Celebrate Bartender Day Jorj’s way with these easy DIY cocktails, perfect for your home entertaining this holiday season! Grab these essential home bar recipes.
Looking to get in the Bartender Day spirit (hee!) but don’t feel like heading out to the bar? No problem!
With these easy, delicious cocktail recipes, you can easily make your own cocktails right at home. Whether you’re looking for something fruity and refreshing or something boozy and decadent, celebrate National Bartender’s Day, Jorj’s way!
Champagne Cosmo Cocktail
12 ounces pomegranate juice
2 ounces Chambord raspberry liqueur
Juice of 1 large lime, about 2 tablespoons
1 (750-ml) bottle Champagne
Fresh pitted cherries
Doreen’s Dirty Martini
½ ounce olive juice
Whiff of dry vermouth
2 to 3 colossal size olives
Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Pour in the vodka and the olive juice. Shake well and set aside. Add a touch of vermouth to a martini glass.
Strain and pour the mixture into the glass. Garnish with olives.
Bonus Doreen Recipe: “Just A Little Something” Black Cocoa Cookies
Easy Simple Syrup Infusion recipes
Simple syrup is the traditional sweetener in cocktails. You can buy simple syrup in a bottle and keep it in the fridge, or you can make it yourself by combining equal parts sugar and water and boiling until the sugar dissolves. Voila! Simple Syrup!!
The star of my cocktails was my Old Fashion made with a really, really good bourbon, a dash or two of bitters, and a splash of this blood orange and sage-infused simple syrup recipe.
The drink was garnished with bourbon-marinated fresh cherries and strips of candied blood orange. Get the Old Fashioned Bourbon recipe below!
Old Fashioned Bourbon
3 maraschino cherries
1 tablespoon super fine sugar
2 ounces bourbon
1/3 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Juice of 1 medium lime (about 1 tablespoon)
12 ounces tomato juice
12 ounces cold Vodka
Drops of Hot Pepper sauce
Place each oyster, with its juice, into the bottom of a tall (6-inch) shot glass (or martini glass).
Mix together the ketchup and horseradish. Place a dollop of this sauce on top of each oyster.
Pour in 1 ounce of tomato juice and 1 ounce chilled vodka over each oyster. Season with additional hot sauce (if desired). Serve cold.
Hair Of The Dog Brunch Cocktail
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon prepared horseradish
2 to 4 drops (or more) hot pepper sauce
1 whole lemon, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon celery salt
2 (12-ounce bottles) beer
Celery stalks with leaves
In a pitcher, stir together the tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and hot pepper sauce. Rub the rims of the cocktail glasses with lemon wedges. Dip the rims into a saucer containing the celery salt. Fill each glass with ice cubes.
Fill half the glass with beer and top it off with the tomato juice mixture. Garnish with celery stalks.