7 Drinks That’ll Turn National Cocktail Day 2021 Into A Spirited Celebration

National Cocktail Day 2021

National Cocktail Day 2021 has arrived! Whether you’re warming by the fire in the last gasps of winter or enjoying some early summer sun, a good drink is the perfect partner for turning the usual into a celebration.

With that in mind, we put together a list of seven drinks that’ll make National Cocktail Day 2021 one to remember for reasons other than coronavirus. Whether you’re a fan of bubbly, whisky, rum, vodka, beer, or mezcal, there’s a drink for you on our list. So get mixing:

Cutwater Hibiscus Vodka Hibiscus and Roses

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Cutwater Hibiscus Vodka
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • Sparkling rose

Combine all ingredients (except sparkling rose) into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling rose and garnish with a grapefruit zest and flower.

Maid In Scotland

Singleton National cocktail day

Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Singleton 12 Year Old
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 Slices of Cucumber
  • 3 to 4 Mint Leaves 
  • Glassware: Rocks
  • Garnish: Cucumber, Mint

Add all ingredients into a shaker, gently muddle the cucumber and mint. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish.

Botanica Obscura

Botanica Obscura

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Don Papa 7
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1 Dash of Mole Bitters

In a cocktail shaker, add Don Papa Rum, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup and mole bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible flower

Avaline Sparkling Float 

Avaline - Sparkling Float - National Cocktail Day 2021

Ingredients: 

  • 1 scoop of your favorite sorbet (raspberry + rose sorbet is the best!) 
  • 3-4 fluid ounces of Avaline Sparkling wine 
  • Handful of fresh raspberries

Fill your coupe glass with a scoop of your preferred sorbet. Pour 3-4 ounces of Avaline Sparkling on top. Sprinkle with fresh raspberries, and Voila!

High West Cobbler

High West Cobbler - National Cocktail Day 2021

Ingredients: 

  • 0.5 oz Double Rye
  • 1.5 oz Mixed Berry-infused Oloroso
  • 0.5 oz Amaro Ciociaro
  • 0.5 oz Cinnamon syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Smith & Cross

Short shake, strain over crushed ice into cobbler glass, garnish with berries and mint

Mixed Berry-infused Oloroso – Fill a quart container with mixed berries (raspberries, cherries, blackberries), cover with oloroso, allow to infuse for 72 hrs at room temperature, strain off. Use within 2 weeks.

Salt and Pepper Shandy 

Salt + Pepper Shandy Beer National Cocktail Day

Recipe credit: Yvonne Langen from Taste & Tipple

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • ¾ oz black pepper syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 can Partake Brewing Pale
  • Pinch flaky sea salt

For the Black Pepper Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns, whole

Add grapefruit juice, black pepper syrup, and bitters to a Collins glass. Stir to combine. Top with Partake Brewing Pale. Add a pinch of salt. 

How To Make The Black Pepper Syrup 

Combine sugar, water, and whole black peppercorns in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain into a glass jar, removing peppercorns. Seal and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Tiger Margarita

Tiger Margarita National Cocktail Day
  • 1.5 parts Ojo de Tigre Mezcal Joven 
  • .5 part Ancho Reyes 
  • .75 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice 
  • .25 part Fresh Lime Juice 
  • .25 parts Agave Nectar 

Combine all ingredients and shake well. Separately, add a half rim of ancho hibiscus salt to a rocks glass and add ice cubes. Strain cocktail into the salt rimmed rocks glass over fresh ice and enjoy.

*Ancho Hibiscus Salt for rim garnish: add 1 tsp ancho chile powder, 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt and 1 tbp hibiscus tea leaves to a spice grinder and briefly blend.

Extra Credit

Spicy Paloma

Spicy Paloma Hornitos
  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • ¾ part fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ¾ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part agave syrup
  • Jalapeño
  • Grapefruit

Lightly muddle ¼ grapefruit and 4 slices jalapeño in a shaker. Combine remainder of ingredients into the shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

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