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Episode: Rosita


The Rosita is a fiery, red cocktail with roots tracing back to Greg Boehm’s 1974 edition of Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide. The recipe we use has been modernized a bit, delivering a slightly sweeter taste than the Negroni-esque original ingredients. Translating to “little rose” in Spanish, this drink is an elegant, slow-sipper that pairs just as well with a lively cocktail party as it would with a quiet night in with a good book.
Episode: Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze

A classic little cocktail that might take you back to college. If you’re in college, then it might take you back to last night. Fresh, fun, and no-frills — the Sea Breeze is a light, tarty drink that, despite its name, is best enjoyed on, in, or at least in proximity to a Great Lake.
Episode: Mr. Howard

Mr. Howard

Citrusy, just the right amount of bitterness, and oh-so fresh tasting — Mr. Howard is a mocktail using Seedlip Spice 94, a distilled non-alcoholic spirit. When you’re in Mr. Howard’s company, there really isn’t any reason to imbibe.
From RAM Cellars in Portland, Oregon, Viv is named after the French root word meaning “to live, to be alive.” It also happens to be short for Vivianne, the name of the winery’s founder and winemaker who came “alive” as they came out as transgender in 2018. For every sale of the bottle, RAM Cellars donates $5 to organizations that support queer and transgender people. Viv is a petit verdot with an earthy, spicy flavor. Rich yet grounded and full of life, to be sure.
It’s a summertime classic, but with a twist. In our Aperol Spritz 2.0, we swapped prosecco for gin, adding just a little bite to a refreshing cocktail. I mean, can you name a more iconic duo than citrus and gin?
Episode: Cleo


Hibiscus flowers, agave nectar, and dragon fruit powder — ingredients that suggest some sort of mythical quest is at hand. The Cleo does not require the slaying of fire-breathing beasts, but some mild exploration may be needed to gather all the cocktail’s elements. At its core, the Cleo is your trusty tequila+lime+agave drink, but the dragon fruit, despite its name, adds a subtle dimension of flavor for an exciting twist on a classic.
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


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.