recipes

Some of our favorite cocktails, perfect for any occasion.

Although there are hundreds of variations for every recipe, we want to keep this list as simple and accessible as possible. It is important to experiment boldly, to create your own recipes. The best tasting drink is always the one you made; the way you like it.

“We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.” - Bob Ross circa 1987


 
Copper mug isn’t required, but what would a Moscow Mule be without one?

Copper mug isn’t required, but what would a Moscow Mule be without one?

moscow mule

A true classic, spicy and sweet.

Difficulty: 2/5
Type: Light, Tangy

2 oz. Headwater Vodka

1/2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

4 oz. Ginger Beer

Lime Peel

Optional: Dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Optional: Fresh Mint Leaves

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Add Headwater Vodka, fresh squeezed lime juice, and Angostura Aromatic bitters in a Cocktail Shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into your favorite cup filled with ice, then add ginger beer. If you want a garnish, we recommend either a lime peel or fresh mint leaves.


They say the best time for drinking a Negroni is before dinner. After extensive testing we discovered it is good after, too.

They say the best time for drinking a Negroni is before dinner. After extensive testing we discovered it is good after, too.

negroni

Our favorite Italian import.

Difficulty: 3/5
Type: Spirit Forward, Bitter

1 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1 oz. Campari

1 oz. Sweet Red Vermouth

Orange Peel

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Add Manchester Dry Gin, Campari, and Sweet Red Vermouth in a tall stirring glass filled with ice. Stir for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Peel an orange and twist the peel over the drink so the aromatic citrus oils coat the cocktail (also known as “expressing”).


Originally created by Ian Fleming, and debuted in the 1956 novel “Diamond are Forever”.

Originally created by Ian Fleming, and debuted in the 1956 novel “Diamond are Forever”.

Vesper

Shaken, not stirred.

Difficulty: 3/5
Type: Spirit Forward, Fruity, Subtle

2 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1 oz. Headwater Vodka

1 oz. Lillet

Lemon Peel

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Add all the ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Peel a lemon and twist the peel over the drink so the aromatic citrus oils coat the cocktail (also known as “expressing”).


British Naval Captains promoted this as an effective means to combat scurvy.

British Naval Captains promoted this as an effective means to combat scurvy.

gimlet

An 18th century favorite.

Difficulty: 2/5
Type: Light, Tangy

2 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1 oz. Simple Syrup

1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Lime Peel

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Add Manchester Dry Gin, simple syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until cold, then strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Peel a lime and twist the peel over the drink so the aromatic citrus oils coat the cocktail (also known as “expressing”).


Sister drink to The Godfather, which substitutes Vodka for Scotch.

Sister drink to The Godfather, which substitutes Vodka for Scotch.

the godmother

A twist on a popular classic.

Difficulty: 2/5
Type: Light, Silky

2 oz. Headwater Vodka

2 oz. Amaretto

Dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Maraschino Cherry

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Add Headwater Vodka, Amaretto, Angostura Aromatic Bitters into a large stirring glass with ice. Stir the mixture until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass with ice. Add a Maraschino Cherry as garnish.


Originally created in the 19th century as a hangover cure.

Originally created in the 19th century as a hangover cure.

CORPSE REVIVer no. 2

 The best way to wake the dead.

Difficulty: 4/5
Type: Complex, Herbal

1 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1 oz. Lillet

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Absinthe Rinse

Orange Peel

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This one requires a bit more prep. Chill a stemmed glass about 15-20 minutes in your refrigerator in advance. Once chilled, rinse the glass with 1/4 oz. absinthe, slowly rotating the spirit around the glass so the entirety is covered. Dispose of any excess liquid. Next, add Manchester Dry Gin, Lillet, Cointreau, and fresh squeezed lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then pour into the rinsed glass and express the orange peel.


Named after the French 75mm field gun, which was commonly used in World War I .

Named after the French 75mm field gun, which was commonly used in World War I .

French 75

Like a Tom Collins, but better bubbles.

Difficulty: 3/5
Type: Tangy, Effervescent

2 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

3 oz. Champagne or Prosecco

Lemon Peel

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Combine Manchester Dry Gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a stemmed glass. Add 3 oz. of Champagne or Prosecco. Peel a lemon and twist the peel over the drink so the aromatic citrus oils coat the cocktail (also known as “expressing”).


Remember, you can never have too much garnish on a Tiki cocktail.

Remember, you can never have too much garnish on a Tiki cocktail.

the saturn

Not all Tiki Cocktails need rum!

Difficulty: 5/5
Type: Complex, Fruity

2 oz. Manchester Dry Gin

1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 oz. Fresh Passion Fruit Purée

1/2 oz. Orgeat

1/2 oz. Falernum

Lime Peel

Maraschino Cherry

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Grab a blender and blend fresh passion fruit until a smooth purée, then blend ice until it is crushed into small chunks. Combine Manchester Dry Gin, fresh lemon juice, fresh strained passion fruit purée, orgeat, falernum and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Grab a toothpick, then pierce the cherry and wrap the peel around it.