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Garden to Glass

Elevate Your Event with Cocktails by Tipsy Tin

Owned by Penny Chevalley, Tipsy Tin, is a leader in the local wedding and event community. Operating primarily from a fleet of trailers converted into mobile bars, Tipsy Tin is known for their signature garden-to-glass cocktails. By infusing locally grown herbs and botanicals into their cocktails, Penny has crafted a cocktail menu that is truly one of a kind. Here, she shares recipes for some of her most requested fall-inspired libations.

Amarillo Punch

  • 1 oz. Malibu coconut rum
  • ¾ oz. peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Garnish Options: cherries or orange Slices
  1. Mix rum, peach Schnapps, orange and pineapple Juices in a shaker and fill with ice. 
  2. Shake until the shaker is chilled. 
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice. 
  4. Drizzle grenadine on top of cocktail, it will float to the bottom. 
  5. Garnish with cherries and orange slices.

Witches Brew

  • 2 oz. Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • Soda water (or lemon lime soda)
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish Options: dehydrated blood orange slices
  1. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
  2. Next, add the Blue Curacao followed by the lemon juice.
  3. Then add the gin and top with soda.
  4. Pour all the ingredients gently, especially the soda as otherwise the drink will not layer. If you naturally have a heavy hand, then pour the ingredients over the back of a spoon to help you pour gently.

Apple Cider Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz. fresh apple cider (Quality is key.)
  • 2 oz. bourbon (or whiskey)
  • ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Garnish options: fresh apple slices, cinnamon sticks, dehydrated orange slices, or Luxardo cherries
  1. Combine apple cider, brown sugar, and bitters. 
  2. Stir together in a low-ball glass until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add ice and bourbon or whiskey.
  4. Top with garnishes, any combination can be used for a fall twist!

Midnight Margarita

  • 2 oz. Mezcal (or Blanco/Silver Tequila)
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. agave nectar
  • 8-10 fresh blackberries
  • 2 sage leaves, torn
  1. Rim glass with sugar or salt (to your preference) and fill with ice. 
  2. Combine blackberries, sage leaves, agave nectar, and lime juice in cocktail shaker and muddle until blackberries are well smashed.
  3. Add ice, Mezcal (or tequila) and pomegranate juice to cocktail shaker and shake until cold.
  4. Strain over glass.

Blackberry Speakeasy

  • 1 ½ oz. Bulleit rye whiskey
  • 1 ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. vanilla blackberry & rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  1. In cocktail shaker, add 2 oz of simple syrup, lemon juice and rye whiskey. 
  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake until chilled. 
  3. Strain into a lowball glass with ice sphere or cube. 

Vanilla Blackberry & Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 ½ c. fresh blackberries
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (homemade or store-bought)
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, sugar, blackberries, rosemary and vanilla extract. 
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and mashing blackberries as you go.
  3. Once at a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring to keep it from burning. 
  4. Place strainer over a heat proof bowl and pour contents of saucepan through. 
  5. Use a rubber spatula to press all the juice out of berries and discard pulp.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic and place in fridge to cool. 
  7. You can also store it in a swing-top bottle for about a month.

Full Moon-Tini

  • 1 ½ oz. gin
  • ½ tsp food-grade activated charcoal powder
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • soda water
  • Decorative Element: Add a large ice sphere for a floating moon effect. 
  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the charcoal powder, pineapple juice and stir until dissolved. (Note: Activated charcoal can affect some medications, so please use with caution. It is okay to leave out and sub for a food grade sparkle dust for a similar effect.)
  2. Add remaining ingredients except soda water to shaker with ice and shake until chilled and combined. 
  3. Strain into a coupe glass and top with soda water to taste.