RAFT Botanicals Sun Hat Cocktail

Put on your sun hat and enjoy this delicious summer cocktail! Made with RAFT Botanicals cocktail syrups and bitters. Find them at PoggiBonsiGifts.com. 1.5 oz gin or vodka (they work equally well) .5 oz RAFT Hibiscus Lavender…Continue Reading

RAFT Botanicals Backyard Collins

This refreshing cocktail is Keli’s go-to beverage for warm summer evenings on the deck. Made with RAFT Botanicals cocktail syrups and bitters. Find them at PoggiBonsiGifts.com. 1.5 oz gin 1 oz RAFT Citrus Rosemary Syrup 1…Continue Reading

Bourbon Sour “Poggi Style”

Ingredients: 2 ounces bourbon 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon Juice 1/2 ounce Ritrovo Selections Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 ounce pure maple syrup Dash black walnut bitters Directions: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and…Continue Reading

Mini Blueberry Smash

Makes 2 mini cocktails Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Blueberry, Thyme and Raspberry Balsamic Shrub 2 ounce gin 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (like St. Germain) 3-4 ounces club soda fresh blueberries, for garnish thyme sprigs, for garnish slice of…Continue Reading

Keli’s Mini Mai Tai

Makes 2 cocktails Ingredients: 1 ounce coconut rum 2 ounces POG (Passion, Orange, Guava Juice) Dark Rum float Pineapple spear Directions: Pour coconut rum into an ice-filled cocktail glass, stir Pour 1/4 ounce of dark rum over…Continue Reading

Blueberry-Raspberry Shrub with Thyme

Ingredients: 1/2 pound fresh blueberries 1/2 pound fresh raspberries 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup Ritrovo Selections Aged Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Macerate fruit and thyme in a glass bowl, mix in…Continue Reading

Rosemary Lavender Lemon Cocktail Elixir

Ingredients: 4 Meyer lemons, peels and juice 2 cups sugar 1 cup water (more or less depending on how much juice is squeezed from the lemons.) 4 sprigs rosemary 5 sprigs lavender Directions: With a vegetable peeler,…Continue Reading

Sgroppino Cocktail

Makes 2 cocktails Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chilled Gin 1 cup chilled Prosecco 2 scoops Lemon (or other flavor) Sorbet 1/2 teaspoon Ritrovo Selection Lemon Balsamic Vinegar 2 basil leaves, chiffonade Directions: 1. Pour the gin and Prosecco…Continue Reading

Americano Cocktail

Bright red and bittersweet, the Americano was born as the “Milano-Torino” at Caffe Camparino in the 1860’s (the Campari came from Milan, the sweet vermouth from Turin). The cocktail eventually became known as the “Americano”…Continue Reading

Smashed Apple Cocktail

Ingredients: 2 ounces Honey Crisp (or other) Apple Juice 2 ounces white rum ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce Ritrovo Selections Apple Balsamic Vinegar 1 dash bitters, like Fee Brothers apple slice Directions: Shake first four ingredients…Continue Reading