• Crafting Cocktails has Never Been Easier Thanks to Cocktail Courier

    FROM THE Summer 2016 ISSUE

If the extent of your cocktail knowledge is building the perfect rum and coke, there’s a new service that can help you become a mix master and wow guests at your next event. Founded in Chicago last fall, Cocktail Courier aims to “demystify the craft cocktail process” by delivering foolproof kits right to your door stocked with premeasured ingredients (with no skimping on the premium liquor) and an easy-to-follow recipe card stirred together by award-winning bartenders. Even better, Cocktail Courier offers same-day delivery if you need drink ideas or extra quantities in a pinch. Orders can be placed for four, eight, 12 or more drinks per box.

—1.5 oz. Sotol
—.5 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. mint simple syrup
—.25 oz. Amargo-Vallet

Combine Sotol, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, lime juice and mint simple syrup in a shaker, shake and strain into a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda, slapped mint and a straw. Finally, top with an Amargo-Vallet float to create two distinct layers.


An unusual "glass" makes this drink the hit of any event. 


Beatnik on the River’s best-selling cocktail is healthy-ish.