Recipes: Olympics Cocktails

Cheer on your favorite swimmers and gymnasts this August at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Stone Rose Lounge with an Olympic-theme cocktail in hand. (All cocktails will be available through August for $14.) Take a look at the go-for-the-gold recipes. Go red, white and blue!

Hymn to Liberty: Greece
1.5 oz Metaxa Greek Brandy
1 T fig jam
3 lemons
.50 oz honey
In tin, muddle lemons then add honey, jam, Metaxa and ice. Shake and strain in rocks glass. Top off with soda water and garnish with a dried fig on prism pic (can do lemon twist if no dried fig available in market).

Brothers of Italy: Italy
1 oz Hendricks
1 oz Aperol
.50 oz Antica Vermouth
Orange bitters
Build cocktail in tin with ice. Shake and strain on rocks. Sprinkle with orange bitters and garnish with orange peel.

God Save the Queen: UK
1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire
3 lime wedges
3 cucumber slices
5-6 mint leaves
.75 simple syrup
Celery bitters
In tin, muddle lime, cucumber and mint with simple. Add ice and gin. Shake and strain into a highball. Top with celery bitters and garnish a slice of cucumber cut lengthwise.

La Marcha Real: Spain
White or Red Wine
1 orange slice
1 lemon slice
3 oz Albarino (3 oz Rioja if Red)
1 oz apricot brandy
.50 oz simple
Muddle fruit in tin. Add remaining ingredients with ice and roll into snifter.

Star-Spangled Banner: USA
1.5 oz Woodford Reserve
.5 oz rhubarb bitters
.25 oz simple syrup
.25 oz lemon juice
3-4 pieces strawberries
In a shaker, muddle the strawberries. Add other ingredients along with ice. Shake well and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

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