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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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!

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Chocolate Raspberry KISS

Raspberry Chocolate KISS

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Limoncello KISS

Limoncello KISS

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

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Lemon Drop KISS

Keep It Simple Lemon Drop

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

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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.

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Keep It Simple Cranbery Sauce

Keep It Simple Cranberry Sauce

Chopped walnuts, sliced green grapes, oranges, and a KISS of spearmint add a unique touch to this holiday staple.

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Sin-amon Espresso

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

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Apple Pie Whiskey

Holiday in a glass!

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Apple Pie Martini or Hot Apple Pie

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

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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.

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Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

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

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Pear-and-Applesauce

Why limit applesauce to one fruit? Pears pair well with cinnamon too! Serve warm as an accompaniment to pork chops, or enjoy it chilled with cottage cheese and sliced almonds (as a light snack) or by itself, as a dessert.

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Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz

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

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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!

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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.

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Halloween “Kiss of Death”

Made with blood orange and Muerto tequila. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Halloween “Kiss of Death” (by Chocolate)

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

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Mojito Water

Hosting a party? Here's a non-alcoholic reward for the designated drivers.

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Extra Spicy Ginger Ale

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

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Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mint-kissed Vinaigrette

Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.

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Mint-Kissed Vinaigrette over Salad

Mark Boggs, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.

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Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Beautifully light and succulent. A delicious, fruity preparation of pork.
KISS Recipe Contest: 3rd PLACE WINNER, Savory Category
Darling Saunders
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

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Braised Spearmint Pork Short Ribs with Poached Mushrooms

Such incredible talent on display. Who would have thought to use a "cocktail mixer" in such a unique way? Tyler Bernier, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

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Lamb Sausage with Minty Tzatziki Sauce and Crispy Pita Chips

This is a time-consuming but heart-filled recipe for authentic cooks. Robyn Comer, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

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Mint-Kissed Berries

Last-minute company? Pour KISS over frozen fruit and let it thaw. The syrup will blend with the fresh flavors of the fruit. Serve by itself, with whipped cream, or over a scoop of ice cream.

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Cinnamon Cider KISS

Cinnamon Cider KISS

A sip of Autumn: This drink is as healthy as it is refreshing. Enjoy it hot or cold as an alternative to hot chocolate and coffee. Make it by the pitcher!

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Raspberry Mint Coulis

Use this versatile sauce instead of maple syrup over pancakes/waffles, or as a topping for ice cream. It's also delicious with savory dishes; e.g. drizzle it over pan-seared, peppered salmon.

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Cranberry-Mint Kisses

Add these tasty jewels to cheese platters, toss a few over ice cream, or use as them a garnish in your favorite cocktail or beverage.

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All Natural Spearmint Ice Cream

Unbelievably delicious! If you have an ice-cream maker, this recipe is a must-try.

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Moistened Pound Cake

Add minty sweetness and moisture to your favorite loaf cake.

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Sparkling Italian Soda

The key to good Italian soda is quality syrup. KISS is the perfect accompaniment to sparkling mineral water for a lightly-sweet beverage.

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Spearmint-Kissed Hot Chocolate

Simple to make, and so much better than powdered mixes! For those who want to trade up for a better cup of hot chocolate.

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Autumn KISS Toddy

Autumn KISS Toddy

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

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Hot Mocha Kiss

A warming dessert drink for a cold winter day.

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Whipped Cream KISS

Sinfully delicious as a topping for lattes, fresh fruit, and other desserts. Make this with your favorite flavor of Keep It Simple Syrup. Top fresh berries with spearmint cream, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon cream. De-lish!

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Mint-Kissed Watermelon Martini

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

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