Common Man Ginger Root Infused Vodka from Tamworth Distilling

7 Signature Cocktail Recipes to Bring Home with You

Set aside the hot toddies — when the snow finally melts and sunny days become our new normal, it’s time to whip up the cool-down drinks. We’re pretty fortunate to have plenty of places to clink glasses to balmy sunshine right here at Mill Falls. Want to join in? Savor those lakeside memories over a few cocktail recipes from The Common Man and Tamworth Distilling. After all, spirits make the best souvenirs, right?

Libations by the Lake: 7 Signature Cocktail Recipes to Bring Home

Trying cocktail recipes with three cocktail glasses and a pitcher.Maine Squeeze

On a summer day, there are few things as satisfying as biting into a juicy Maine blueberry. This signature cocktail recipe, served at all Common Man locations, combines the best tastes of a New England summer in a glass.

1.5 oz. Cold River Blueberry Vodka
4-5 fresh blueberries, muddled
4 oz. fresh lemonade
Lemon wedge for garnish

How to Make It: Muddle blueberries in a glass. Add blueberries, Cold River blueberry vodka, and lemonade to a shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into your glass, garnished with a lemon wedge. Want to give it a little upgrade? Take a tip from the pros and add a couple mint leaves.

Lago Al Fresca

Officially hit refresh after a long day exploring the Lakes Region with this gluten-free signature drink from Lago. Elderflower and grapefruit create a fruity, flavorful combination with a splash of Sprite to bring a bit of bubbly into the mix.

1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
.5 oz. Chase Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. grapefruit juice
2.5 oz. Sprite
Lime for garnish

How to Make It: Combine vodka, elderflower liqueur, and grapefruit juice in a glass with ice. This can be shaken or stirred to your preference. Top the drink off with Sprite and garnish with a lime.

The Buzz

To really try your hand at mastering mixology skills, give Camp’s upgraded espresso martini a shot and create your own vanilla bean-infused vodka.

2 oz. Madagascar Vanilla Bean-infused Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
1 oz. Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
.5 oz. burnt caramel espresso syrup

How to Make It: Combine all ingredients over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and enjoy.

* Vanilla Bean-Infused Tito’s Directions: Pour vodka into a glass-lidded bottle and add vanilla bean (sliced in half). Close the bottle and let ingredients infuse for one to two weeks (depending on your preference) in a cool, dark place. Gently shake every other day. Vodka will be ready to serve within seven to 10 days.

Chamomile Tea-ni

As the nights get warmer, the nightcap drinks get more creative. This Lakehouse tea cocktail upgrades your typical cup of chamomile with fresh botanical and herbal tastes. Sweeten the deal the Granite State way by using fresh New Hampshire honey.

1 oz. Chilled chamomile tea
2 oz. The Botanist Gin
1 oz. Drambuie
.5 oz. honey
1 fresh lemon wedge

How to Make It: Combine all ingredients with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a martini glass. Add another dash of honey if you’d prefer a drink on the sweeter side.

Cocktail Recipes From Tamworth Distilling

Common Man Ginger Root Infused Vodka from Tamworth Distilling

Common Man Ginger Root Infused Vodka from Tamworth Distilling

Want to get your hands (or taste buds) on some vodka made and named just for The Common Man restaurants? Tamworth Distilling whipped them up a proprietary vodka infused with ginger root to give specialty cocktails that extra zing. Better yet, guests of Mill Falls can take advantage of a free tasting — and if you like what you sip, cash in on $10 off any bottle purchase with your proof of stay, and you’re on your way to making one of the following cocktail recipes.

Ginger Basil Martini

The refreshing flavors of basil and elderflower come head-to-head with the bite of ginger root vodka and lime in this new martini mixup, perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening.  

6 basil leaves
2 lime wedges
.75 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
1.5 oz. Tamworth Distilling Common Man Ginger Root Vodka

How to Make It: Muddle basil leaves and lime wedges in a glass. Add elderflower liqueur and vodka to a shaker, then fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf on top.   

Ginger Thyme

Looking for a way to take that lemonade recipe to the next level? Stir up this quick and easy 3-ingredient cocktail in time for the next big backyard get-together.

2 oz. Tamworth Distilling Common Man Ginger Root Vodka
.5 oz. thyme simple syrup*
Fresh lemonade

How to Make It: In a glass, combine vodka, thyme simple syrup, lemonade, and ice. Shake well and serve with a sprig of fresh thyme.

* Thyme Simple Syrup Directions: In a small saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 5 sprigs of fresh thyme. Bring everything to a boil and let simmer, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and the liquid starts to thicken. Remove from heat and strain. Let cool completely before using.

Ginger Bee

Whether you’re rounding out a week of vacation by the lake or unwinding by a fire pit back home, end the day on a sweet note with Tamworth Distilling’s Ginger Bee cocktail recipe.

.25 oz. honey
2 oz. Tamworth Distilling Common Man Ginger Root Vodka
2 lemon wedges
Soda water

How to Make It: Combine honey, vodka, and lemon wedges in a glass. Muddle, add ice, and shake well. Top the drink off with a splash of soda water.

Before you decide which of these spring cocktail recipes to shake up on your own, sample the real deal during a visit to Mill Falls. Because as fun as being a mixologist back home can be, kicking back and letting someone serve you a fresh summer sipper is what a getaway is all about.  

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