Cocktails 101

We asked four South County mixologists to create these swanky cocktails from spirits found in their own backyard.

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Bring your mixology game to the next level with these recipes from local bars. Even better, they use local spirits. Does the locavore movement involve booze? It does now.



Manini Kane

Ingredients 

  • 2 oz of Keel Vodka
  • 1.5 oz of Mango Puree
  • .25 oz of Mezcal
  • 2 Dashes of Ground Cayenne Pepper 
  • Add a squeeze of lime
  • Shake with ice and pour into glass

 

DRINK IT AT
Besos Kitchen and Cocktails
378 Main St, East Greenwich
398-8855 

 

About Keel Vodka
Former Patriot Matt Light teamed up with two Barrington residents, Bill Dessel and Tom McGowan, to create Keel Vodka. A “premium light spirit,” Keel has half the calories of traditional vodka. While it’s produced in Idaho, Keel is available at liquor stores and restaurants all over Rhode Island.



Pumpkin Old Fashioned

 

 

Ingredients 

  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz Lairds Applejack
  • 1.5 oz Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice Whiskey 
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Stir with ice in a highball glass, then express an orange peel over the cocktail

 

DRINK IT AT
Trio
15 Kingstown Road, Narragansett
792-4333

 

About Sons of Liberty
South County’s only distillery appeared on the scene just a few years ago, and has been pulling in Gold Medals at the World Whiskies Awards ever since. This limited-batch Pumpkin Spice Whiskey brought in tons of accolades last year when it was released. Expect more seasonal brews from SOL soon. 1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. 284-4006. 



Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 ounces Stoli Salted Caramel 
  • 1.5 ounces Frangelico
  • 1.5 ounces Baileys
  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua 
  • 1.5 ounces Fresh Richard Alan espresso 
  • Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass

 

DRINK IT AT
Main Street Coffee
137 Main Street, East Greenwich
885-8787

 

 

About Richard Alan Specialty Coffees
Richard Alan, a micro-roaster based in Johnston, has three decades of coffee experience under his belt. While in the past these coffees were only available to the restaurant industry, they’re now for sale to the public.
 24 Oakdale Avenue, Johnston. 272-0821.



Transfusion

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Loyal 9 vodka
  • .5 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz grape juice
  • Shake and pour into a martini glass
  • Top with a shot of soda water and fresh grapes

 

DRINK IT AT
Chophouse Grille
191 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield
284-0797 

 


About Sons of Liberty
In addition to producing great whiskeys, Sons of Liberty makes Loyal 9 Vodka, with the essence of cucumber and mint. Tour (and taste) your way through the South Kingstown distillery on Friday Night Flights or Saturday Tours and tastings.