Ginger Root

From the daughter of the Cocktail Artists, the Ginger Root cocktail aims to "curb the post-holiday exhaustion" and plunge us into the new year.

Keep It Simple Syrup

Holiday Sangria

Keep it light and simple with white wine. Apple cider and ginger adds holiday flavor, citrus keeps it fresh and bright.

CranGinger Shine

A simply wonderful blend of iced tea, cranberry moonshine, and ginger. Steep fresh cranberries in moonshine (or unflaored vodka) to make your own 'shine!

Fall in Time

A delightful, autumn-inspired blend of apple cider, vodka, and blood orange bitters, this recipe also blends two of our syrups: spearmint & ginger.

Love Bites

Vodka with apéritif, generally served before a meal to stimulate the appetite, enhanced by tart lemon juice, sweet simple syrup, and an egg white fizz.

White Christmas Margarita

Margaritas aren't limited to warm weather. Here's a seasonal version with a tropical flare (coconut milk) and festive presentation.

Red, White, & Blue Fruit Salad

This is as simple as it gets and a dazzling presentation.

Irish Whiskey Kiwi Fizz

Green food coloring works its way into most drinks on St. Patrick's Day but there are natural alternatives. Tropical kiwi is one example. This delightful drink will surprise your tastebuds!

KISS Sour Mix

Most pre-packaged Sour Mix brands contain artificial flavors and preservatives. Read the labels! Once you taste ours, you'll know what we mean.

Tart and Sour Cherry

Love the flavor of tart cherries? Boost the sour factor with freshly-squeezed lime juice, and sweeten it with a KISS of all natural Spearmint. Combine all this with your favorite vodka and you're set!

Mango Ricotta Parfait

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.

Cozy Toddy

Perfect fireside companion, along with a blanket and good company! Relax with the flavors of cognac, rum, and lemon.

Peppermint Martini

Peppermint: a classic holiday flavor. Vanilla vodka is the perfect complement. Balance these flavors with tart, 100% natural cranberry/pomegranate juice.

Mango Ginger Tequila

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!

Hurricane Relief

Safety first! Cocktails second. Serve this New Orleans-inspired rum punch, made famous by Pat O'Brien's, in a traditional hurricane glass.

Spicy Southern Charmer

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.

Mexican favorite: Paloma


Think of it as an adult-friendly, sophisticated grapefruit soda, perfectly balanced with fresh lime juice, sugar and salt. Recipe makes 4 cocktails.

Classic Margarita

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.

Pisco Sour

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).

Gingery Lemon Drop Martini

Dressing it up by rimming the glass with crushed ginger candy adds a touch of beauty to this lip-smacking libation!

Bajan Rum Punch

One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, and Four of weak is the rhyme Bajan's use to mix a rum punch.

Lucky Matcha

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.

Japanese Highball

Take a trip to Asia with a sip of this classic cocktail. A simple and delicious, all naturally-flavored treat. Pairs perfectly with sushi!

Twilight Amaretto Sour

An Italian spin on the whiskey sour: made with whiskey, amaretto (almond liqueur), bitters, and our Lemon Zest KISS.

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.

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!

Gin Gimlet

Go the extra mile and use freshly-squeezed lime juice - your taste buds will appreciate it.


The Caipirihna, Brazil's most well-known cocktail, is made with fresh lime wedges, sugar, & cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice.

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.

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!

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.

Blueberry Gin Sour

Blueberry Gin Sour

Start with our sweet & tart lemon zest-infused syrup, add freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of blueberry juice. Tie it all together with crisp, dry gin.

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)

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!

Chocolate Raspberry KISS

Raspberry Chocolate KISS

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

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.

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.

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!

Limoncello KISS

Limoncello KISS

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

Lemon Drop KISS

Keep It Simple Lemon Drop

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

French Kiss 75

French KISS 75

Our simple take on a classic cocktail: The French 75. We call ours the French KISS!

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.

Sin-amon Espresso

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

Apple Pie Whiskey

Holiday in a glass!

Apple Pie Martini or Hot Apple Pie

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

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.

Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

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.