cocktail Recipes

All our tried and true recipes, for you to create and share with friends!

Gin Cocktails

Vena’s Vesper

  • 2 oz Bimini gin
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • .75 oz Lillet Blanc
  • 3 drops Crude Hummingbird bitters
Stir, strain

Bols Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Bols Genever
  • .4 oz simple syrup
  • 3 drops Vena’s Cedric
Build in lowball, garnish orange peel

Silver St Sipper

  • 1.5 oz Bimini
  • .5 oz Fernet
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .25 ginger base
  • 3 dashes Bitter Cedric, 3 dashes Jamaican ginger
Shake, strain into coupe

Tangerine Collins

  • 1.5 oz Bimini Gin
  • 0.75 oz Tait Farms Orange Shrub
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz Blood Orange puree
  • 5 dashes Dram Citrus Medica bitters
Mix all in collins; ice; seltzer; stir orange peel

Meadow Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Bimini Gin
  • 0.5 oz Royal Rose lavender syrup
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
Shake; pour; collins glass, grapefruit slice as garnish

Vena’s G&T

  • 2 oz Bimini Gin
  • 1 oz Sir Teddy’s Tonic
  • Squeeze Lime
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
  • 2 dashes Owl and Whale Lemongrass bitters
Mix all in collins glass; ice; seltzer; lime twist

Pimm’s Cup

  • 1.5 oz Pimms no.1
  • 0.5 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syurp
  • 0.2 oz ginger base
  • 2 dashes El Guapo Cucumber bitters
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
Shaker: muddle 1 cucumber, add ingr., ice, shake, strain, high ball glass. 1 oz seltzer, lemon wheel, mint sprig

Negroni

  • 1 oz Bimini Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 4 dashes Burlesque bitters
Build in low ball, add ice, stir, orange peel

Vena’s Bees Knees

  • 1.5 oz Bimini Gin
  • 0.5 oz Tait Farms Lemon shrub
  • 0.5 oz honey crème syrup
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
  • 2 dashes Lavender Lemon Balm bitters
Shake; strain; coupe; lemon twist

Gimme a beet

  • 1.5 oz Bimini Gin
  • .75 oz Tait Farms Beet shrub
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
  • 2 dashes Bolivar bitters
Shake, strain, couple, seltzer, lemon twist

Vodka Cocktails

Silk Road

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • .25 oz Black pepper vodka
  • .5 oz saffron syrup
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 4 drops Curry bitters
Shake, strain into coupe, float 5 drops Garam Masala bitters on top garnish with lime wedge

Babushka

  • 1 oz light crème
  • 1 oz Café Lua infusion
  • .5 oz Grind Espresso
  • .5 oz Vodka
  • spritz of seltzer, 2 dashes coffee bitters, 2 dashes chocolate bitters
Build in lowball glass, ice, float creme

Vena’s Vodka Buck

  • 2 oz Ice Pick Vodka
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Ginger Beer
  • 4 dashes Citrus Medica
Build in copper mug, fill w/ice, lime wedge and ginger slice

Summer’s Last Fling

  • 1.5 oz Ice Pick Vodka
  • .25 oz Crème de violette
  • .375 oz Tait Raspberry shrub
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .375 oz Cardamaro
  • 4 dash Vena's Bitters Charles
Shake, strain, seltzer, lemon twist

Elderflower Vodka Collins

  • 1.5 oz. vodka test
  • 1 oz. Bittermilk Tom Collins Elderflower Hops mixer
  • 0.5 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • 3-4 drops of Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
Combine all ingredients into highball glass. Fill with ice and spritz with seltzer.

Rum Cocktails

Maine Maple Switchel

  • 2 oz Plantation 3 Star rum
  • 1 oz switchel
  • .3 oz ginger beer
  • 3 dashes CR coffee bitters, 3 dashes CR aromatic bitters
ice, seltzer, garnish with ginger

Dark and Crimson

  • 2 oz Goslings Black Rum
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz Hibiscus Tonic
  • 0.5 oz passion fruit simple syrup
  • 0.25 oz Ginger beer
  • 5 dashes Coastal Root Coffee Bitters
Mix all in collins

Pineapple and strawberry mojito

  • 1 oz Plantation 3 star rum
  • 1 oz Plantation Pineapple rum
  • 2-3 mint leaves
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Tait Farms Strawberry Shrub
  • .5 oz lime mint syrup
Add all in high ball, garnish with mint and strawberry

Haymaker’s Punch

  • 2 oz Plantation 3 Star rum
  • 1 oz switchel
  • .3 oz ginger beer
  • 3 dashes each Coaster Root Coffee and Aromatic bitters
Build in low ball, stir, ice, 2 oz seltzer, ginger garnish

Vena’s Mai Tai

  • 1 oz Plantation 3 star rum
  • 1 oz Gosling Black Seal rum
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz dry curacao
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • .25 oz orgeat
  • 5 dashes Vena's Bitter Pierre
  • 3 dashes Vena's Bitter Armando
Bada Bing cherry; lime, ½ orange

Tequila Cocktails

Mezcacillin

  • 1.25 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Drambuie
  • .5 oz Ancho Reyes Ancho Chili liqueur
  • .25 oz ginger base
  • 3 dashes Vena’s Tyrone, 2 dashes Regan’s orange
Build in lowball glass, top with Sfumato ice, garnish with lemon peel

Spaghetti Western

  • 1.5 oz Mescal
  • .75 oz Campari
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz Pamplemousse
  • .25 ginger base
  • 5 shakes Vena’s Tyrone
Shake, pour all contents into lowball, ice, spritz, garnish of lime wedge

Tequila Martini

  • 1.5 oz reposado
  • .75 oz dry vermouth
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • 4 drops Vena’s Tyrone
Shake, strain into coupe with lemon twist

Smoked Agave

  • .75 oz mescal
  • .75 oz Reposado
  • squirt of lime juice
  • 1.25 oz Vena’s smoky hopped syrup
  • 5 shakes Tyrone, 3 shakes Fire & Damnation bitters
Build in lowball glass, ice, garnish with orange

Dirty Moxie

  • 2 oz Reposado tequila
  • 1 oz lime
  • 2 dashes Coastal Root Aromatic bitters
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Tyron
Combine in high ball, ice, fill with Moxie, stir, lime wedge

Endless Summer

  • 2 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
  • .5 oz Pamplemousse
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitters Armando
  • 3 dashes Vena's Bitters Tyrone
Shake, strain, coupe, lime twist

Oddfellows Cocktails

Fernet Sour

  • 1.5 oz Fernet Branca
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz saffron syrup
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 drops San Francisco Mampe bitters
Shake, strain into coupe glass, seltzer, top with 2 drops Sfmufato

Vena’s Rabbit

  • 2 oz Laird Apple Jack Brandy
  • .75 oz Lemon juice
  • .25 oz Tait orange shrub
  • .5 oz maple syrup
  • 4 drops Crude Persimmon-Apple bitters
Shake, strain into coupe glass, lemon peel garnish

The Viking

  • 1.5 oz Brennivin (barrel aged)
  • .5 oz Glenfiddich
  • .25 oz Cynar
  • 2 drops Vena’s Axel, 4 drops Bohemian 2 drops Woodford Barrel Aged cherry
Stir, strain into small low ball, orange garnish

Hemingway’s Muse

  • 1.5 oz Absynthe
  • .4 oz simple syrup
  • 3 mint leaves
Shake; strain; coupe, 1-2 ice cubes

Bjork

  • 1.5 oz Brennivin
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz Ginger Beer
  • 0.5 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Cedric
  • 2 dashes Vena's Bitter Charles
Shake, pour in low ball, lemon twist

The Munroe

  • Muddled rosemary
  • 1.5 oz Pisco
  • .75 pear puree
  • .25 Tait Farm Pear Shrub
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz seltzer
  • 4 dashes pear bitter
  • 1 dash Vena's Bitter Pierre
1 angelica high ball, ice, rosemary sprig, 2 lime wheels

Whiskey Cocktails

Longfellow’s Word

  • .75 oz Makers Mark
  • .75 oz Spiced Pear Liquour
  • .75 oz Allspice Dram
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 3 drops Vena’s Armando, 3 drops Cranberry bitters
Shake, strain into coupe, lemon twist

Penicillin

  • 2 oz Fifty Stone Whiskey
  • .75 oz Vena’s honey crème syrup
  • .5 oz ginger base
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • 3 drops Anise bitters, 1 drop Vena’s Armando
Shake, pour all contents into lowball glass, stir well, seltzer, top with .25 oz Glenfiddich, garnish with ginger

Coal Miner’s Daughter

  • 1.5 oz Makers Mark
  • .2 oz ginger base
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz Vena’s honey crème syrup
  • 3 drops Vena’s Axel
ice, spritz of seltzer garnish with slapped lavender leaf or lemon wedge

Cider Smash

  • 1.5 oz Gunpowder Rye
  • 1 oz apple cider reduced
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3 drops Vena’s Axel
Shake, pour all contents into lowball glass, ice, seltzer, orange peel garnish

Grandma’s Bourbon

  • 2 oz Makers Mark
  • 0.75 oz Campari
  • 0.5 oz Averna
  • 0.5 oz Lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz Tait Farms Raspberry Shrub
  • 3 dahses Vena's Bitter Armando
Mix in low ball; ice, orange peel

Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Stroudwater Rye
  • .45 oz simple syrup
  • 3-4 dashes Dashfire Old Fashioned bitters
  • 1 dash Sage Wild Mt. bitters
Stir; strain; low ball; Ice ball, orange and lemon peel

Portland’s Manhattan

  • 2 oz Stroudwater Bourbon
  • 1 oz Carpano Antica
  • 3-4 dashes Owl and Whale Persimmon bitters
  • 3 dashes Coastal Root Aromatic bitters
Stir; strain; coupe; cherry garnish

Sazerac

  • 2.5 oz. Rye
  • 2 Vena's Aromatic Sugar cubes
  • 2 dashes Coastal Root Aromatic bitters
  • Splash of Absinthe
Muddle sugar cubes and bitters in a mixing glass. Add Rye and ice to glass, stirring constantly until outside of glass is cold to the touch. Rinse inside of lowball glass with splash of Absinthe. Strain into lowball glass. Serve with lemon twist.