When it comes to drinks, some people think it’s best to stick to the traditional way of doing things. While there is something to be said of original recipes that have existed for decades, this can get a little boring. There are so many great flavors and ingredients to try out, so at Grico’s South, we believe in developing new and exciting takes on classic cocktails. We offer a great drink menu that all of our guests are sure to love, including these modern takes on classic cocktails.
Blood Orange Cosmo
Classic cocktails don’t have to only include those that you could’ve ordered in an 1850’s bar. Cosmopolitans are widely seen as a modern drink already, although different variations have been around much longer. While cosmos became all the rage in the 1990s thanks to Carrie Bradshaw, their popularity has arguably earned them the right to be called a classic.
While a traditional cosmo consists of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice, ours uses blood orange vodka, fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice. This still has the sour, citrusy taste you expect from a cosmo, but with a more unique flavor.
Salted Caramel Old Fashioned
The old fashioned got its name due to people during the 1800s ordering to have their drinks made “the old fashioned way,” rather than the new methods that bartenders were beginning to use. A traditional old fashioned is made with whiskey, sugar, water, and bitters, a fairly straightforward, no-nonsense recipe. 19th-century bar-goers might have been against new drinks, but at Grico’s South, we knew there were ways to make this drink even better. Our Salted Caramel Old Fashioned uses bourbon, salted caramel, muddled orange and cherries, bitters, and Kraken Rum for a delicious, modern twist.
The Moscow mule didn’t originate in Moscow, stories trace the drink back to Los Angeles and New York. In one story, Moscow mules were created in an effort to sell more ginger beer and vodka. Another popular story believes that Moscow mules were invented by a bartender to clear out his excess supply of ginger beer and vodka. A traditional Moscow mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. Our pomegranate mule is very similar to the original Moscow mule but also contains PAMA Liqueur and rosemary.
Strawberry Basil Mojito
Few cocktails are as refreshing as a mojito. Known for its citrusy, herbaceous taste, this drink originated in Havana, Cuba. It’s possible that early variations of the mojito date back to the 1500s, when it may have been used as a medicine to help prevent scurvy. Others claim that the drink was invented by the Africans who worked in Cuban sugar cane fields. Mojitos have been popular for generations, and include famous fans like Ernest Hemingway. The classic mojito that’s popular today contains white rum, soda water, lime juice, mint, and sugar. At Grico’s South, we’ve added strawberry puree and muddled basil to make this classic even more refreshing.
Find Your New Favorite Cocktail at Grico’s South
You might think you have a favorite drink, but if you haven’t tried our cocktails at Grico’s South, you could be missing out on something even better. We’re always looking for new ways to make drinks and dishes great, and these are just a few of the options we offer.
Make your reservations today to stop by Grico’s South for drinks in Nanticoke.