6 Reasons to Celebrate during February and March
William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery of award-winning spirits, has 6 reasons to celebrate that will have you jumping into spring. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or spoiling your special someone, these next two months are jam packed with many reasons to celebrate.
Super Bowl – February 3
Lightning On My Feet
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
2 parts pineapple juice
¾ part Solerno Blood Orange
½ part fresh lemon juice
Shake, serve over crushed ice in rocks glass, garnish with a couple dashes of bitters.
Valentine’s Day – February 14
Heat up your Valentine’s Day and delight your special someone with the Island Romance cocktail created by Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador Mattias Horseman. The curiously delightful infusion of cucumber and rose pedals in Hendrick’s Gin makes it a perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day evening. www.hendricksgin.com
Island Romance created by Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador Mattias Horseman
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
2 parts Fresh Young Coconut Water
¾ part Lime Juice
1/5 part Tonic Syrup
2 drops of saline solution (Salt:Water ratio 1:4)
Combine all ingredients into shaker and add ice. Strain over ice or serve neat and garnish with 2-3 drops of rose water.
National Margarita Day – February 22
Salud to National Margarita Day with the Smoke and Fire Margarita featuring Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes and Milagro Tequila. The smoke comes from Montelobos, an artisanal mezcal produced with 100% organically certified agave espadín in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the fire comes from the heat of the poblano chiles in Ancho Reyes. These two forces are balanced by the clean and crisp Milagro Silver, tripled-distilled in small batches using the finest blue agave from the Jalisco highlands.
Smoke and Fire Margarita
¾ part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
¾ part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar
Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
Since it was founded in 1892, Tullamore D.E.W. has remained the only international Irish whiskey to blend all three types of Irish whiskey, creating a whiskey that is three times smoother. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this pioneering whiskey cocktail created by Tullamore D.E.W. Ambassador Tim Herlihy. www.tullamoredew.com
Irish Gold Rush created by National Tullamore D.E.W. Ambassador Tim Herlihy
2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ parts Honey Syrup
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon twist.
National Cocktail Day – March 25
Spring into National Cocktail Day and celebrate with the citrus and cucumber Ancho Gimlet. Featuring the fresh, bright and herbal, Ancho Reyes Verde, made using poblano chile, and the distinctive flavor of cucumber and rose petals of Hendrick’s Gin, this drink complements the new found spring weather with the refreshing taste of cucumber paired with the citrus blast of lime.
1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
1 part Hendrick’s Gin
2 part lime
½ part rich simple syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
Slice of cucumber
Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice and shake hard to chill and dilute. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail coupe, garnish with a cucumber wheel.
International Whisk(e)y Day – March 27
Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded and best-selling single malt Scotch whisky, introduces The Earl’s Grey to help you celebrate International Whisk(e)y Day, a day to enjoy all types of whisk(e)y. The Earl’s Greycocktail, created by Glenfiddich Ambassador, Allan Roth shows one of many creative ways to sit back, relax and celebrate. www.glenfiddich.com
The Earl’s Grey created by Glenfiddich Ambassador Allan Roth
2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
¼ part Earl Grey Syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Orange peel, to garnish
Combine all ingredients except the orange peel. Stir and strain into rocks glass over ice.