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Raspberry Tart Cocktail

There’s a Hiram cocktail to fit every occasion and today is no exception to the rule.

A perfectly balanced and slightly puckering drink is the Raspberry Tart Cocktail, a drink to usher in what finally appears to be spring weather. The combination of light ingredients in a simple-to-remember equal parts ratio makes this an easy go-drink for light weekend (or weeknight, take your pick!) drinking.

Raspberry Tart Cocktail:

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass; garnish with a lemon peel.

I may find myself tinkering around with this recipe myself this afternoon to see about adding, not subtracting, to this slightly tart recipe by muddling in some raspberries I picked up at the store just recently. I’ll be sure to update with any pictures of a new recipe development I come across.

Until then, cheers!

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Icy Apple Martini

Before jumping into the realm of Halloween cocktails (yup, Cocktail Culture’s got ’em for you, stay tuned!), I wanted to pay homage to October for being more than just a love-fest with pumpkin. Oh, no! October is actually National Apple Month and deservedly so; Connecticut, as I’ve come to realize, is abundant with apple picking festivals throughout the month (CTbites.com is a great resource for all of your CT festival and event needs).

On a brisk autumn October afternoon, the 5:00 happy hour ‘itch’ hit the office staff a little earlier than normal. I grabbed a hold of the Hiram Walker Sour Apple Schnapps I purchased for an event back in September and decided to give the apple and spearmint combo a test spin in the Icy Apple Martini. Here’s the recipe:

Icy Apple Martini

  • 1 part ABSOLUT Vodka
  • 1/2 part Hiram Walker Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 1/2 part Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps

Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of apple.

Although we didn’t have the appropriate apple garnish on hand, this recipe ended up being quite the afternoon delight. The nose permeates of apples, the booze goes down smoothly (two coworkers failed to even recognize the taste of vodka in the cocktail!), and the finish leaves your mouth with the cool, tingly sensation of spearmint.

I must say, the Icy Apple Martini has quite the complex flavor profile for being such a Simple-tini!  Give this recipe a try or share some of your other favorite fall recipes in the comments section!


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Share your Simpletini

Have you concocted an elegant, yet simple recipe that your friends and family all adore? Well, what are you waiting for? Share it with the spirits and cocktail community!

Drink of the Week has teamed with Hiram Walker to present the “Simpletini Contest”, a challenge for home mixologists to create a fantastic new drink recipe which calls for no more than three ingredients. There’s a good chance to win a cocktail kit from Hiram Walker complete with a cocktail blender if your cocktail stands out among the rest!

Entering the contest is as simple as 1-2-3. Drink of the Week has the full scoop here on how to submit your three-ingredient Simpletini recipe and photo. But, you have to act fast! You only have until July 17th to send in your cocktail recipe.

Don’t have an idea yet for your drink recipe? There’s plenty of examples to get the mixology wheels rolling when you visit simpletini.com .

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Hiram Walker Simpletini Contest

We’re noticing a change in today’s cocktail culture (yes, the pun was very much intended…). It seems at times that craft cocktail recipes today are a bit extravagant, but things can  be simplified. The folks at Hiram Walker couldn’t agree more, encouraging the home bar enthusiast to focus more on the freshness and details of simple cocktails, rather than create recipes with eight-, nine-, even 10 ingredients per drink. Of course, no Simpletini is complete without the perfect combination of ingredients. But don’t take our word for it – we want to hear from you!

Hiram Walker has teamed with Drink of the Week to present the Simpletini Contest, a call-out to home mixologists to create a new drink recipe with no more than three ingredients. First prize is both a cocktail blender and Boston shaker, courtesy of Hiram Walker.

Drink of the Week has the full scoop here on how to submit your drink recipe and photo. You have until July 17th to send in your cocktail recipe.

And, lastly, here is a recipe to get the juices (and spirits, and liqueurs…) flowing.  

The Pometini
1 part ABSOLUT® Vodka
1 part Hiram Walker® Pomegranate Schnapps

Shake and strain into martini glass, garnish with lemon wedge

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