Awesome Custom Cocktails for Any Celebration, Day or Night


Photo by Anna Jones/OMS Photography

The final countdown to the New Year is only hours away, and cocktails are the perfect complement to any festive celebration. We asked the private event bartending pros at Imbibe Cincinnati to create custom cocktails for any occasion at any time, whether you’re hosting a wedding or watching the ball drop at home. Mix up your favorite and enjoy!

CWW15_Drink_RoyOrbThe Roy Orbison

Perfect for: Brunch

2 slices muddled cucumber
1.5 ounces Hendrick’s gin
.5 ounces St Germain elderflower liqueur
.5 ounces lime juice

Method: Shake with ice and strain into champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with cucumber ribbon or slice.

CWW15_Drink_SubmarineSubmarine Kiss

Perfect for: High Noon

1 egg white
1.5 ounces Beefeater gin
.5 ounces triple sec
.5 ounces lemon juice

Method: Shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds, strain into flute, sink Creme de Violette (violet liqueur) to the bottom of the flute. Serve with a lemon twist.

CWW15_Drink_RhumCozumelRhum Cozumel

Perfect for: Cocktail Hour

2 ounces Bacardi Silver
.5 ounces Cointreau
.5 ounces lime juice
A few drops of Bittermens Orange Citrate

Method: Shake over ice and strain into a coupe. Serve with an orange peel garnish

CWW15_Drink_ManhattanPerfect Manhattan

Perfect for: Party Nights

2.5 ounces rye whiskey
3 bar spoons Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
2 bar spoons Dolin dry vermouth
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Stir gently and strain into martini glass. Garnish with a flamed orange and a bourbon-soaked cherry.

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