GreenerU’s recommended cocktails

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.

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The Gramophone

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Wild Moon birch liqueur
  • 1 oz spiced pineapple shrub*

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.

 

Pass the Thyme, Honey

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz cointreau
  • 3/4 lime juice
  • 3/4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz honey thyme simple syrup*

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.

 

Waltham Punch

  • 6 oz gin
  • 4 oz triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz raspberry shrub
  • 1 1/2 oz green chartreuse
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp mint bitters

Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf or lime slice. Serves 3–4.


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