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Square One Botanical

 

Square One Botanical is a bold organic rye spirit, infused with a striking blend of eight organic botanicals - pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander and citrus peel.  This enticing composition of organic fruit, floral and herbs offers a seductive taste experience in cocktails. 


YouTube Cocktail Demo:  Allison Evanow demonstrates how to mix Peaches and Herb and our Botanical Lemon Drop cocktail (recipes below).


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Square One Botanical cocktail recipe sheet
Delicious and easy to mix Botanical cocktail recipes

 

 

Peaches & Herb

Lots of ice and ripe peach make this the perfect smash cocktail on a warm summer's eve.

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2 oz. Square One Botanical

3 lemon verbena leaves

1 thick slice of ripe white peach

1/4 oz. lemon juice

1/4 oz. organic agave nectar

1 dash Fee's Peach Bitters or Peychaud's bitters

1 thin slice of peach and 1 lemon verbena leaf for garnish.

(Credit: Allison Evanow)

Muddle lemon verbena and peach in rocks glass.  Add lemon juice and agave nectar and top with lots of crushed ice.  Pour Square One Botanical over crushed ice and stir well with a bar spoon.  Garnish with a thin peach slice and lemon verbena leaf. 

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Pear of Roses

In this appetizing cocktail, we focus on the pear, rose, and rosemary botanicals found in Square One Botanical.

 

1.5 oz. Square One Botanical

.5 oz. Meyer lemon juice

3 inches of rosemary leaves

1 oz. of pear juice or muddle 1/3 chopped, ripe pear

.25 oz. lavender syrup* or agave nectar

small rosemary sprig and Meyer lemon wheel for garnish

 

(Credit: H. Joseph Ehrmann, Mixologist and Square One Brand Ambassador)

Strip 3 inches of rosemary leaves into a mixing glass and muddle lightly.  Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.  Shake well and double strain straight up into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig pulled through a Meyer lemon wheel. OPTION: Serve tall, on the rocks, and top with soda.

*Lavender Syrup: In a small saucepan, boil 1 cup of water and add 2 tablespoons of lavender flower buds. Boil for 4 - 5 minutes and dissolve 1 cup of sugar into the mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a sieve into a container and refrigerate.

 

 

 

Blackberry Shrub

 

Grab a basket of fresh organic blackberries and try your hand at making a delicious shrub syrup.

 

1 1/2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/2 oz. Rhum Clement Premiere Canne

1/2 oz. blackberry shrub syrup

1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

ginger beer

2 sprigs of rosemary

2 blackberries for garnish

(Credit:  Allison Evanow)

In a mixing glass, add leaves of one-inch sprig of rosemary and all ingredients except ginger beer.  Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.  Topw with ginger beer.  Garnish with a rosemary sprig with two blackberries speared onto stem. 

Shrub Syrup:  In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 cups of blackberries until reduced to 2 cups. Strain out the berries.  (Reserve whole berries and freeze them for garnish.) Put berry syrup back into pan.  Add 1 cup of balsamic vinegar and simmer on medium low for 20 minutes. Transfer to a container and refrigerate.

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Fall Snap

Robust spirits combined with the herb and floral complexity of Square One Botanical.

 

1.5 oz. Square One Botanical

.5 oz. Four Rose Single Barrel (or other high-rye bourbon or rye whiskey)

.25 oz. of St. Elizabeth All-Spice Dram

.25 oz. demerara syrup (or dark agave nectar)

 

 

Stir all ingredients with ice for 45 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin slice of pear..

 

 

Euro Cosmo

 

Try this cocktail with real cranberry juice. Delicious any time of year.

 

1 1/2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur

1 - 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice

1/4 oz. fresh lime juice

agave syrup to taste

 

(Credit:  Allison Evanow)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

 

Vesper Royale

Square One Botanical is beautiful in spirit forward cocktails, such as this spin on the Vesper.

 

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1 oz. Square One Organic Vodka

1/2 oz. Tempus Fugit - Kina L'Avion D'Or (or Lillet Blanc)

 

Stir all ingredients with ice for 45 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange or lemon twist. 

 

Wild, Wild Life

Cilantro's brightness in this simply refreshing cocktail.

 

1.75 oz. Square One Botanical

.25 oz. Square One Organic Vodka

2oz. Pineapple Juice

handful of fresh cilantro

 

(Credit: Meryll Cawn, San Francisco)

Muddle cilantro at the bottom of a Collins glass.  Add spirits and stir.  Add ice and juice and stir again.  Garnish with a pineapple chunk with a cilantro leaf on a skewer.

 

 

Ginger & Ginger

Rico Wisner of Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington DC created this recipe as part of the Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year competition. 

 

1 oz. Square One Botanical

1 oz. Domaine de Canton

3/4 oz. J Pear liqueur

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. honey cactus powder

3 slices Seckle pear

1/2 oz. Brut champagne

 

(Credit: Rico Wisner, Mixologist, Washington D.C.)

Muddle Seckle pear and honey cactus powder together with lemon juice.  Add Domaine de Canton, Square One Botanical, J Pear, and ice.  Shake ingredients together, double strain through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer into a chilled saucier.  Top with champagne.  Garnish with slice of poached (in 2:1:1 water:canton:cactus powder) Seckle pear.

 

Morning Dew

Armsby Abbey in Worcester, Massachusetts created this refreshing martini featuring Square One Botanical.  This cocktail is a beautiful bouquet of fruit blossoms and herbs. 

 

1 1/2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/2 oz. Hanger One Mandarin Blossom  Vodka

1/2 oz. CITRY Orange Liqueur

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

1 1/2 Mightly Leaf Chamomile-Citrus Tea

Mist of orange flower water

Edible flower as garnish

 

(Credit: Sherri M. Sadowski)

Mist a chilled martini glass with orange flower water.  Pour all cocktail ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice.  Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish with floating edible flower.

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Botanical Punch

Square One Botanical's fruit and floral qualities are heightened in this riff on the classic Pimm's Punch. 

 

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1 oz. Pimm's #1

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. agave nectar

2 strawberries

2 slices cucumber

2 sprigs of mint

ginger ale or ginger beer

 

Muddle 1 strawberry, 1 mint sprig and 2 cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker.  Add other ingredients (except ginger beer) and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.  Top with ginger ale/beer.  Garnish with mint, strawberry and cucumber wheel.

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Rose 75

An American spin to the French 75.

1.5 oz Square One Botanical

.5 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice

.5 oz. Sonoma Syrup Co. Lavender Syrup

2 oz. California rose sparkling wine

 

Shake all ingredients, except champagne, in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Strain into a champagne flute and top with rose sparkling wine.

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Botanical Lemon Drop

Square One Botanical presents an uptown version of the popular, and easy to prepare, Lemon Drop.

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2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz. organic agave nectar

1/2 bar spoon of Absinthe

 

Pour absinthe into a chilled cocktail glass, swirl to coat the glass and shake out excess. Pour all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake hard and strain.  Garnish with lemon twist. 

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The Italian Stone

 

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1 oz. Apricot Liqueur

1/4 to 1/2 oz. organic agave nectar

.25 oz. Balsamic vinegar

lemon twist as garnish

(Credit: H. Joseph Ehrmann)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.  Stir with a bar spoon, and pour into a chilled martini glass. 

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Flower Sour

A floral riff on the classic Sour cocktail.

1.5 oz. Square One Botanical

1 egg white

1/4 to 1/2 oz. organic agave nectar

1 oz. Sonoma Syrup Co. Lavender Syrup

5 - 6 kumquats

Regan's Orange Bitters as garnish

(Credit: H. Joseph Ehrmann)

In a mixing glass muddle the kumquats.  Add the other ingredients, and dry shake (no ice) for 5 seconds.  Add ice and shake well for 10 seconds.  Strain over fresh ice and garnish with a few drops of Regan's Orange Bitters. 

Variations: Substitute the kumquats for other citrus, like 1 oz. of blood orange juice, Eureka lemon juice, or Meyer lemon juice (cut syrup back by 1/4 oz.) Or try 1/2 oz. eaach of lemon and lime juice. 

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Botanical Basil Gimlet

The popular Basil Gimlet cocktail also works beautifully with Square One Botanical.

 

4-5 leaves of basil, torn (also try Thai or Lemon Basil)

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. organic agave nectar

In a mixing cup muddle basil briefly with a muddling stick or back of a wooden spoon. Add crushed ice and other ingredients. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. No need for a garnish as little bits of basil will be floating in the cocktail.

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Pink Peppercorn

Pink Peppercorns add appetizing complexity to this delicious combination of Square One Botanical, fresh lime juice and rich agave nectar. .

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/4 tsp. pink peppercorns

1/2 oz. agave nectar

1 oz. fresh lime juice

lime wheel and pink peppercorns for garnish

(Credit: Allison Evanow)

 

Muddle peppercorns in a mixing glass.  Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice.  Double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.  Garnish with a lime wheel and peppercorns. 

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Italian Lemonade

Refreshing and appetizing, without excessive sweetness. 

1 1/2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/2 oz. Aperol

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/4 oz. organic agave nectar or simple syrup

Club Soda

 

(Credit:  Allison Evanow)

Place all ingredients into a Collins glass with ice.  Stir with a spoon and garnish with cherry and or orange slice.

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Negrini

A modern Botanical riff on the classic Negroni cocktail.  Especially well suited for people who like a sophisticated dry spirit-driven cocktail.

2 oz. Square One Botanical

1/4 oz. Campari

1/4 oz. high-quality sweet red vermouth

(Credit: Allison Evanow)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake briefly and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

 

 

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