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Episode: Siesta Cocktail

Siesta Cocktail

Save for sneaking a much-needed midday snooze, there’s hardly anything better than the classic combination of tequila, grapefruit juice, and campari. The multi-source citrus exudes summer vibes, whether you’re enjoying the Siesta Cocktail in a heatwave or with wishful thinking during a snowstorm. This drink completes the full body, mind, and spirit restoration that starts only with some well-earned slumber.
Sometimes we all need a good cry, but adding more fuel to the fire isn’t the wisest decision. So we crafted an Orange Blossom Highball mocktail, full of bubbles to uplift your spirit. Like a situation surrounding the need to cry, the honey syrup is complex, but it’s not too sweet. Take it with you in the shower, or let it all pour out with some friends on the couch. Either way the result is cool, refreshing relief.
The beauty of the mule is its adaptability. You can ask five different people their favorite type, and you’ll certainly get five different answers. Our Lavender Moscow Mule uses ginger tea instead of the traditional ginger beer, providing a subtle, yet complex flavor. The taste of lavender is delicate — just pleasant enough to add interest to the drink while keeping it refreshing. And, of course, there’s the classic combination of lemon and ginger which, at the very least, provides the guise of being healthy.
Episode: Jolene


The Jolene is somewhat of a slippery slope. It tastes like tea — not a cocktail — so if you don’t keep it in check things can get carried away pretty quickly. Kind of like an ego. But boy is this cocktail tasty. You may have to hunt down the sweet tea vodka, but it’s worth it. With the fresh peach slice for garnish — and depending on how many Jolenes you enjoy — you can say you’ve had your daily serving of fruit, too.
When there’s no time to waste, fix yourself a Red Lion. Its boozy bite is more than enough to get you caught up or, depending on the company, well ahead. The hard-hitting Red Lion will have you drinking like a sailor while the abundant citrus keeps the scurvy at bay.
Episode: La Pina

La Pina

Mezcal is the cooler older cousin of tequila. He rides a motorcycle. He travels. He always has a story to tell. He’s smoky. While the combination of ingredients for La Pina is complex, it’s quite easy to drink. The mezcal gives it its bold character. The serrano chile, while seeded, adds a jolt of life, but the assuaging pineapple follows right behind to make sure things don’t get too hectic. This cocktail is not spicy, but it is stimulating.
Episode: Hugo Spritz

Hugo Spritz

Light. Bubbly. Refreshing. Three things combined in one cocktail to keep you cool — body and mind — despite the humidity. Though profoundly refreshing, the Hugo Spritz could hardly be simpler. It begins with ice, limes, and mint; soon to be joined by St. Germain — an elderflower liqueur — and prosecco, one who needs no introduction. Finished with a splash of soda water and a sprig of mint, the Hugo Spritz is honest, tasty, and quite frankly, one of the best decisions you can make on a hot summer day.
This week's cocktail is an elegant drink that has historic roots. The Singapore Sling is a mixture of gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau and Dom Benedictine, with juices that give it a gorgeous sunset pink hue perfect for the hot days ahead. This recipe, you guessed it, is from Singapore. More specifically, it originates from the Raffles Hotel, which you might recognize from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." Sweet and refreshing, every ingredient adds to this well-balanced signature recipe. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherries for a flawless summer holiday weekend drink.
Barb Byrum has been hard at work changing up old-fashioned policies and procedures in politics, so this week we're mixing up an Old Fashioned with a sweet spin. The Brandy Old Fashioned hardly resembles the traditional cocktail; Père Magloire Calvados Brandy comes together with cherry and orange juice for a unique, sweet drink balanced by bitters and citrus. If you're a fan of sweet drinks, you'll love this cocktail. Think of it as an opportunity to change up your "Old Fashioned" ways.
Episode: The Parasol

The Parasol

If you find yourself ready for an elegant spring cocktail this weekend, this cocktail is right up your alley. The Parasol, from the Chicago Paris Club, is a mix of champagne, St. Germain, Lillet Blanc, honey, and lemon. Bubbly gives the ideal uplifting kick to St. Gemain and Lillet Blanc, while honey and lemon balance each other out. This cocktail pairs great with putting your feet up and enjoying a warm spring evening.