We were inspired to make cocktails, but with an Old Pueblo twist.

With the help of friends and our dreamy bartender Noah Meyer, we made two Tucson-inspired cocktails with our favorite Arizona-born whiskey. And you can too.

The first is The Open House margarita with clear Whiskey Del Bac mixed with maraschino liqueur, simple syrup, grapefruit, and lemon. The other is our Corona de Tucson made with the classic Whiskey Del Bac with sweet vermouth, ancho chile liqueur, coffee and orange bitters.

They’re easy to make and they’ll definitely impress your guests. Here are the full recipes:

The Open House

  Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Whiskey Del Bac – Clear
  • 0.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
  • Squeeze of lemon

Directions:

Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker, add ice, shake like hell. Serve up in a cocktail coupe. Adjust the simple syrup based on how sweet or tart the grapefruits are.

Corona de Tucson

  Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Ingredients:     

  • 1.5 oz. Whiskey Del Bac – Classic
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.25 oz. Ancho chile Liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. Coffee
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and stir to chill with solid cubed ice. Strain out into a cocktail glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Mt.Lemmon-ade

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Ingredients:

  • Three Wells Mt.Lemmon Gin
  • Ginger
  • Lemon 
  • Rosemary
  • Simple Syrup
  • Orange liqueur

Directions

Add all ingredients into a shaker to your liking and shake well. Add rosemary for a garnish!

  Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Photo Courtesy of Erin Brockel Photography

Cheers!