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Boulevardier. In Somewhat slang French translation, it means "a man running about town." It was also the name of a 1920's magazine publication in Paris for which the Boulevardier cocktail was named after. The magazine was a pocket guide of sorts for expats living in France. The cocktail, however, lives wherever premium bourbon is served. 

Irish Coffee

Aug 15, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

A perfect early morning cocktail for cold autumn months, or winter break. Honestly, any weekend is a perfect time to enjoy this classic cocktail that can trace it's origins back to the early 1950's in Ireland. It is a perfect balance of rich and warm espresso with high rye whiskey and a sweet cream topping.

Cosmopolitan Recipe

Aug 13, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

This Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe is light and refreshing. For about a decade, the Cosmopolitan cocktail was the most popular drink in America. Bartenders would make hundreds of them a night. The original Cosmopolitan cocktail was created in the 1980's by a Miami bartender named Cheryl Cook while she was working at a popular South Beach bar called the Strand.

Ultimate Bloody Mary

Aug 12, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Making a Bloody Mary is simple, and personalization for garnishments can be endless. A popular trend is hosting a Sunday Bloody Mary bar where guests can pile on the garnishments to create true works of art. The original Bloody Mary was rather straight forward; it contained seven ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, Tabasco and lemon juice. There are several cultural variations, and is a great way to start the day (and get a serving or two of veggies!)

Negroni

Aug 11, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Negroni is an easy to make cocktail and many find it to be bitter, but in all the right ways. It is refreshing, and crisp with a hint of orange. Tales of the Negroni origin start in antiquity in the city of Florence by the Italian court Camillo Negroni sometime around the early 20th century. It is said that while Camillo was at a fine spirits establishment in Florence, he asked that the barkeep fortify his favorite drink (the Americano) by adding gin. The bartender complied with his wishes, and after creating this new drink - replaced the lemon peel common in the Americano with an orange peel. Voila! A classic is born - the Negroni.

Vesper Cocktail Recipe

Aug 10, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

The Vesper, sometimes also called a "Vesper Martini", was ordered by James Bond in the book Casino Royale. James Bond author Ian Fleming created the vesper and introduced it through the James Bond character. Published in 1953, the vesper cocktail has a rich history. The cocktail is named for the James Bond series double agent Vesper Lynd. Today, it is simply known as "refreshing" and strong enough to melt away a long day at the office.

Vodka Bellini

Aug 09, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Love Mimosas? Who doesn't! But what about taking your Sunday brunch up a notch with a Liddel Vodka peach Bellini? It is just as light and refreshing for a mid-day cocktail, but a little more extravagant and upscale. It makes great use of summertime peaches, and will leave you and your guests satisfied, chilled and refreshed!

Top 10 Popular Bourbon Drinks

Aug 08, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Bourbon is one of the most popular spirits in the world (and for good reason). While it is often preferred to drink premium bourbon straight, it's also the primary ingredient in many of the world's most popular and delicious cocktails...

Whiskey Mojito

Aug 06, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

An Irish take on the Cuban mint classic Mojito cocktail, the whiskey mojito is a sweet and refreshing cocktail perfect for spring (mint julep alternative), or for any season. Extra ice enhances the whiskey notes, and the high rye whiskey really rounds it out.

Old Fashioned: Classic Recipe And Origins

Aug 05, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

When you think of bourbon cocktails, it's likely that the first place your mind goes is to the old fashioned, and with good reason. The drink is a classic, with its simple recipe and delicious flavor making it a favorite of bourbon fans for over 150 years.... 

White Russian

Aug 04, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The White Russian is a rich and decadent cocktail perfect for after dinner dessert. It is very easy to make. The White Russian gets it's name from the Black Russian Cocktail; the only difference really is the addition of cream. The drink was first made in the early 1960's, and has no actual Russian origin - it is American through and through. The name comes form the fact almost all vodka used to be imported from Russia.

French 75

Aug 03, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The French 75 is named after the fully automatic 75 millimeter machine gun used by the French during World War One. This refreshing cocktail, made with Bespoke gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and French Champagne shares no hardened battle stories as the weapon it was named for.

Old Fashioned Paloma

Aug 02, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Paloma is a classic highball cocktail made with fresh citrus like grapefruit, usually tequila, and some form of soda. An Old Fashioned Paloma blends the core features of an Old Fashioned cocktail and a classic Paloma cocktail. Tequila is swapped out for bourbon, soda is swapped for sparkling water, and throw in some mixology magic - voila! The amazing and refreshing Old Fashioned Paloma.

Salty Dog Cocktail

Aug 01, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

This is a classic cocktail which is actually a variation of the Greyhound cocktail (simply gin or vodka with grapefruit juice), only with a Salty Dog, Margarita salt is added to the rim. The salt, however simple, completely changes the original Greyhound cocktail. The Greyhound cocktail actually dates back to the 1930's and this is a ever-so-slightly newer version to enjoy!

Whiskey Sour Original Recipe

Jul 23, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

A whiskey sour recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and sour and a drink enjoyed by bourbon enthusiasts and those new to bourbon alike. The popular cocktail has a very interesting beginning which can be traced back to the early 1800s as a medicinal tonic...

Heigold Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Jul 11, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe using Heigold High Rye Double Malt Bourbon. The old fashioned is the name of a popular cocktail that is made by first muddling (gently smashing or crushing) cane sugar with bitters and water, and then next adding bourbon or rye whiskey.

Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

Jul 01, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

A perfect cocktail for your July 4th celebration, or anytime a cool and refreshing cocktail is required to beat the summer heat. Enjoy poolside, or at your next BBQ!

The Golden Ponzu

Jun 03, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Exotic Ponzu sauce, ginger and citrus cocktail recipe perfect for celebrating national Bourbon Day 2022. Impress friends and involve them on creating this special Rabbit Hole exclusive cocktail.

Cleanse 2.0 Cocktail Recipe

May 11, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

A garden-sourced icy and refreshing summer cocktail. Berries, lemon and ginger combine to create this exotic tasting and utterly refreshing summertime favorite.

Mint Strawberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail

May 11, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

A delectable way to utilize the fresh, crisp taste of summer mint and spring strawberries. Cool off and kick start your day with this refreshing cocktail recipe.

Best Ever Kentucky Mule Cocktail Recipe

May 09, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Kentucky Mule is a lot like the mint julep, and has a long history in the south. In the late 1930's and early 1940's, it was popular to drink from a copper mug - keeping the drink cool - and looking "cool" -- equally valid objectives. It was an answer to the Moscow mule, however, instead of vodka, it uses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A great way to use that leftover mint from your mint julep making at this year's Derby!

Down The Hole Again Bespoke Tonic

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

When you think of summer time, heat, exhaustion, wanting to relax. You want minimal effort but maximum results. Super easy, build it in a highball glass. Add your ice, pour your gin, and then follow it up with and a few drops of blueberry bitters! Give it a few stirs with your straw and be ready for summer!

Blueberry Collins Cocktail

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Summer blueberry harvest meets Bespoke gin for this light and fun summer cocktail. A light and sweet simple syrup takes the tart edge off the tart blueberries for an utterly refreshing twist on a collins cocktail recipe. 

Italian Sparkler Cocktail

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Add a summery twist to your glass with the Italian-inspired, prosecco based cocktail with sugar free simple syrup. Have on, or have two poolside or any time you are looking to cool off with a refreshing cocktail!

French 75 Cocktail

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

This classic cocktail dates back to the 1915’s from the New York Bar in Paris. It’s light, refreshing and the perfect pairing for dancing the night away.

Pineapple Gin & Tonic Cocktail

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Fresh, light, and a little citrusy is the best drink to cool off with during summer. Nothing can beat a good gin & tonic or gin fizz.

You Two? Cocktail Recipe

May 05, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

For this cocktail, it’s a classic martini. The Bespoke gin is the hero and the vermouth and lavender play well as the supporting cast. Sometimes keeping it simple is the smartest ingredient in a recipe. So, here is to unlikely pairs and how they bring us joy. May you find satisfaction in something or someone that surprises you, and may you savor the way life unfolds into a these unlikely but undeniably wonderful moments. Cheers!

Cucumber Gin Sour

Apr 26, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Perfect for summer get-togethers or for any time where a refreshing cocktail with a premium gin is all that will do to cool things down or relax.

Harvest Apple Gin-ger Cocktail

Apr 26, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Something about the botanicals in gin really works here, and Bespoke Gin is a perfect fit. It is finished in rye whiskey barrels. This finishing process mellows out the gin and adds a little bit of sweetness that is just right for this cocktail.

How Is Gin Made

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

There are three basic ways to approach gin distillation — steeping, vapor infusion, and vacuum distillation, also known as cold distillation. It's the simplicity of the steeping approach that lends itself to an easy do-it-yourself way of making gin at home.

Bespoke Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Apr 20, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

The "fizz" is a category of cocktails which features a premium gin alongside citrus flavors, sugar and sparkling water. Some might say it resembles a "sour" with soda; and they would be right. In fact - both drinks commonly contain egg whites too. Gin Fizz first appeared in the 1876 edition of “The Bar-tenders Guide” by Jerry Thomas. Essentially, it is a uniquely frothy, tickle-inducing-bubbly, high-protein step-child to the Tom Collins cocktail The Tom Collins cocktail combines gin, lemon, sugar and soda. Just no egg.

Spring Citrus Whiskey Slushie Cocktail

Apr 18, 2022 Rabbit Hole Distillery

Warm weather is on the way. Blue skies, warm breezes, the smell of a BBQ - and whiskey cocktails! What better way to keep cool than to sip a refreshing and "spiked" take on a summertime favorite drink! Spring Citrus Whiskey Slushie Cocktail can be enjoyed almost any time of the day, and adds that "get away from it all" vibe in your glass. 

Best Classic Whiskey Highball Cocktail

Back in the 1800's, the whiskey highball was mixed with plain soda water. How boring! Since the 1920's (the "Gilded Age"), it has been mixed with ginger ale; which perfectly compliments the crisp citrus taste of the lemon. Enjoy this classic cocktail at your next outing  - ask for a "Boxergrail Highball." 

Spiked Watermelon Lemonade

Summer isn't quite over, so take a deep plunge into a tall glass of everything "summer" with this spiked watermelon lemonade cocktail. Within minutes, you can have a pitcher full of fond memories sitting by the pool one last time, or sip the refreshing and crisp happiness as you fire up the BBQ grill one last time.

Best Maple Bourbon Smash

As the leaves begin to change, our affinity for all things "autumn" change as well. This Maple Bourbon Smash Cocktail is perfect for cozy nights beside a bonfire, or just relaxing at home with a cozy blanket and PJ's. The rich, sweet taste of bourbon with a crisp hint of orange and lemon makes this cocktail a mainstay throughout the fall season!

La Croix and Lavender Mocktail COCKTAIL

As autumn approaches for most of North America, it is important now more than ever to savor the last kiss of summer before it is gone; giving way to the cold and dark days ahead. What better way to sip final memory-making moments of summer than with this refreshing summer-inspired cocktail featuring Liddel French Winter Wheat Vodka and the crips, slightly bitter "punch" of pink grapefruit juice? Add to that some La Croix and Lavender and you have a tall glass of warm summer days.

Bourbon Infused Dalgona Coffee

A proper preparation of the TikTok inspired "dalgona coffee" trend, this cocktail combines the complex and sweet Cavehill four grain bourbon with rich flavors of coffee and chocolate esters. Enjoy this amazing cocktail over Sunday brunch, or for a cozy afternoon pick-me-up. Perfect for any occasion.

Spiked Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa

Adaptogens and adaptogenic based drinks and "mocktails" are all the rage. Why not combine the best of both worlds? Get the health benefits of adaptogens while including the deep and complex taste of a premium bourbon? Try this ultimate spiked adaptogenic hot cocoa recipe for a cocktail like no other!

Best Whiskey For Whiskey Sour

Anyone familiar with common whiskey cocktails has likely heard of the whiskey sour. This simple drink adds a powerful punch of flavor to an otherwise straightforward whiskey.

Best Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey cocktail trends come and go. However, some of the best whiskey cocktails withstand the test of time and become a favorite beverage among generations. We're confident you'll find your favorite best whiskey cocktail here...

Gin Martini vs Vodka Martini

A martini is made with either vodka or gin and vermouth. How do you decide whether to add gin or vodka to your martini? Gin versus vodka in a martini is one of the oldest debates in history, and the answer to the best martini depends on who you ask. Understanding the different flavors and distillation processes can help you choose the best martini drink...

Bourbon Cocktails For Autumn

Some scents and flavors can instantly put you into the fall mood. The smells of apple, cinnamon, pecans, and pumpkin easily take you from summer pool parties to cozy fall nights spent around the fireplace. These fall bourbon cocktails will both satisfy and warm you this season as you mingle with friends for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite bourbon cocktails...

Best Gin Cocktails

Looking for distinctive ways to use your favorite bottle of gin? You can combine the best gin with tonic for a classic cocktail or add fresh grapefruit or cucumbers for a unique concoction. Either way, the best gin makes for some of the most refreshing cocktails...

Best Bourbon For Manhattan

A manhattan is a classic American cocktail. Although its origins are mysterious, there's no mystery in why this cocktail has been a popular bar request for over a century. It's a drink that blends the floral with the fortified and sweet with the spicy. While the recipe is simple and unchanged, choosing the best bourbon for your manhattan is an important part of the mixing process

10 Of The Best Vodka Cocktails

Vodka by itself offers a clean, smooth flavor. It pairs perfectly with many other ingredients to create the best vodka cocktails. Whether looking for the perfect holiday cocktail or your go-to drink, we have compiled a list of the best vodka cocktails for you to sip and savor...

New York Sour

The New York Sour is an upgraded version of the Whiskey Sour recipe. It features whiskey, lemon, sugar, egg white with a float of dry red wine. The wine adds another layer of complexity working in unison with the high rye bourbon; and a beautiful red color. Other names this popular cocktail have carried is the Continental Sour.

Bourbon Sour

Spirit, citrus fruit and sugar—the original trio — combine to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails which hail from early 1700's and 1800's sailors and pirates. Popular for mystical powers to stave off scurvy while making long voyages across the ocean more tolerable; sours hold a decisive place in world history. The bourbon Sour is a slightly different take on the traditional whiskey sour. Still well within the "sour family" yet stands strong on it's own. Rich complex notes form fine bourbon, a citrus kick with a sweet finish. The Bourbon Sour os refreshing and classy.

Best Clover Club Cocktail

It was the late 1800s at Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford hotel in which the Clover Club cocktail was born. The hotel was a popular hangout for writers, lawyers and titans of industry, who frequented the hotel as a networking place of sorts. As with most meetings in those days; discussions included drinks. The Clover Club was an immediate hit with the "in" crowd.  The Clover Club was a pre-Prohibition favorite and one of  Philadelphia’s greatest contributions to cocktail history. 

Gin Gimlet Cocktail

Born from necessity, the gimlet is in a family of cocktails known as "sours." Sailors and pirates alike in the 1800's suffered from scurvy while on long voyages across the open seas. Adding citrus fruits to their spirits seemed to stave off this unsavory condition while making their drinks more potable. Necessity is the mother of invention, and thus - the gimlet and other sours were created.

Bourbon Sidecar

The bourbon sidecar uses four grain bourbon instead of brandy, which is what the original sidecar uses. It is a refreshing cocktail that can replace Sunday brunch mimosas, or enjoyed anytime. Impress your guests with this simple yet complex tasting cocktail thanks to Cavehill Four Grain Bourbon.

The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier. In Somewhat slang French translation, it means "a man running about town." It was also the name of a 1920's magazine publication in Paris for which the Boulevardier cocktail was named after. The magazine was a pocket guide of sorts for expats living in France. The cocktail, however, lives wherever premium bourbon is served. 

Irish Coffee

A perfect early morning cocktail for cold autumn months, or winter break. Honestly, any weekend is a perfect time to enjoy this classic cocktail that can trace it's origins back to the early 1950's in Ireland. It is a perfect balance of rich and warm espresso with high rye whiskey and a sweet cream topping.

Cosmopolitan Recipe

This Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe is light and refreshing. For about a decade, the Cosmopolitan cocktail was the most popular drink in America. Bartenders would make hundreds of them a night. The original Cosmopolitan cocktail was created in the 1980's by a Miami bartender named Cheryl Cook while she was working at a popular South Beach bar called the Strand.

Ultimate Bloody Mary

Making a Bloody Mary is simple, and personalization for garnishments can be endless. A popular trend is hosting a Sunday Bloody Mary bar where guests can pile on the garnishments to create true works of art. The original Bloody Mary was rather straight forward; it contained seven ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, celery salt, Tabasco and lemon juice. There are several cultural variations, and is a great way to start the day (and get a serving or two of veggies!)

Negroni

The Negroni is an easy to make cocktail and many find it to be bitter, but in all the right ways. It is refreshing, and crisp with a hint of orange. Tales of the Negroni origin start in antiquity in the city of Florence by the Italian court Camillo Negroni sometime around the early 20th century. It is said that while Camillo was at a fine spirits establishment in Florence, he asked that the barkeep fortify his favorite drink (the Americano) by adding gin. The bartender complied with his wishes, and after creating this new drink - replaced the lemon peel common in the Americano with an orange peel. Voila! A classic is born - the Negroni.

Vesper Cocktail Recipe

The Vesper, sometimes also called a "Vesper Martini", was ordered by James Bond in the book Casino Royale. James Bond author Ian Fleming created the vesper and introduced it through the James Bond character. Published in 1953, the vesper cocktail has a rich history. The cocktail is named for the James Bond series double agent Vesper Lynd. Today, it is simply known as "refreshing" and strong enough to melt away a long day at the office.

Vodka Bellini

Love Mimosas? Who doesn't! But what about taking your Sunday brunch up a notch with a Liddel Vodka peach Bellini? It is just as light and refreshing for a mid-day cocktail, but a little more extravagant and upscale. It makes great use of summertime peaches, and will leave you and your guests satisfied, chilled and refreshed!

Top 10 Popular Bourbon Drinks

Bourbon is one of the most popular spirits in the world (and for good reason). While it is often preferred to drink premium bourbon straight, it's also the primary ingredient in many of the world's most popular and delicious cocktails...

Whiskey Mojito

An Irish take on the Cuban mint classic Mojito cocktail, the whiskey mojito is a sweet and refreshing cocktail perfect for spring (mint julep alternative), or for any season. Extra ice enhances the whiskey notes, and the high rye whiskey really rounds it out.

Old Fashioned: Classic Recipe And Origins

When you think of bourbon cocktails, it's likely that the first place your mind goes is to the old fashioned, and with good reason. The drink is a classic, with its simple recipe and delicious flavor making it a favorite of bourbon fans for over 150 years.... 

White Russian

The White Russian is a rich and decadent cocktail perfect for after dinner dessert. It is very easy to make. The White Russian gets it's name from the Black Russian Cocktail; the only difference really is the addition of cream. The drink was first made in the early 1960's, and has no actual Russian origin - it is American through and through. The name comes form the fact almost all vodka used to be imported from Russia.

French 75

The French 75 is named after the fully automatic 75 millimeter machine gun used by the French during World War One. This refreshing cocktail, made with Bespoke gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and French Champagne shares no hardened battle stories as the weapon it was named for.

Old Fashioned Paloma

The Paloma is a classic highball cocktail made with fresh citrus like grapefruit, usually tequila, and some form of soda. An Old Fashioned Paloma blends the core features of an Old Fashioned cocktail and a classic Paloma cocktail. Tequila is swapped out for bourbon, soda is swapped for sparkling water, and throw in some mixology magic - voila! The amazing and refreshing Old Fashioned Paloma.

Salty Dog Cocktail

This is a classic cocktail which is actually a variation of the Greyhound cocktail (simply gin or vodka with grapefruit juice), only with a Salty Dog, Margarita salt is added to the rim. The salt, however simple, completely changes the original Greyhound cocktail. The Greyhound cocktail actually dates back to the 1930's and this is a ever-so-slightly newer version to enjoy!

Whiskey Sour Original Recipe

A whiskey sour recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and sour and a drink enjoyed by bourbon enthusiasts and those new to bourbon alike. The popular cocktail has a very interesting beginning which can be traced back to the early 1800s as a medicinal tonic...

Heigold Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe using Heigold High Rye Double Malt Bourbon. The old fashioned is the name of a popular cocktail that is made by first muddling (gently smashing or crushing) cane sugar with bitters and water, and then next adding bourbon or rye whiskey.

Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

A perfect cocktail for your July 4th celebration, or anytime a cool and refreshing cocktail is required to beat the summer heat. Enjoy poolside, or at your next BBQ!

The Golden Ponzu

Exotic Ponzu sauce, ginger and citrus cocktail recipe perfect for celebrating national Bourbon Day 2022. Impress friends and involve them on creating this special Rabbit Hole exclusive cocktail.

Cleanse 2.0 Cocktail Recipe

A garden-sourced icy and refreshing summer cocktail. Berries, lemon and ginger combine to create this exotic tasting and utterly refreshing summertime favorite.

Mint Strawberry Whiskey Smash Cocktail

A delectable way to utilize the fresh, crisp taste of summer mint and spring strawberries. Cool off and kick start your day with this refreshing cocktail recipe.

Best Ever Kentucky Mule Cocktail Recipe

The Kentucky Mule is a lot like the mint julep, and has a long history in the south. In the late 1930's and early 1940's, it was popular to drink from a copper mug - keeping the drink cool - and looking "cool" -- equally valid objectives. It was an answer to the Moscow mule, however, instead of vodka, it uses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A great way to use that leftover mint from your mint julep making at this year's Derby!

Down The Hole Again Bespoke Tonic

When you think of summer time, heat, exhaustion, wanting to relax. You want minimal effort but maximum results. Super easy, build it in a highball glass. Add your ice, pour your gin, and then follow it up with and a few drops of blueberry bitters! Give it a few stirs with your straw and be ready for summer!

Blueberry Collins Cocktail

Summer blueberry harvest meets Bespoke gin for this light and fun summer cocktail. A light and sweet simple syrup takes the tart edge off the tart blueberries for an utterly refreshing twist on a collins cocktail recipe. 

Italian Sparkler Cocktail

Add a summery twist to your glass with the Italian-inspired, prosecco based cocktail with sugar free simple syrup. Have on, or have two poolside or any time you are looking to cool off with a refreshing cocktail!

French 75 Cocktail

This classic cocktail dates back to the 1915’s from the New York Bar in Paris. It’s light, refreshing and the perfect pairing for dancing the night away.

Pineapple Gin & Tonic Cocktail

Fresh, light, and a little citrusy is the best drink to cool off with during summer. Nothing can beat a good gin & tonic or gin fizz.

You Two? Cocktail Recipe

For this cocktail, it’s a classic martini. The Bespoke gin is the hero and the vermouth and lavender play well as the supporting cast. Sometimes keeping it simple is the smartest ingredient in a recipe. So, here is to unlikely pairs and how they bring us joy. May you find satisfaction in something or someone that surprises you, and may you savor the way life unfolds into a these unlikely but undeniably wonderful moments. Cheers!

Cucumber Gin Sour

Perfect for summer get-togethers or for any time where a refreshing cocktail with a premium gin is all that will do to cool things down or relax.

Harvest Apple Gin-ger Cocktail

Something about the botanicals in gin really works here, and Bespoke Gin is a perfect fit. It is finished in rye whiskey barrels. This finishing process mellows out the gin and adds a little bit of sweetness that is just right for this cocktail.

How Is Gin Made

There are three basic ways to approach gin distillation — steeping, vapor infusion, and vacuum distillation, also known as cold distillation. It's the simplicity of the steeping approach that lends itself to an easy do-it-yourself way of making gin at home.

Bespoke Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

The "fizz" is a category of cocktails which features a premium gin alongside citrus flavors, sugar and sparkling water. Some might say it resembles a "sour" with soda; and they would be right. In fact - both drinks commonly contain egg whites too. Gin Fizz first appeared in the 1876 edition of “The Bar-tenders Guide” by Jerry Thomas. Essentially, it is a uniquely frothy, tickle-inducing-bubbly, high-protein step-child to the Tom Collins cocktail The Tom Collins cocktail combines gin, lemon, sugar and soda. Just no egg.

Spring Citrus Whiskey Slushie Cocktail

Warm weather is on the way. Blue skies, warm breezes, the smell of a BBQ - and whiskey cocktails! What better way to keep cool than to sip a refreshing and "spiked" take on a summertime favorite drink! Spring Citrus Whiskey Slushie Cocktail can be enjoyed almost any time of the day, and adds that "get away from it all" vibe in your glass.