An ongoing tradition at GreenerU is the "cocktail du quartier," shared with team trivia winners at company all-hands meetings. Below are some of our recent favorites.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle rosemary for at least one minute. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled rocks glass or lowball over ice. Using a smoking cloche, place drink on smoking platform and light hickory chips on fire, then cover with glass cloche to allow the smoke to infuse the drink. Serve immediately.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with lemon peel.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
Combine tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Using the back end of a spoon, slowly pour the red wine over the margarita to create a float.
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with lemon wedge.
*Rhubarb-infused vodka is a simple process of chopping a large stalk or two of rhubarb and combining with 16 ounces of a vodka of your choosing in a Mason jar. Shake vigorously once daily for a week, then strain out rhubarb. Store in refrigerator for the two days it will take for it to disappear, unless you have tremendous willpower.
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Pour into coupe glass and garnish with lavender.
* To make spiced pineapple shrub, heat 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1 cup sliced pineapple chunks with 1 tsp whole cloves and two cinnamon sticks over medium for 10-15 minutes until caramelized. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add 1/2–1 cup apple cider vinegar to taste, cover, and store in refrigerator for 48 hours. Strain solids.
Combine in cocktail shaker with ice. Serve in chilled margarita glass garnished with lime wheel.
* To make honey thyme simple syrup, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add a solid handful of fresh thyme and 1 cup of honey. Turn off heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Stir and strain.
Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf or lime slice. Serves 3–4.