• 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.

The large clusters of the white, creamy flower of the elderberry is a frequent sight in the wilds of Texas May through July, so what better way to kick off the spring season than with a glass of The Butler House’s Elderflower Lemon Drop? Mix one up yourself and enjoy!

—1 oz. 1876 Vodka
— 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1/2 oz. Turbo simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Cheers!