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April 8, 2020updated May 14, 2020

Best Cocktail Recipes to Try Now

By Emma

Spending more time at home surely means you’re dipping into your spirits cabinet more than usual. If you need inspiration, Elite Traveler rounds up the best cocktail recipes from our Cocktail of the Week column in one place so you can get to work on crafting and indulging in these creative libations.

La Botica Cocktail at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Gin Monkey 47
  • Fresh apple juice
  • Passionfruit and vanilla syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemongrass tincture

Add gin, apple juice, passionfruit and vanilla syrup, lemon juice and lemongrass tincture into a shaker. Shake and pour over ice in a martini glass.

Baccarat Rouge at Baccarat Hotel in New York

  • 2 oz Clase Azul Plata Tequila
  • 1 oz passionfruit juice
  • .25 oz Allspice Dram
  • .25 oz lime juice
  • .25 oz Cardamarao Amaro

To make, add all ingredients to Japanese shaker and shake vigorously. Present cocktail in a shaker with a red ice cube and rocks glass on the side. Garnish with a spiked candied hibiscus flower and serve.

Classic Negroni at 45 Park Lane, London

  • 25 ml Campari
  • 25 ml Antica Formula
  • 25 ml Tanqueray Gin
  • Orange Peel

To create this classic Negroni, pour gin, Antica Formula and Campari into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir for 8-10 seconds with a long bar spoon, and use a cocktail strainer to pour the chilled liquid into a stemless Burgundy glass over a large piece of ice. Squeeze the orange peel and drop it into your glass for the perfect orange essence.

Biltmore Fuerte, Ty Lounge at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara

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  • 2 oz Cutler’s 33 Bourbon
  • .5 oz organic lemon juice (from the Four Seasons Chef’s Garden lemons)
  • .75 oz Ebby’s Farm Strawberry Purée
  • Honeycomb
  • Four Seasons Santa Barbara lavender flowers

To make, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Next, pour over ice into a stemless wine glass, and garnish your creation with honeycomb and lavender, picked fresh from the Four Seasons Santa Barbara.

Man on the Moon at The Stafford, London

  • 2 oz of Monkey Shoulder whisky infused with ginger
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz homey syrup
  • 1.5 oz homemade fennel soda stream

To make, pour all ingredients without soda into a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, double strain and add fennel soda.

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Belvedere Vodka’s Smogóry Forest Remember The Grain

  • 1.5 oz Belvedere Smogóry Forest
  • 20ml Heering Cherry Liqueur
  • 10ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters

To make, stir all ingredients over ice cubs in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled glass over a large ice cube.

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