It’s an exciting time for all the golf-nuts out there! The pros are getting ready to tee off for this year’s first major championship, The Masters, held in Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite most classic golf-themed cocktails.
Mix up any one of these for yourself (or your caddie) and your Masters celebration is sure to be a hole-in-one!
The Azalea is arguably the most famous Masters of Augusta cocktails. It takes its name from the bushes that bloom during the Masters tournament. This classic golf cocktail is a breeze to whip up while you’re watching the tournament at home.
1 oz Lime or lemon juice
1 oz Pineapple juice
3 oz Dry Gin
Lime wheel for garnish
Mix lime or lemon juice, pineapple juice and gin in a cocktail shaker with ice. Add grenadine to get an azalea shade of pink. Shake then pour over ice into a highball glass.
The Scottish Links
We recommend using Glenmorangie for this cocktail. Its only fitting as this famous Scottish export has a long history intertwined with golf—specifically the Open Championship.
1 ½ oz Glenmorangie Original
½ oz Fresh lemon
¾ oz Chamomile honey
½ oz Fresh pink grapefruit
1/3 oz Manzanilla sherry
Shake and strain, then top with soda. Garnish with pink grapefruit and chamomile flowers (optional). Serve in a rocks glass.
1 ¼ oz Eden Mill Gin
½ oz of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
½ oz of Maraschino Liqueur
Dash of crème de violette (optional)
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Add the above ingredients (except cherry) to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled then strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry and enjoy!
Spiked Arnold Palmer
1 ½ oz Paolucci Limoncello Liqueur
1 oz Simple Sugar Syrup
1 oz Lemon juice
3 oz Freshly Brewed English Breakfast Tea (chilled)
Lemon Wheel for garnish
Fill serving glass with ice to its brim. Pour in Limoncello, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into serving glass and then pour in the cold tea. Stir, and garnish with lemon wheel.
That’s it for now! If you need help with ingredient recommendations, there’s no better place to go than your local Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods. Be sure to stock up before tee off time.