Cocktail Recipes + Pairings
COCKTAIL RECIPES + PAIRINGS
Derby Candle > Mint Julep
Derby candle cocktail pairing
The Mint Julep is one of the great all-time cocktails. Stiff and thirst-quenching, there's nothing quite like it on a hot day. Use the smallest ice cubes you can. The extra dilution chills the drink way down and takes the edge off the bourbon.
2 oz Blantons Bourbon (if you can find it)
6 dahses of ph Alchemy Honeysuckle Cocktail Bitters
Julep tin - crushed ice metal straw, quick stir fresh mint bouquet
• Place the mint leaves, Winter Mint Cocktail Syrup, and Honeysuckle Cocktail Bitters into a julep cup, double old-fashioned glass, or a JBN Metallic Bronze Vessel.
• Muddle well to incorporate all the ingredients and release the oil and aroma of the mint.
• Add the bourbon. (It's best to choose one of the higher-end brands for the simple fact that bourbon is the Julep's only liquid. Though it is sweetened and flavored, the whiskey is primarily what you will taste.)
• Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty.
• Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw and enjoy.
Mint Juleps are good for sipping but also pair nicely with Southern appetizers. Try pairing with pickled shrimp,deviled eggs, and pimiento cheese dip.
Snow Day Candle > Snowflake Sipper
Snow Day Candle cocktail pairing
Picture yourself nestled in a cozy cabin amidst a winter wonderland, a blanket of glistening snow stretching as far as the eye can see. As you step inside from the cold, a tantalizing aroma wafts through the air, drawing you toward a rustic wooden bar adorned with frosted glassware. The centerpiece of this snowy escapade is none other than the Snowflake Sipper, a concoction that promises to transport your taste buds to a realm of exhilaration.
2 oz Anejo Aged Rum
1 oz Coconut Milk
1 oz Cold Brew coffee
.5 oz ph Alchemy Cardamom Syrup
4 dashes ph Alchemy Sarsaparilla Bitters
Tiny pinch of salt
• Combine ingredients in shaker tin and give a quick shake, strain into rocks glass with ice, and what better way to crown this masterpiece than with a whimsical touch? A chocolate chip cookie, perched daintily over the edge of the glass
With each sip of the Snowflake Sipper, you are transported to a realm where snowflakes are made of rum, dreams are spun from coconut milk, and joy is as abundant as the snowflakes falling outside. It's a cocktail that transforms a snow day into an unforgettable adventure for your senses, a tantalizing journey through the magic of winter's embrace.
Tipsy Candle > The Merry Berry
THE MERRY BERRY
Tipsy Candle cocktail pairing
Picture this: a swirling winter wonderland in a glass, where holiday magic meets the zest of adventure.
9 cherries, pitted (fresh or in a jar)
3 oz fresh orange or clementine juice (keep part of the fruit to muddle, if desired)
5–6 oz Merlot wine
2 oz bourbon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Orange slices or lemon zest/peel to garnish
Place the cherries in a tall cocktail shaker.
Muddle the cherries.
Add the orange juice (plus optional 3 wedges of orange or 1 clementine, sliced in half), merlot, bourbon, maple syrup, and optional spices to the cocktail shaker.
Muddle the ingredients again. Then, close the cocktail shaker, and shake to combine.
Pour the mixture into individual glasses over ice.
Stir the ingredients, and top the drinks with citrus peel and dash of nutmeg or cinnamon.
The Merry Berry is more than a drink; it's a yuletide adventure waiting to be savored, a sip of merriment that wraps you in a cozy embrace and carries you away to a holiday dreamscape.
Veranda Candle > Tea Tini
Veranda Candle cocktail pairing
The tea-tini is a delightful little vodka martini that's perfect for spring and summer afternoons. It's made with your favorite vodka and works with any tea you'd like to brew, offering a pleasant and refreshing cocktail that is completely customizable.
3 oz Jasmine Tea (cooled)
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
(for spirited version add 1.5 oz Botanical gin such as Botanist)
Combine ingredients in a shaker tin and shake briefly, strain into a chilled martini glass Garnish with a dehydrated Lime Wheel