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3/20/2024 8:21:14 PM by Daniel Ferrara

French Martini

The French Martini is a vodka-based cocktail. However, contrary to its name, the French Martini doesn’t actually have a long history in France. The drink was first created in the late 1980s by a bartender named Keith McNally in New York City, New York.

McNally created the French Martini as a twist on the classic Martini, which typically consists of gin and vermouth. He replaced the gin with vodka and added Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, then topped it with splash of pineapple and a subtle hint of lemon to give the drink a sweet and fruity twist.

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7/22/2023 4:02:26 PM by ALGCC

July 2023

Ranch Water – The Texas Cocktail for Summer

Ah, those lazy, hazy days of summer – when all you want to do is lounge around on an enclosed porch, or beat it to a covered pavilion, so you can enjoy the day but get out of the heat.  If you’re at this point of your day, and you discover you are parched and in need of refreshment, look no further than the featured cocktail of the summer: Ranch Water.

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3/30/2023 1:13:36 PM by ALGCC

January 2023: The Alto Sazerac

The Alto Sazerac

Click the link the learn about the history of the Sazerac cocktail and get our signature Alto Sazerac recipe.

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2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM by ALGCC

February 2023: Alto Blood Orange Mimosa

Sometimes things taste better than they sound.  Take blood oranges, for example.  The name is a little grisly, but these sweet citrus fruits don’t actually live up to their name.  Although they originated in Sicily in the 1600s, the blood oranges we get in the States are grown mostly in Florida, Texas, and California.  They are a little smaller than standard oranges, with vibrant maroon, dark pink, or deep red inner flesh. 

Click the link for the full February Mixology Blog, and Alto's Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe.

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12/1/2022 1:38:55 AM by Daniel Ferarra

The Chocolate Martini

The Chocolate Martini was invented in 1955 in America. A recent invention in comparison to other martinis, it was created by none other than the legendary film stars of Hollywood, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, when they happened to come together during the making of the film “Giant” in Marfa, Texas.

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