Whiskey Switzel

2oz Bonafide Potents’ Haymaker’s Punch
1.5oz whiskey
Barspoon of Cynar*

Shake Bona Fides and whiskey then strain over crushed ice. Add barspoon of Cynar. Garnish with aromatic herbs like thyme or rosemary. Enjoy.

*If you don’t have Cynar you can use a half teaspoon of aromatic bitters and a half teaspoon of sweet vermouth to similar effect. But get Cynar.

Improvised Cucumber

2 oz dry gin

½ oz Dolin Blanc vermouth

¼ oz Cocchi Americano

½ - ¾ oz English Cucumber Cooler or Cucumber, Mint and Lime Shrub

Mint

salt

citrus bitters

Gently muddle mint in a shaker, just pressing until bruised, add ice, gin, vermouth, americano, the Potents and a pinch of salt. Stir well and pour into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Add a few dashes of Bona Fide Potents Citrus Bitters.

You could substitute a dry vourmouth if you don’t have the Dolin Blanc and Cocchi.

This beautiful drink was prepared by Mikey at The Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Puyallup, WA.

Hot Charlotte (Modified)

Local legend and bartender Murray Stenson created the THE HOT CHARLOTTE at Zig Zag Café below Pike Place Market. Sometimes Seattle gets it right.

1½ oz. Hendrick’s Gin

1 oz. English Cucumber & Meyer Lemon Elixir

½ oz Elderflower Liqueur

½ oz lemon juice

Tabasco sauce (to taste)

1 cucumber wheel (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients with 4–6 dashes (or more, to taste) of Tabasco sauce in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice in bucket glass, garnish with a cucumber wheel.

Purple Margarita

Take yourself on a funky ride. The Purple One will sex up your average margarita you'll almost want to give it some privacy. Use this with white or repasado tequila or leave out the lime and double the Purple to mix it up a bit. 

1½ oz. Tequila
½ - ¾ oz. The Purple One (to taste)
½ oz fresh lime juice
½ - ¾ oz triple sec
ice
salt for the rim

Salt the rim of an old fashioned glass and fill with ice cubes. Set aside. Mix tequila, **The Purple One**, lime and triple sec in a shaker with ice. Shake, strain into glass and garnish with lime wedge