Cocktail Recipes

The Axe Handle

We decided to give the Vermont Switchel Company a try and made a cocktail from their recipe collection.

Basil Gimlet

Thought to have once been a way to prevent scurvy and treat cholera, the Gimlet has deep roots in history.

Gin Basil Smash

We decided to make a really green drink in honor of our Kickstarter campaign for the Ice Chest.

Eureka Punch

  A great summer cocktail created by Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco.

Satan's Circus

  This cocktail comes to us from the NoMad Hotel Bar and it was invented by acclaimed bartender Leo Robitschek.

Basil Tom Collins

  The story goes that the Tom Collins was invented by an opportunistic bartender in London during what can only be described as a 19th...

Blood & Sand

  The Blood and Sand cocktail was invented in 1922 and named after Rudolph Valentino's movie of the same name.

Sweet Sixteen

  This cocktail was inspired by a friend who recently tried a similar concoction at l'Artusi in Manhattan's West Village.

Blood Orange Margarita

  We missed National Margarita Day by about a month but it just seemed like a good idea to celebrate today. I must admit that...

White Lady

  The White Lady was invented between 1919-1930 by either Harry MacElhone or Harry Craddock in London, England. 

Dark 'N' Stormy

  The Dark 'N' Stormy is a classic cocktail that is super simple to make and attempts to relocate your mind to a tropical paradise......

Corpse Reviver #2

  If you're not a fan of the Bloody Mary, maybe the Corpse Reviver is your favorite "hair of the dog" drink. This week we feature...


  This Cocktail of the Week is one of our favorites but it is definitely not for everyone. The intensely bitter flavor of Campari makes...

The Wintersmiths Bloody Mary

  It is very possible that we over-served ourselves last night at the Hotel Vermont Ice Bar event. We had a lot of fun but...

Whiskey Smash

  A modern take on a great American drink with one of my favorite Irish whiskeys. First created in 1862 by Jerry Thomas, the man...