Here's a tropical dessert that adapts seasonally. Garnish with a sprig of mint during spring/summer. Try a dash of spice or sprinkle of pomegranate seeds during fall/winter. Cognac & ginger syrup adds warmth.
Perfect fireside companion, along with a blanket and good company! Relax with the flavors of cognac, rum, and lemon.
Peppermint: a classic holiday flavor. Vanilla vodka is the perfect complement. Balance these flavors with tart, 100% natural cranberry/pomegranate juice.
Tropical and yet warm, thanks to the sweet and spicy combination of mango and ginger. Brighten it up with fresh lemon juice and a sprig of cilantro for a special herbal touch!
Safety first! Cocktails second. Serve this New Orleans-inspired rum punch, made famous by Pat O'Brien's, in a traditional hurricane glass.
Do sweet, ripe peaches and smooth bourbon remind you of summertime in the South? Don’t be fooled by this one. The ginger, black pepper, and bitters give it a surprising hit of spice.
Think of it as an adult-friendly, sophisticated grapefruit soda, perfectly balanced with fresh lime juice, sugar and salt. Recipe makes 4 cocktails.
Margaritas are an undeniable Cinco de Mayo classic. This is a must-have for your fiesta. Start with quality tequila, and be sure to use freshly squeezed lime juice.
Both Chile and Peru claim the classic Pisco Sour as their own. Egg whites give it a lovely froth. Make the traditional version with pure sugar cane syrup, or amp up the citrus flavor with our Lemon Zest KISS.
Enjoy the taste of summer in Peru by preparing this simple cocktail made with Pisco (grape brandy).
Dressing it up by rimming the glass with crushed ginger candy adds a touch of beauty to this lip-smacking libation!
One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, and Four of weak is the rhyme Bajan's use to mix a rum punch.
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!
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, Brazil's most well-known cocktail, is made with fresh lime wedges, sugar, & cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice.
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).