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Specialty Cocktails

  • Mountain Mint Julep

    A traditional julep recipe made with our Colorado-made Four Grain Bourbon

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 oz Laws Whiskey House Four Grain Bourbon
    • 1 oz Simple Syrup
    • 10 Mint Leaves

    Directions

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Muddle mint, then shake with ice. Strain over fresh crushed ice into a julep cup or tall glass. Garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy.

  • The Deshler

    A classic similar to the Manhattan but with citrus, complemented wonderfully by our San Luis Valley Rye.

    Ingredients

    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir to combine. Strain into glass. Garnish with a orange twist and serve.

  • Horsefeather

    A whiskey-cousin to the Moscow Mule, the San Luis Valley Rye Horsefeather hits the spot on a warm summer day

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz San Luis Valley straight Rye
    • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
    • Top with Ginger Beer
    • Garnish: Lemon Wheel
    • Glassware: Mule Mug (Crushed Ice)


    Directions

    In a mule mug combine all ingredients sans ginger beer. Fill about two thirds of the glass with crushed ice. Using a swizzle stick or barspoon, swizzle to combine. Top with more ice and ginger beer. Garnish and serve.

  • Scofflaw

    A prohibition era-classic that delightfully showcases the botanicals of our San Luis Valley Rye

    Ingredients

    • 1 1⁄2 oz San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey
    • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
    • 3⁄4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
    • 1⁄2 oz Grenadine
    • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
    • Garnish: Expressed Orange Twist

    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Shake vigorously to combine. Double strain into a glass. Garnish and serve.

  • Barrel Espression

    An espresso martini for whiskey drinkers

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 1 oz Espresso
    • 1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
    • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup
    • Garnish: Three Espresso Beans
    • Glassware: Coupe

    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Vigorously shake to combine. Double strain into a coupe. Garnish and serve.

  • Here Comes the Sun

    San Luis Valley Rye complements the earthy and smoky flavors of this Laws original cocktail

    Ingredients

    • 2oz San Luis Valley Rye
    • 3/4oz Smoked Honey Syrup
    • 3/4oz lemon Juice
    • 3 sage leaves
    • 2 slices ginger
    • Muddle ginger and sage with lemon and syrup, add whiskey


    Directions

    Shake with ice, double strain over fresh ice
    Garnish with Candied ginger and sage leaf

    *Cocktail could also be smoked after instead of smoking the honey syrup

  • Laws Gold Rush

    Indulge in this classic cocktail, elevated with Laws Honey Cask Finished Bourbon, for the perfect blend of sweetness and warmth.

    Ingredients

    • 2 ounces Laws Honey Cask Finished Bourbon
    • 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    • 3/4 ounce honey syrup


    Directions

    Add the bourbon, honey syrup, and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
    Strain into a chilled rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish.

  • Old Fashioned

    The most popular whiskey cocktail featuring our bold and complex Four Grain Bourbon

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • Garnish: orange twist


    Directions

    Add the sugar and bitters into a mixing glass, then add the water, and stir until the sugar is nearly dissolved.
    Fill the mixing glass with ice, add the bourbon, and stir until well-chilled.
    Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.
    Express the oil of an orange twist over the glass, then drop into the glass to garnish.

  • Manhattan

    A strong and sophisticated cocktail made with the bold pepper spice of our San Luis Valley Rye

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey
    • 1 oz sweet vermouth
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • Garnish: brandied cherry (or lemon twist, if preferred)


    Directions

    Add the rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
    Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora or coupe glass.


    Garnish with a brandied cherry (or a lemon twist, if preferred).

  • Cinnamon Hot Toddy

    Warm up your winter nights with a Laws Rye Hot Toddy, where the bold and spicy notes of our San Luis Valley Rye blend seamlessly with comforting spices, creating a perfect sip of seasonal coziness

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 oz Laws San Luis Valley Rye
    • 1/2 oz Honey Syrup
    • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
    • Top with Hot Water


    Directions

    Preheat a glass mug with hot water. Discard water and combine ingredients in the emptied mug. Top with hot water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel. Serve and enjoy.

  • Whiskey Flip

    A delightful blend of festive flavors that promises to elevate your seasonal celebrations.

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Laws San Luis Valley Rye
    • 3/4 oz Demerara Syrup
    • 1 Whole Egg
    • 1 Dash Aromatic Bitters
    • Garnish: Grated Nutmeg


    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Shake to combine. Double strain into a snifter. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve and enjoy.

  • Bourbon Smash

    Simple, classic, and refreshing, our Four Grain Bourbon Smash is the perfect way to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
    • 4-5 Mint Leaves
    • Garnish: Mint Sprig & Lemon Wheel


    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Quickly and vigorously shake to combine, being sure not to overly bruise the mint. Double strain into a rocks glass over freshly cracked ice. Garnish and serve.

  • Whiskey Sour

    Just the right amount of sweetness, citrus, and bourbon make this a warm weather classic

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 3⁄4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    • 3⁄4 oz Simple Syrup
    • 1 Egg White
    • Garnish: Angostura Drizzle
    • Glassware: Stemmed Sour


    Directions

    Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Dry shake. Add ice. Shake again. Double strain into a stemmed sour glass. Garnish and serve.

  • Whiskey Rickey

    Similar to the Tequila’s Ranch Water, the Whiskey Rickey is as simple as it is refreshing

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    • 1 oz lime juice
    • 4 oz sparkling water


    Directions

    In a highball combine ingredients sans sparkling water. Fill about two thirds of the glass with crushed ice. Using a swizzle stick or barspoon, swizzle to combine. Top with more ice and sparkling water. Garnish and serve.

  • Rabbit Season

    The perfect cocktail to welcome spring

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 oz Laws San Luis Valley Rye
    • 3 oz carrot juice
    • 3/4 oz 1:1 honey syrup
    • 3/4 oz lemon juice
    • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

    Directions

    Combine all ingredients in a highball glass. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with carrot greens and enjoy.

  • Vieux Carré

    One of our favorite classics, translating to “old square” in French

    Ingredients

    • 1 oz Laws San Luis Valley Rye
    • 1 oz Cognac
    • 1/2 oz Benedictine D. O. M.
    • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
    • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
    • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

    Directions

    Stir with Ice, strain over a large cube in a rocks glass or up in a coup glass. Express lemon peel to garnish.

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