Shaken Drinks



Makes 1 drink

3 ounces espresso

1 teaspoon sugar

Enough ice to fill cocktail shaker




Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Cap and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.


Strain into a coupe or martini glass and serve immediately.

The Rosegold


Makes 1 drink

2 ounces bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

¾ oz honey syrup (2 part honey, 1 part water)

5 dashes aromatic bitters, such as Angostura

1 large strawberry, sliced (or about 5 extra small)

1 large strawberry, to garnish


Add first 5 ingredients to a Boston shaker filled with ice.


Shake vigorously and double-strain into a chilled, ice-filled rocks glass.


Garnish with a whole strawberry and serve immediately.



Makes 1 drink

1 ½ ounces Bulleit rye

1 ounce mandarin napoleon

Dash Hella citrus bitters

2 ounces fresh Orange Juice

½ ounce fresh lime juice


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

Shake and pour into martini glass, garnish with amarini cherries.

The Amos in Manhattan


Makes 1 drink

1 ounce Bulleit rye

½ ounce Campari

½ ounce Antica formula sweet vermouth

Orange slice, for garnish


Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.


Top with Flor Prosecco, garnish with an orange slice and serve at once.


Recipe courtesy of Dennis Mullally

Spiced apple shrub


Makes 1 drink

1 ½ ounces Mount Gay Rum (black label)

1 ½ ounces spiced apple shrub (recipe below)

1 ounces pineapple juice

½ ounces Luxardo Maraschino syrup


For the Spiced Apple Shrub:

2 parts ginger-infused simple syrup

1 part champagne vinegar

1 part apple cider vinegar

1 part spiced apple puree (spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are great here)


Mix all ingredients together and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Add all the ingredients to a shaker. Add ice and shake well.


Strain and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


Recipe courtesy of the Babbo bar crew: Ken Weller, Amanda Chambers, Tereza Horn and Lada Praskova

See the recipe

How-To Tuesdays

Shaken Drinks

A good cocktail depends on technique just as much as the right ingredients.  Follow a few tips, and your shaken drinks will be brought to a new level.  Estelle Bossy, head bartender at Del Posto, shows how to shake and double-strain like a pro.

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