Simple Sipping -cocktail and yummy drink recipes

When there are fabulous products out there like the Mason shaker and uniquely flavored simple syrups by Bang Candy, it's not hard to come up with some really fun cocktail (and mocktail) recipes.  recipe credits: Bang Candy Company.


Bang Candy Syrup Sodas

All of the syrups can be used to make sodas, add 2 tbs of syrup to a tall glass of ice squeeze the juice of quarter of a lemon (lime for the habanero, and orange for the hibiscus) garnish with a corresponding item like mint for strawberry mint, rosemary for ginger rosemary, rose petals for lavender rose, celery stick for celery…) and top off with soda water, stir and serve! delicious refreshing summer drink.


Smoky Sunset (By Mary Ellen Goodall and Co.)

 Chill a large martini glass containing a sprig of mint
 Add to ice-filled shaker
   3 jiggers vodka
   1 jigger strawberry-mint syrup
Shake and strain into martini glass
Add 2 shakes Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters*
Kick back and enjoy...


Perfect for when you buy a whole watermelon and couldn't even dream of eating it all! Super refreshing and light with a wee kick!


1/4 of a large watermelon

a decent fistful of fresh Cilantro

2oz of Vodka

a splash of Cointreau

1/4 of a lime

1 tsp of Habanero Lime Syrup

Firstly remove the rind from the watermelon and cut it up into small chunks.

Pop it in the blender with the decent fistful of cilantro you can add more or less depending on your taste. Blend it up til every thing is nice and smooth. Then Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.

In a shaker put the Vodka, a splash of Cointreau, squeeze the juice out of the lime, the Habanero Lime Syrup and 1 1/2 oz of the watermelon juice.

Give it a good old shake and serve up in a chilled martini glass garnish with a floating leaf of fresh cilantro.


Iroquois Cooler (Courtesy of Stephen Rush

Blanco Tequila (Profidio)
Habanero/Lime syrup
(Mixed to taste)


Garden Dream

Place 1 1/2 tsp of Lavender Rose Syrup in the bottom of a champagne Flute
Top off with chilled Prosecco
Garnish with an organic Rose petal, a sprig of lavender or whatever you can dream up.

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

1 tbs strawberry mint syrup
add the freshly squeezed juice of a lemon
Shake vigorously with crushed ice and serve with a mint sprig


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