Three Fresh Cocktails to Make at Home with Iconic and AZ Distilling

three fresh cocktails to create at home

Amongst the sea of beer at the Mesa Brew Fest, Iconic pops up a makeshift bar to serve some fresh cocktails to anyone who’s excited to try our signature menu. Every year, we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Arizona Distilling Company out of Tempe. So if you’ve been to the event before, you’ve tried one of many cocktails we’ve put together! 

During this time where all our events have been canceled and our favorite places are closed, we wanted to do something we’ve never done before. Go live! We decided to share the recipes from the Mesa Brew Fest since we already have all the supplies needed. Along the way, we’ll share some of our home bartending tricks. We hope this inspires you to be creative or throw your own little event in your living room. You can also learn how to make my newest obsession: Orange Blossom Mist. 

 

Some cool and convenient things to add: Our friends at AZ Distilling have moved to curbside service! If you are in the Tempe area, you can purchase the spirits and Iconic mixers to play along! Visit them right on University for a quick purchase and support our craft distillers! 

We hope you tune in for a fun cocktail lesson on Thursday, March 26th on Instagram! All of these recipes will be easy to recreate and full of fresh flavor! Keep scrolling to see what you’ll need. 

The Supply List

ingredients for a simple at home cocktail

The Booze: 

  • Mission Vodka
  • Commerce Gin 
  • Copper City Bourbon

The Mixers: 

  • Lime Leaf Tonic
  • Spiced Honey 
  • Prickly Pear Sour 
  • Meyer Lemon Balm 

Extras: 

  • Cherry Bitters 
  • Orange Bitters (We’re using AZ Bitters Lab Orange Sunshine) 
  • Aromatic Bitters (We’re using AZ Bitters Lab Mi Casa)
  • Pineapple juice
  • Mint 
  • Orange Blossom Mist (tune in to learn how to make it!) 
  • Super cube 

Tools: 

  • Shaker (or a mason jar with a lid) 
  • Barspoon (or a regular spoon will do) 
  • Jigger (or measuring spoons) 
  • Rocks Glass
  • Tall Collins Glass 
  • Coup Glass 

The Recipes 

The cocktails we’ll be making are three that we put on the menu for the Mesa Brew Fest. After we go live, we add them onto the recipe page for future use but until then, use these to follow along! 

Thai Me Up 

ingredients for a simple at home cocktail

-Combine all but the seltzer in a shaker with ice

-Shake to combine 

-Fill a collins glass with fresh ice 

-Add a seltzer first and pour contents from sharker on top 

-Garnish with bitters and mint 

island inspired gin and tonic with iconic lime leaf tonic

Homestead 

ingredients for a simple at home cocktail

-Combine all in a mixing vessel with ice

-Stir for about 20 seconds to dilute 

-Strain into a rocks glass over a super cube whiskey old fashioned with iconic spiced honey and az distilling spirit

Mesa Sour 

ingredients for a simple at home cocktail

-Combine Vodka and Meyer Lemon Balm in a shaker with ice 

-Add Seltzer in a chilled coup and top with the contents of the shaker 

-Drizzle Prickly Pear Sour on top 

-Garnish with two sprays of the Orange Blossom Mist 

*Tune in to learn how to make the Orange Blossom Mist or possibly score a bottle for yourself! 

mesa sour cocktail with iconic meyer lemon balm and prickly pear sour

The Recap! 

If you missed the live video, we included it here in this blog post. Check it out to learn a few of our favorite tips and tricks along the way!