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Mixing It Up: Classic Cocktails with a Small Batch Twist


Hey there, cocktail aficionados! If you're anything like us, you appreciate a good drink with character. That's why we're here to talk about classic cocktails, but with a twist – our small batch spirits are about to take your favourite recipes to the next level.

Sipping History: The Beauty of Classic Cocktails

Let's start by raising a glass to the classics. From the timeless Martini to the classic Manhattan, these drinks have been delighting palates for generations. But what makes them truly special? It's the spirit, of course – and not just any spirits, but our artisanal small batch spirits, crafted with care and attention to detail.

Behind the Scenes: Crafting Our Signature Spirits

At The Little Red Berry Co, we're all about quality over quantity. We meticulously craft each batch, using the finest quality ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. The result? Spirits with depth, complexity, and a whole lot of character – perfect for your favourite cocktails.

Let's Mix It Up: Classic Recipes with a Twist

Now, let's get to the fun part – mixing up some drinks! Here are a couple of our favourite classic cocktail recipes, with our small batch twist:

Dry Martini

  • 62.5ml ounces London Dry  gin

  • 12.5ml dry vermouth

  • 1 dash orange bitters

  • Garnish: lemon twist

Add the gin, dry vermouth, and orange bitters to a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist.

Sweet Blackberry Manhattan

  • 50ml Blackberry Whisky Liqueur

  • 25ml sweet vermouth

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Garnish: Fresh Blackberry & Lemon twist

Add the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Clover Club

  • 5 fresh raspberries

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

  • 37.5ml London Dry Gin (or Pink Gin)

  • 1 egg white

  • 18ml simple syrup

  • 18ml lemon juice

  • ice cubes

  • 1 lemon zest curl

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

In a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries and thyme. Add gin, egg white, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake until mixture no longer sounds sloshy and you feel a lot of pressure. Add ice to fill shaker half-full. Shake again until very cold. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest curl and additional thyme.

Gin Paloma

  • 50ml London Dry Gin 

  • 25ml lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 100ml Grapefruit soda, chilled, to top

  • Pinch of salt

  • Garnish: lime wheel and rosemary

Add the gin, lime juice, and pinch of salt to the glass, and fill with ice.

Top with grapefruit soda, and stir briefly and gently to combine.

Garnish with a lime wheel and rosemary

Old Fashioned Blackberry

  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 50ml Blackberry Whisky Liqueur

  • Garnish: orange twist

Add the sugar and bitters into a mixing glass, then add the water, and stir until the sugar is nearly dissolved.

Fill the mixing glass with ice, add the bourbon, and stir until well-chilled.

Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.

Express the oil of an orange twist over the glass, then drop into the glass to garnish.

Cheers to Good Times and Great Drinks

There you have it – classic cocktails, with a little small batch flair. We hope you'll grab a bottle of The Little Red Berry and give these recipes a try. And hey, feel free to get creative – the beauty of cocktails is that there are no rules!

So, here's to good times, great drinks, and the magic of small batch spirits.

 Cheers, friends! 🍸

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