Curious Cocktails



Conduct your own experiments in mixology with these curious cocktail recipes, specially formulated for Skeptic Spirits by Valcohol.


Vodka Cocktails

The Method

●1.5 oz vodka

●0.25 oz fresh lemon juice

●3/4 tsp cane sugar to taste

●Heaping handful of fresh basil

●Prosecco, to top

Set aside one basil leaf for garnish. Place all remaining ingredients other than prosecco into a shaker and muddle thoroughly. Add ice and shake until chilled, then double strain into a flute. Top with prosecco to taste and garnish with the remaining basil leaf.


The Dilemma

●1.5 oz vodka

●1 oz tart cherry juice

●2 oz club soda

Shake vodka and cherry juice with ice, then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with soda and garnish with an Amarena cherry.



The Hypothesis

●1.5 oz vodka

●1.5 oz fresh orange juice

●0.75 oz ginger turmeric syrup

●Orange twist, for garnish

To make syrup, add 1 cup water, 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, 1 tbsp turmeric powder and ¼ cup cane sugar to a small saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 min. Strain, allow to cool and store excess in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

To make cocktail, add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with the orange twist.




Gin Cocktails


The Epiphany

●1.5 oz gin

●1 oz fresh grapefruit juice

●0.5 wildflower honey syrup

●Grapefruit twist, for garnish

To make syrup, add ½ cup wildflower honey and ½ cup water to a small saucepan and warm on low heat, stirring until honey is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool and stir excess in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

To make cocktail, add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with the grapefruit twist.



The Solver

●1.5 oz hibiscus-infused gin

●3 oz chilled high-quality tonic water (sweetened with cane sugar)

●Dehydrated lime wheel, for garnish

To infuse gin, add 1 cup gin, 1 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers or a packet of hibiscus tea to a glass jar. Allow to infuse for 6-12 hours, then strain and store in a dark place.

To make cocktail, pour infused gin into highball glass over ice and stir to chill. Top with tonic water and garnish with the dehydrated lime wheel.



The Review

●1.5 oz gin

●1 oz Concord grape juice

●0.75 oz Amontillado Sherry

Stir all ingredients with ice to chill and strain into a small Collins glass over ice. Serve with a straw.



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