01 Aaron's Margarita

02 The Spicy Old Fashioned

03 The Simple Sangria

04 Sparkling Cherry Limeade

05 Colorado Bulldog

06 Quaalude Coffee

07 Presbyterian

08 Highlander a.k.a. Rob Roy


Aaron's Margarita


Yield: 1 cocktail

Time: 5 minutes


Agave nectar - 1/4 oz

Orange liqueur (I recommend DeKuyper's 03 Premium Orange Liqueur) - 1/2 oz

Freshly squeezed lime juice - 1 oz

Silver tequila (I recommend Legado Blanco) - 2 oz


Lime wedge


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and then add all ingredients except for the salt and lime wedge (I like to start with the agave nectar so that the other liquids rinse it out from the measuring jigger). Shakefor 20 seconds.

Prepare your serving glasses: rim the serving glass with the salt, and fill with ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass, and garnish with the lime wedge. Enjoy!

Aaron Walton '13

Haltom City, Texas


The Spicy Old Fashioned


Yield: 1 cocktail

Time: Depends on how many you’ve already had?


Bourbon - 2 oz.
Sir Winston’s Spiced Simple Syrup (from Amazon or www.StatesmanBeverage.Co)  - 1/3 oz
Maraschino Cherries or an Orange peel - to taste
Dashes of Bitters - optional


In a glass, muddle Sir Winston’s, a cherry, and bitters. Add bourbon and fill with ice. Stir 20 seconds. Rim the glass with orange peel. Most importantly … Enjoy!

Sir Winston’s Spiced Simple Syrup:  Amateur cocktail sommeliers will note the presence of cinnamon on the tongue and a subtle burn of chili pepper at the finish (not enough burn to cause alarm, but just enough to let you know it’s there). It is a complex balance of globally sourced organic spices that balance out darker spirits and enliven everyday standards like coffee or tea.

John Hall, '79

Nashville, Tennessee


The Simple Sangria


Yield:               How big is your glass?
Prep Time:      NOW!
Total Time:     Time is ticking …..


Dry Rose Wine - 1 bottle
Dry Red Wine - 1 bottle
Simply Orange Juice -
Sir Winston’s Spiced Simple Syrup (from Amazon or www.StatesmanBeverage.Co)  - 3/4 bottle (6 oz)
Add seasonal fruit (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, etc.)


Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl.  Give it a stir and serve over ice like punch … Enjoy!

John Hall, ’79

Nashville, Tennessee


Sparkling Cherry Limeade


1 1/4 oz. of your favorite vodka

Fill the glass with sparkling water/soda water/

tonic water

Add 1/2 oz. maraschino cherry juice

Add 1/2 oz. lime juice

Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Adam Penman, ’08

Little Rock, Arkansas


Colorado Bulldog



1 ½ oz. vodka

½ oz. coffee liqueur

1 oz. cream/half and half

Fill glass with Coke.

This is one of my favorite cocktails. It tastes like a Coke Float!

Adam Penman, ’08

Little Rock, Arkansas


Quaalude Coffee


2 oz. of your favorite vodka

2 oz. Frangelico/hazelnut liqueur

2 oz. coffee liqueur

2 oz. Irish cream

Stir all ingredients together and it should taste like an iced coffee.

This is good for sipping throughout the evening if you want to stick to only one drink. This is another one of my favorites!

Adam Penman, ’08

Little Rock, Arkansas





2 oz. Blended Scotch Whiskey (Dewars, JB, Johnny Walker)

Ginger Ale

Soda Water

Add Scotch to a highball glass over ice. Fill to top with equal parts ginger ale and soda water, or to taste.

Garnish with lemon wedge or twist.

Len Rayburn, ’91

Fountain Inn, South Carolina


Highlander a.k.a. Rob Roy