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Episode: Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Despite the name, this week's cocktail delivers lime and grapefruit citrus flavors, with a splash of grenadine for color. The Cherry Blossom is a gorgeous tequila drink that sips like summer. Mixed with lime and grapefruit, it has just the right amount of citrus to balance out the tequila. Pair it with our episode on client breakups, as it makes any situation a whole lot sweeter.
The East India Gimlet is a gin drink with a bright, lime citrus flavor. A balance of sophistication and brightness, this recipe mixes London Dry Gin and Rose's Lime Cordial to create a fresh, dilly flavor. The taste is strongest when this drink is chilled, so shake this cocktail well with ice for a drink that’s so refreshing you'll make it all summer long.
Episode: The Willis

The Willis

Named after our guest Rachel Willis, The Willis is a mocktail that still packs a punch. Grove 42 Seedlip (a nonalcoholic spirit), grenadine, club soda and a splash of OJ come together to make this drink fun and flavorful. And, of course, you can always modify the recipe by adding the booze of your choice without sacrificing the taste. With a beautiful red-orange color and a smooth taste, what's not to like?
The Hemingway Daiquiri is the perfect drink for mixing sophistication with a taste of electric citrus. White rum and Luxardo make this much fancier than your typical daiquiri, while lime juice and grapefruit juice make it just as easy to drink. This curious cocktail is the perfect companion drink to a good book (or podcast).
Episode: The Man of War

The Man of War

Looking for the perfect drink to give you some liquid courage? Look no further than the Man of War. This smooth whiskey drink uses Cointreau and fresh squeezed lemon juice to give it a rich citrus undertone. The drink is sweet but not overly so, and is perfectly garnished with some flavorful bourbon cherries.
Since the beginning of the Speak Easy Podcast, this the first week when we haven't had a cocktail. Access to the grocery store is limited. And sometimes you simply need to grab a bottle of whatever is close and comforting in order to keep things simple. So as you tune into our episode on leadership during a crisis, stay inside and grab a bottle of whatever the hell you have on hand.
Life is what you make it–and so is Fleur of the Valley, the perfect spring cocktail. Made with American Fifth vodka, this drink blends pureed strawberries with basil and a splash of lemon juice. It may sound sweet now, but it's what you make it! For a dryer version, top it with a splash (or a few splashes) of Prosecco. Need to sweeten things up? Add some simple syrup. Either way, Fleur of the Valley is versatile, customizable and refreshing.
This cocktail mixes scotch, whiskey and Pimm's with lime and agave to create one strong concoction of a cocktail. With a flavor profile this strong, it's easy to see how The Leading Role got its name. The Leading Role demands to be heard (tasted?) and doesn't disappoint. The lime juice and agave nectar balance out the strong alcohol to make one easy sipping drink.
What do you get when you mix the sweetness of an orange Creamsicle with the subtle smokiness of a bonfire? This truly unique mezcal cocktail, Definite Maybe. Orange and lemon juice provide a sweet, citrusy base, and Montelobos mezcal adds the kicker with an intriguing smoky aftertaste. We may be dreaming of summer bonfires, but this drink tastes great year-round.
Fresh, minty and unlike the other cocktails we've tasted before, the Eucalyptus Martini is the definition of saying "yes" to something new. The key here is the eucalyptus syrup: It's a 1:1 simple syrup with fresh eucalyptus leaves that's easy to make. Egg whites add froth and body to the mix, and Liberator Gin contributes the punch. Get out of your comfort zone (and, you know, clear your sinuses) with this innovative recipe.