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This one’s for the people on a mission. The type of people you want in your corner. The people who get things done. Like an everyday warrior, the cocktail of the same name is steady and well-balanced — straightforward and honest. With Buffalo Trace bourbon, a bourbon aged for a minimum of eight years, you’ll find there’s some complexity there, too.
Episode: Verbena

Verbena

Tequila
Look no further for excitement than the Verbena. Its X-factor ingredient, the Szechuan button, is a tiny flower with palate-altering powers. It creates numbing, tingling sensations on the tongue, and changes the way we taste flavors. Sometimes, all you need is a change of perspective.
Pineapple and chamomile tea are not your usual co-conspirators, in flavor or philosophy. The golden fruit is acidic and tart, containing flesh-eating enzymes. On the other hand, chamomile is a calming herb historically used as a remedy for inflammation and gastrointestinal ailments. But together, in our Pineapple Chamomile Lemonade, they coalesce into a surprisingly well-balanced mocktail. You’re not the only one that contains multitudes.
For all the crafty folks out there, our Rosemary Tangerine Cocktail is just for you. There’s truly a process to this drink, it’s not just a throw-some-ingredients-in-a-shaker-and-shake situation. We’re talking about caramelizing a tangerine — some real food chemistry action. More power to you if you just want a rum and coke, but nothing worthwhile ever comes easy.
It’s one thing to order a six-part, seven-step drink at a bar — but at home? Sometimes you just need to keep it simple, silly. Like real simple. Our Ruby Red Mimosas call for three ingredients: two of which are mandatory. All you need is grapefruit juice, some bubbly, and sliced limes — if you're feeling ambitious. These mimosas are tasty, tarty, and healthy (probably).
Mezcal-lovers will rejoice, and the uninitiated are in for a wonderful first impression. All parts of this cocktail play beautifully together — there’s smoky, sweet, sour, and bitter. Our Naked & Famous can be enjoyed by anyone above the drinking limit, even if you’re clothed and obscure.
Episode: Llama Palama

Llama Palama

Mocktail
Spring has sprung and the weather is warming. Our Llama Palama mocktail is a tasty, green tea-based drink that will ease your transition from the winter chill into a light, breezy mindset. Between the mint leaves and lime juice, you’re in for a fresh flavor with an exciting tart.
Episode: Rusty Compass

Rusty Compass

Whiskey
Some might find scotch inaccessible due to its acquired, peaty taste. We offer you the Rusty Compass as an introduction (or reintroduction) to bourbon’s cousin in hopes of extending your palate. It’s similar to an Old Fashioned, albeit a bit smokier, and the cherry liqueur rounds it out for a nice finish. And if you don’t like it, don’t give up; taste buds are supposed to evolve every seven years or something, right?
The Saint Florent is something like a fancy cross between an Aperol Spritz and a French 75. It’s a little sweet, a little bitter, and fairly potent thanks to the gin. Between its flavor and beautiful orange hue, this cocktail will surely impress at your next dinner party.
The French 75 is a favorite among many, including us, but we’ve found a way to make it more sustainable. In this mocktail version, we removed the booze without losing the fun or flavor. San Pellegrino’s Limonata soda plays a stellar role in this drink, creating the perfect balance between sweet and tart.