Timeless Cocktail Recipes for the Ones Who Like to Keep It Classy

As a restaurant or bar owner, having a complete list of classy cocktail ideas to roll out during an upscale party or event is essential. Many people like the look and taste of older classic drinks such as a Martini, Old Fashioned, or a Manhattan. Below we put together a list of classy beverages to serve during your next event. The best part? With Premium Blend products, you can serve all these cocktails with only your beer and wine license!

Cosmopolitan

  • 3 ounces Vodka Klir Red 24% (Vodka alternative)
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice 
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Triple Luna Snaps (Triple Sec alternative)

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and serve in a chilled Martini glass with a garnish.

Cosmopolitan

Espresso Martini

  • 2 ounces Klir Red 24% (Vodka alternative)
  • 1 ounce espresso (or ½ shot of cold brew)
  • 2 ounce Kafé Luna (Coffee Liqueur alternative)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass with a garnish.

Espresso Martini

Bellini

Pour the Santos Peach mix into a Champagne flute and slowly top off with Cinque Stelle Prosecco.

Bellini

Old Fashioned

  • 2 tsp sugar syrup or 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 3 ounces Candian Wicket 24% (Whiskey alternative)
  • Soda water (optional)
  • Orange slice

Combine the sugar, water, and bitters in a tumbler. Dissolve the sugar and fill your glass with ice. Stir in the Candian Wicket. Add a splash of soda water and the tumbler mix. Garnish with an orange slice and optional cherry.

Old Fashioned

Sloe Royals

Add Martin & Collins to Champagne flute, then top off with Prosecco. Finally, add a sprinkle of edible glitter to each glass for some extra glitz.

Sloe Royals

Red Sangria Spritzer

Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice. Garnish with fresh fruit or herbs.  Fresh mint and an orange wedge add a nice touch. 

Red Sangria Spritzer

Manhattan

  • 3 ounces Candian Wicket 24% (Whiskey alternative)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth (chilled)
  • One dash of Angostura bitters (optional)

Keep the Candian Wicket and vermouth chilled. Add bitters, ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and cocktail cherry. 

Manhattan Cocktail

The above cocktails are some of the most popular classic upscale drinks to serve at weddings, parties, and other luxurious events. You cannot go wrong with these tried-and-true winners.

If you’re interested in serving cocktails legally with only your beer and wine license contact us via sales@premiumblend.com today!

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