3 Expert Cocktail Recipes

See how the nation’s top bartenders use mixers and bitters from our 23rd International Review of Spirits to craft delicious cocktails. Featuring: Owl’s Brew Wicked Green Tea, Era Bitters, and Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix.
Era Origins Bitters

Era Origins Bitters

Photo Credit: Steve Minor
Bar Manager for Mandarin Oriental Miami, Steve Minor grew up knowing he wanted to be a chef. But his first job in the Ritz Carlton at 18 inspired him to work up the ranks into innovative beverage service. Now, he's ranked as one of the most inspiring bartenders and beverage directors by his patrons and colleagues. Sourcing Tastings.com medal-winning Era Origins Bitters and Mandarin Oriental's private cask 12 Year Old Ron Abuelo Rum, he crafted the hotel's best-selling cocktail: Havana Old Fashioned. He shared his recipe with us and now you!

2 oz. Aged Rum
5 drops Era Bitters
.5 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
Combine all in a beaker
Stir 10 secs.
Strain over 1 large ice ball into rocks glass
Pinch and garnish orange peel




Owl’s Brew Wicked Green

Owl’s Brew Wicked Green

Photo Credit: Owl-s Brew
A tea crafted for cocktails, beer, AND wine? Yes! Listed as one of the hottest NYC hotels, The Bowery in Lower Eastside Manhattan is home to Walter Eastbrook's 'El Amor,' a love cocktail. The hotel and the amazing folks at Owl's Brew shared this tantalizing little secret for a delicious night out with your love.

Here's the 'El Amor' recipe:

.75 oz. Owl's Brew Wicked Green
.75 oz. Woodford Rye Whiskey
.75 oz. Aperol
.75 oz. Amaro Montenegro

Place all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.




Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix

Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix

Photo Credit: Yogi-s Drinks
Launched by two long-time buddies Ken and Fred, Yogi's 100% all natural Bloody Mary mix is hot, hot, hot - or so our judges cried from the tasting room. An innovative mix for its all natural ingredients, it ignites the tongue with horseradish and wasabi flavors plus sweet bbq rubbed tomato. The gents crafted a 'Kitchen Sink' bloody recipe and want to share it with you over brunch next week.

Here's the recipe:

8 oz. Yogi's Bloody Mary Mix
1 oz. Premium Vodka
3 oz. Guinness Extra Stout
Juice of half a lime
1 tbsp. Pickle juice
Dash of A1 steak sauce

Prepare tall glass with celery salt rim, mix ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with cocktail stick of pickle, olive and pepper jack cheese or corned beef cube.




Era Origins Bitters
Owl’s Brew Wicked Green
Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix
3 Expert Cocktail Recipes
See how the nation’s top bartenders use mixers and bitters from our 23rd International Review of Spirits to craft delicious cocktails. Featuring: Owl’s Brew Wicked Green Tea, Era Bitters, and Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix.

Era Origins Bitters

Era Origins Bitters
Photo Credit: Steve Minor
Bar Manager for Mandarin Oriental Miami, Steve Minor grew up knowing he wanted to be a chef. But his first job in the Ritz Carlton at 18 inspired him to work up the ranks into innovative beverage service. Now, he's ranked as one of the most inspiring bartenders and beverage directors by his patrons and colleagues. Sourcing Tastings.com medal-winning Era Origins Bitters and Mandarin Oriental's private cask 12 Year Old Ron Abuelo Rum, he crafted the hotel's best-selling cocktail: Havana Old Fashioned. He shared his recipe with us and now you!

2 oz. Aged Rum
5 drops Era Bitters
.5 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
Combine all in a beaker
Stir 10 secs.
Strain over 1 large ice ball into rocks glass
Pinch and garnish orange peel




Owl’s Brew Wicked Green

Owl’s Brew Wicked Green
Photo Credit: Owl-s Brew
A tea crafted for cocktails, beer, AND wine? Yes! Listed as one of the hottest NYC hotels, The Bowery in Lower Eastside Manhattan is home to Walter Eastbrook's 'El Amor,' a love cocktail. The hotel and the amazing folks at Owl's Brew shared this tantalizing little secret for a delicious night out with your love.

Here's the 'El Amor' recipe:

.75 oz. Owl's Brew Wicked Green
.75 oz. Woodford Rye Whiskey
.75 oz. Aperol
.75 oz. Amaro Montenegro

Place all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.




Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix

Yogi’s Bloody Mary Mix
Photo Credit: Yogi-s Drinks
Launched by two long-time buddies Ken and Fred, Yogi's 100% all natural Bloody Mary mix is hot, hot, hot - or so our judges cried from the tasting room. An innovative mix for its all natural ingredients, it ignites the tongue with horseradish and wasabi flavors plus sweet bbq rubbed tomato. The gents crafted a 'Kitchen Sink' bloody recipe and want to share it with you over brunch next week.

Here's the recipe:

8 oz. Yogi's Bloody Mary Mix
1 oz. Premium Vodka
3 oz. Guinness Extra Stout
Juice of half a lime
1 tbsp. Pickle juice
Dash of A1 steak sauce

Prepare tall glass with celery salt rim, mix ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with cocktail stick of pickle, olive and pepper jack cheese or corned beef cube.