Explore the Mixologist Inside you with The Palm Beaches’ Cocktails

April 10, 2020

While we are all at home, exploring the true mixologist inside us just may be the key to a fun - and dare we say, sane - staycation.

Trick your mind into feeling like you are on vacation with The Palm Beaches’ cocktails. While we all crave vitamin-sea and a much-needed vacation, kick back, enjoy the virtual sounds of the sea, and indulge in a refreshing beverage of choice while relaxing at home with your loved ones.  While you’re at it, enjoy the sounds of The Palm Beaches by listening to this Spotify playlist of local musicians.
 

Henry’s – Delray Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Lemon Drop Martini
Recipe: Video of recipe and instructions can be found here 
  • Ingredients:
    • Fresh lemons and limes
    • 2.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
    • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Instructions:
    • In a shaker, muddle fresh lemons and limes together. Combine all ingredients. Vigorously shake together, then strain over a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Henry's Lemon Drop Martini

Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel – Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: White Cosmo
Recipe: Nestled in the heart of the iconic Brazilian Court Hotel lies Palm Beach's most coveted dining destination – Chef Daniel Boulud's award-winning Café Boulud. Inspired by the original cosmopolitan, and perfect to make at home, Café Boulud's White Cosmo swaps out the red cranberry for white to make the drink see-through and allow for the visual effect of the orchid ice ball. Tart, yet refreshing at the same time, the cocktail is slightly sweet and aromatic.
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Stolichnaya Vodka
    • 1 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    • ¾ oz White Cranberry Juice
    • ½ oz Lime Juice
    • 1 Orchid Ice Ball*
  • Instructions:
    • In a shaker, combine liquid ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a carafe. Place orchid ice ball in a martini glass. When ready to serve, pour contents of carafe over ice ball.
    • * Orchid Ice Ball – Place 1 pesticide-free orchid in 2” diameter ice ball mold, fill with filtered water, and freeze
White Cosmo

Breeze Ocean Kitchen at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Manalapan, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Mezcal Old Fashion

  • Ingredients:
    • 2oz. Del Maguey Mezcal
    • .50oz. Aromatic Bitter infused Demerara Syrup
    • Lemon Peel  
  • Instructions:
    • Add all ingredients into a mixing beaker or any glass jar you may have laying around. Add ice and stir for 12 seconds. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Take lemon peel, twist over cocktail, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon, and drop into the cocktail.
Mezcal Old Fashion

Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Off the Dock
  • Ingredients:
    • (1.5) oz Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
    • Whole strawberry, muddled
    • Large Mint leaves, muddled
    • Splash club soda
  • Instructions:
    • Muddle strawberries and mint leaves with vodka in a glass. Add Ice and shake. Top with club soda.

Off the Dock

Grandview Public Market – West Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Grandview Punch
Recipe: Grandview Public Market, a cornerstone of West Palm Beach‘s edgy Warehouse District, is known for its bonanza of delicious foods, but don’t overlook a Florida favorite: their signature Grandview Punch. This fabulous, fruity escape is easy to make at home.
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Zami Grapefruit Rum 
    • 1 oz iced Tito's vodka
    • 4 oz fruit punch 
    • 4 oz passion fruit
    • Splash of Sprite 
    • Orange and cherries for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with orange and cherry.
Grandview Punch

The Regional Kitchen & Public House - West Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Daiquiri After Dark 
Recipe:
  • Ingredients: 
    • 2 oz dark, solera aged rum
    • 3/4 oz lime juice
    • 1/2 oz maple syrup 
    • Grated nutmeg and cinnamon for garnish
  • Instructions:
    • Measure maple syrup, lime juice and rum into a mixing tin. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a lowball over a large ice cube. Grate nutmeg and cinnamon with a microplane over the drink.
Daiquiri After Dark

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Botanical Splash
Recipe: Chlorophyll-packed wheatgrass and lavender bitters make this drink a nutritional powerhouse
  • Ingredients:
    • Cucumber slice
    • Lemon slice
    • A small handful of fresh wheatgrass
    • 2 oz. Oceans Organic Vodka
    • 2 oz. cucumber/wheatgrass simple syrup
    • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 4 drops lavender bitters 
  • Instructions:
    • Add vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice and lavender bitters to a cocktail shaker, and shake with ice. Strain into a tall glass with cucumber slice, lemon slice, wheatgrass and ice.
Botanical Splash

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Renew
  • Ingredients:
    • Cucumber
    • 3 oz Gin
    • 1 oz St Germain 
    • Juice of Half a Lemon 
    • Tablespoon of Agave or Honey
  • Instructions:
    • Peel a cucumber and slice, add the slices and muddle into a cocktail shaker, add ice and the above items and shake, strain and pour into a champagne flute.
Renew

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Radiant
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz Vodka
    • Slices of watermelon
    • 2 tablespoons watermelon simple Syrup
    • 3 basil leaves
  • Instructions:
    • To create watermelon simple syrup: in a saucepan on medium heat, heat 1 cup raw sugar to one cup of blended watermelon, heat until sugar dissolves and store in fridge for up to 1 week.
    • In a cocktail shaker muddle the basil leaves with the watermelon simple syrup and vodka, add ice and a squeeze of lemon and shake, pour over crushed ice and garnish with strawberry and basil.
Radiant

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa – Riviera Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Refresh
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 oz pisco 
    • Juice of half a lime
    • 1 oz Goslings Ginger Beer 
    • Bitters 
    • Rosemary sprig
    • Lemon wheel 
  • Instructions:
    • In a cocktail shaker combine ice, pisco, lime juice – shake and pour into glass simultaneously with the ginger beer. Dash of bitters and garnish with lemon wheel and rosemary.
Refresh

1000 North – Jupiter, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Cincamigo
Recipe: Cincamigo is a nod to basketball legend Michael Jordan who is a partner at both 1000 NORTH and in the Cincoro Tequila brand. The fruit-forward tequila cocktail brings out the sweet, earthy flavors of the Blue Weber Agave that is used to make Cincoro Tequila. This cocktail is as smooth as MJ himself.
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz. Cincoro Blañco
    • .75 oz. yuzu juice or lemon juice
    • .75 oz. agave
    • 1 drop vanilla extract 
    • 1.5 oz. pomegranate juice
    • 1.5 oz. aloe vera juice
  • Instructions:
    • Combine ingredients, add ice, and shake for 15 seconds. Strain, pour into a highball glass, and garnish with an aloe leaf.
Cincamigo

Seafood Bar at The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: Coconut Lavender Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic) 
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 oz Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice 
    • 1.25 oz Fine Sugar 
    • 6 oz Coconut Water 
    • .5 oz lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Wheel and Lavender Sprig Garnish served in a Collins Glass

 

Name of Cocktail: Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Ingredients:
    • 1.5 oz Ginger Basil Simple Syrup 
    • 3 oz Freshly-Squeezed Grapefruit Juice 
    • 2 Segments of Grapefruit 
    • 6 oz Soda 
    • Grapefruit Wedge Garnish and served in a Colllins Glass
Coconut Lavender Lemonade

Table 26 – Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: 26 North Martini
Recipe: Video of recipe and instructions can be found here 
  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz. Absolut Grapefruit (any grapefruit vodka will do!)
    • 1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur (St. Elder or St. Germaine both do great!)
    • 1/4 oz. Agave (just a touch to balance out the bitterness of grapefruit)
    • 2 oz. Grapefruit Juice    
26 North Martini

The Chesterfield – Palm Beach, Florida

Name of Cocktail: The Leopard Classic Martini
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 ounces Ketel One Vodka
    • ½ ounce Dry Vermouth
    • 3 olives   
  • Instructions:
    • Make sure you have plenty of ice and thoroughly chilled martini glasses. Place them in a freezer for at least one hour, as this ensures that the cocktail will be icy cold on serving, which is critical for a martini. Excellent quality gin or vodka and vermouth is key, as is a metal cocktail shaker and fresh produce for your desired garnish. While James Bond always requests his martini be ‘shaken not stirred,’ martini lovers have differing opinions concerning the optimum way to prepare the cocktail. A shaken martini will, as the name suggests, be more vigorously prepared and may well appear cloudier in color. It also requires a cocktail shaker whereas a stirred martini can be made in almost any vessel. Bartenders advise caution when opting for a shaken martini as too much movement can over-dilute the spirit. Lastly, Squeeze the olives slightly so that the flavor can be pleasingly muddled with the cocktail.
The Leopard Classic Martini
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