Celebrate 2018 With a Taste of Crimson

Celebrate 2018 With a Taste of Crimson

By Emily Raese

As part of our 2017 re-branding campaign, we hired an amazing Columbus local mixologist, Christina Basham, to help us create two custom cocktails to serve to clients during meetings. Since tomorrow is New Year's Eve, we thought we'd share these recipes with our friends and followers! Bring a little bit of the Crimson Experience with you into the New Year, with the Crimson Manhattan and the Crimson Bubbles Cocktail! (If you have a name idea for our second cocktail, let us know!) 

The Crimson Manhattan


The Crimson Manhattan is a honey-driven twist on the classic, featuring OYO Michelone Reserve Bourbon, OYO Barrel Aged Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka, and sweet vermouth.

Tasting notes: Booze forward, sweet yet balanced, complex, round in mouth, hints of oak and baking spices


2 oz  OYO Michelone Reserve Bourbon

.5 oz  OYO Barrel Aged Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka

.25 oz Sweet Vermouth (Cocchi Torino)

 2 dash Angostura Bitters

Method: Stirred

Glassware: Double old fashioned or rocks

Ice:  2" cubes

Garnish: 1-3 Luxardo Cherries

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In mixing glass, combine all spirit and bitters. Add ice and stir for 15-20 seconds. Strain into glass with ice and garnish. 


The Crimson Bubbles Cocktail (Still to be Named!)

The Crimson Bubbles Cocktail is a celebratory cocktail featuring OYO Stone Fruit Vodka, Pomegranate, Peach, and Brut Prosecco.

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Tasting notes: Effervescent, dry, tart yet balanced, fruity, elegant 

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1 oz       OYO Stone Fruit Vodka

.25 oz    Pomegranate Juice

2 dash   Fee Bros. Peach Bitters

Fill         Brut Prosecco

Method:  Shaken

Glassware:  Coupe or flute

Ice:  No ice

Garnish:  3-5 pomegranate seeds and/or edible flowers

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In mixing tin, combine vodka, juice and bitters. Add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into coupe, fill with bubbles, and garnish!