Category: Cocktails

Twilight Amaretto Sour

A modern spin on a classic, this one uses One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey, Bitter Trust lemon bitters, and our Lemon Zest KISS.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Classic Daiquiri

According to Wikipedia, "Daiquirí is also the name of a beach and an iron mine near Santiago de Cuba, and is a word of Taíno origin. The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer, named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War. Daiquiris are a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar cane. You can add just about any fruit you'd like, if you mix it all up in a blender with ice, for a result that's perfectly tailored to your preference.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Classic Old Fashioned

This cocktail was popular long before Don Draper in the series, Mad Men, but his character certainly revived it. Traditionally garnished with orange zest and maraschino cherries - an ingredient of the past - we believe this cocktail deserves real fruit! If you prefer to stick to tradition with cherries, try a premium brand of such as Luxardo. For a modern spin, consider cocktail cranberries instead. We recommend Lounge Attire Premium Cocktail Cranberries.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Gin Gimlet

While there are many gin gimlet recipes that call for Rose's Lime Juice, we stand firm that fresh and natural are the best way to go. Go the extra mile and use a real lime - your taste buds will appreciate it. And of course, avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Caipirihna

The Caipirihna (pronounced kye-pee-REE-nah) is a cocktail of Brazilian origin. It's made with fresh limes, sugar, and cachaça (ka-SHA-sa), a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice. Its name derives from caipira (a dialect term meaning simple, humble), which is used to describe people from the remote Brazilian countryside where the drink is served just about everywhere.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Rappahannock Mule

Dida's Distillery crafted this "Virginia version" of a classic mule, replacing Ginger Beer with Navy Hill, our Ginger KISS, and a few dashes of bitters.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Dida’s Vineyard Mojito

Who would think a Mojito would work with Brandy instead of Rum? Try this Virginia-inspired version. It's simple, refreshing, and AMAZING!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Shenandoah Cyd Car

This recipe comes to us from our friends who manage The Cocktail Artist blog. We met them at a Virginia Spirits event in Washington, DC. Inspired by the stunning Shenendoah Valley, they crafted their version of the classic "Side Car" with spirits from two Virginia distilleries: Catoctin Creek, Vitae Spirits Distillery.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Blueberry Gin Sour

Blueberry Gin Sour

Use our sweet, tart lemon zest-infused KISS to make this delicious cocktail. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to make it sour, and a splash of blueberry juice to complement the lemon flavor. Tie it all together with crisp, dry gin.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Tyrion Lannister KISS

Tyrion Lannister KISS

Inspired by the 'Games of Thrones' character and a cocktail named in his honor, our recipe for this little shot is a bit more simple to make, and just as yummy! (Recipe makes 8 shots)

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Irish Whiskey Ginger

Irish Whiskey Ginger

Sweet and spicy with a hit of tart lime. Delicious year-round! Use whatever whiskey you prefer. Ginger and lime are KISS'ing cousins!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Chocolate Raspberry KISS

Raspberry Chocolate KISS

A special cocktail for Valentine's Day... all dressed up with crushed chocolate wafers.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Champagne with Ginger KISS

Ginger Champagne Sparkler

Toast in the New Year (or any special occasion) with a sweet KISS of spicy ginger and vodka in your flute! Great for brunch, too.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Dark and Stormy KISS

Dark and Stormy KISS

Start out by making your own ginger beer, then add a layer of tropical dark rum and a slice of lime.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Moscow Mule with KISS

Moscow Mule

This popular cocktail is simple to make! Make your own ginger beer with Ginger KISS, then add vodka, lime juice, and a wedge of lime. Don't forget the copper mug!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Limoncello KISS

Limoncello KISS

An Italian classic, this shortened process eliminates the need to wait for the lemon zest to infuse the vodka.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Lemon Drop KISS

Keep It Simple Lemon Drop

Fast and simple, the fresh flavor in this shot packs a sweet and zesty punch!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

French Kiss 75

French KISS 75

Our simple take on a classic cocktail. We call ours the French KISS! The French 75 came about during World War I and was named after the French military's 75mm M1897 artillery gun.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Sin-amon Espresso

A sweet and seasonal alternative to sambuca. Use double espresso vodka for a more intense flavor.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Apple Pie Whiskey

Holiday in a glass!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Apple Pie Martini or Hot Apple Pie

Super simple and versatile. Just 3 ingredients. Serve hot or cold, with or without the booze.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Cinnamon Whiskey KISS

Stay away from brands with sketchy ingredients! Make your own - all natural - Cinnamon Whiskey with a trusted brand of whiskey. Add a dash of hot sauce if you can stand the heat.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

For a holiday punch that will warm your belly: hot red wine spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and fresh orange.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz

Perfect for brunch! A refreshing alternative to the standard Mimosas and Bellinis.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Get your mugs ready! This one is sure to provide warmth on a cold evening. Hot chocolate, with vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper – and of course, tequila!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Iced Coffee Old Fashioned

Iced Coffee Old-Fashioned

A festive boost to iced coffee: adorned with a subtle blend of chocolate, cinnamon, & orange, and fortified with bourbon.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Halloween “Kiss of Death”

Made with blood orange and Muerto tequila. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Halloween “Kiss of Death” (by Chocolate)

With Crème de Cacao, vodka, and Spearmint KISS, it's frightfully delicious. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Extra Spicy Ginger Ale

Hot, sweet, spicy, soothing... delicious!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Autumn KISS Toddy

Autumn KISS Toddy

Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Hot Mocha Kiss

A warming dessert drink for a cold winter day.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini

This delightful blend of fresh, tart, and sweet flavors is like summer in a cocktail.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Lemon Blueberry KISS

Captures the winning flavor combination of lemon and blueberry.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Cranberry KISS

A nice, all-natural cocktail for the holidays.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

South Beach Catalina KISS

Orange and mint shine in this winner from Nick Monroy of Maxines Bistro & Bar at the Catalina Hotel in South Beach, Miami.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Raspberry-Mint Bellinis

Lovely for brunch, nicely balanced.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

The Karmatini

Official cocktail of the Art 180 "Good Karma" Party. Richmond, VA-based Art180 creates art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstances

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Strawberry Mojito

Personalize the Mojito with your favorite flavored rum and fresh fruit.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Strawberry Mint Margarita

Try this Cinco de Mayo classic at home! Substitute strawberries with raspberries, mango, peaches or other fruit as desired. Serves four.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Pineapple Chipotle Kiss

Drink with caution! Provides a last sip that's both hot & sweet.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Raspberry Mojito Pound Cake

Satisfying pound cake with a strong influence of a raspberry mojito.
KISS Recipe Contest: 2nd PLACE WINNER, Dessert Category
Mark Boggs
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Açaí Delight

An antioxidant refresher, accented with crisp cucumber and mint.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Mint Julep Egg Cream

The "Winter Cousin" of the Mint Julep.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Sweet and Spicy OJ

Fiery hot cinnamon whiskey, balanced by sweet orange juice & cool mint.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Whiskey Peach KISS

Crafty use for over-ripe peaches...

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Sweet Tea Vodka KISS

No need for expensive Sweet Tea Vodka brands! Make yourself a lower cost, higher quality version. Just add a KISS to freshly-brewed iced tea along with your favorite vodka.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Classic Mint Julep

The quintessential Southern classic: perfect at Derby time and year-round, too. No need to muddle fresh mint for genuine spearmint flavor. Use those fresh mint leaves as a garnish instead!

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Champagne with Raspberry KISS

An extra special cocktail for an extra special occasion, garnished with a floating raspberry.

By Keep It Simple Syrup

Mint Julep Bourbon Balls

For an elegant dessert, offer your guests a cocktail-in-a-bite with a garnish of toasted pecans. These delightful melt-in-your-mouth treats are sure to impress!

By Keep It Simple Syrup