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)

.5 oz pH Alchemy Winter Mint Cocktail Syrup 

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.

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) 

1 oz ph Alchemy Pineapple Rosemary Cocktail Shrub 

.5 oz pH Alchemy Ginger Cocktail Syrup 

.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice 

7 dashes ph Alchemy Honeysuckle Cocktail Bitters 

(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