This is a delightful, botanical refresher, made with matcha - finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Brightened by the addition of lime and mint and spirited with gin.
Take a trip to Asia with a sip of this classic cocktail. A simple and delicious, all naturally-flavored treat. Pairs perfectly with sushi!
A modern spin on a classic, this one uses One Eight Distilling Untitled Whiskey, Bitter Trust lemon bitters, and our Lemon Zest KISS.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Who would think a Mojito would work with Brandy instead of Rum? Try this Virginia-inspired version. It's simple, refreshing, and AMAZING!
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.
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.
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)
Sweet and spicy with a hit of tart lime. Delicious year-round! Use whatever whiskey you prefer. Ginger and lime are KISS'ing cousins!
A special cocktail for Valentine's Day... all dressed up with crushed chocolate wafers.
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.
Start out by making your own ginger beer, then add a layer of tropical dark rum and a slice of lime.
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!
An Italian classic, this shortened process eliminates the need to wait for the lemon zest to infuse the vodka.
Fast and simple, the fresh flavor in this shot packs a sweet and zesty punch!
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.
Chopped walnuts, sliced green grapes, oranges, and a KISS of spearmint add a unique touch to this holiday staple.
A sweet and seasonal alternative to sambuca. Use double espresso vodka for a more intense flavor.
Super simple and versatile. Just 3 ingredients. Serve hot or cold, with or without the booze.
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.
For a holiday punch that will warm your belly: hot red wine spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and fresh orange.
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.
Perfect for brunch! A refreshing alternative to the standard Mimosas and Bellinis.
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!
A festive boost to iced coffee: adorned with a subtle blend of chocolate, cinnamon, & orange, and fortified with bourbon.
With Crème de Cacao, vodka, and Spearmint KISS, it's frightfully delicious. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.
Mark Boggs, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.
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).
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,
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,
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.
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!
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.
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.
Unbelievably delicious! If you have an ice-cream maker, this recipe is a must-try.
The key to good Italian soda is quality syrup. KISS is the perfect accompaniment to sparkling mineral water for a lightly-sweet beverage.
Simple to make, and so much better than powdered mixes! For those who want to trade up for a better cup of hot chocolate.
Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!