Cool, Crafted Cocktails

Photography by Mark o. Ramirez

Southern belle Bourbon Punch

  • 12 ounces Jefferson Reserve “Cabernet Cask Finished”  Small
  • Batch bourbon
  • 5 ounces raspberry syrup
  • 4.5 ounces Campari
  • 3 ounces lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • 2.5 ounces ginger syrup
  • 16 ounces dry sparkling wine

Napa Cafe

Glenda Hastings

In a glass pitcher, combine bourbon, Campari, raspberry syrup, ginger syrup, and lemon juice. Stir well with some ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir again; add more ice. Garnish with fresh raspberry and spearmint.

Serves 8 to 10.

On August 21st, Napa Cafe will begin a Happier Hour with popular priced wine, cocktails and a champagne bar. They will also offer cheese and charcuterie, small plates, and a snack menu. Happier Hour will be offered Monday – Friday 5:00pm til close.

The Girl Next Door

  • 1.5 ounces watermelon vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • dash of watermelon purée 
  • splash of lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup


Cassie Burroughs

Turn in a shaker tin to combine, and pour into a highball glass filled with ice to serve. 


Owen Brennan’s offers drink specials to start the week off right with $7 Martini Monday. To celebrate making it to the weekend, they offer 5Wines for $5 on Friday’s? Both specials are offered 4:30pm-6pm. 

Benny Mezcal

  • ounces Jose Cuervo Traditional Tequila
  • 5 ounces blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce jalapeno agave syrup
  • Spash Grand Marnier

Interim Restaurant & Bar

Ben Rhea

Mix in a shaker and serve in a chilled glass with a squeeze of lime 


The Interim Bar now opens at 4:30 for small plates and drinks. A “Champagne and Oysters” Sunset Hours kick-off is September 13th at 4:30pm, featuring champagne flights and oyster pairings 

Stoli Doli

  • 2 fresh pineapples
  • 1 liter of Stoli Vodka

The Capital Grille

Amandalyn Wallace (Mandy)

Skin pineapples and dice into desired shape (Mandi uses hexagons) and submerge in vodka. Allow to sit at room temperature for 5-7 days. The longer the mixture sits, the sweeter the final cocktail. The vodka is ready when it acquires a golden hue. Strain the vodka into desired glass container for serving, disposing of pineapples that have had all flavor extracted. Serve shaken and straight up in a martini glass


The Capital Grille is featuring a summer wine event, The Generous Pour: tastings of 7 critically acclaimed wines for only $28 with dinner.

Live at the Garden Cocktail

  • 1 ounce Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce Créme de Violette
  • 1/4 ounce Canton Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 splash house-made orange/lavender bitters

Itta Bena

David Bennett

Mix ingredients, top with Prosecco, and garnish with fresh basil

The cocktail was inspired by the summer concert series at the Memphis Botanic Garden, hence all of the floral ingredients. David grows all of the herbs on the Itta Bena rooftop, and they are used exclusively in the libation creations he serves.

Itta Bena is located above B.B Kings Blues Club on the historic Beale Street, and opens daily at 5pm-10pm.

Pink Cadillac

  • 1 1/2 ounce Old Dominick Honeybell Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce Cranberry juice
  • 1/4 ounce Lime juice 

Bleu Restaurant & Lounge

Siedah Milam

Mix ingredients in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a fresh lime juice.

The Lounge is open daily 11am-11pm with Happy Hour Special 11am-6pm and free valet parking.

Pollinate Me

  • 2 ounces Honeysuckle Vodka
  • 1 1/3 ounces Elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice

Erling Jensen

Maggie McLendon

Mix and shake hard in a shaker, serve up (chilled); garnish with an edible flower of your choice and a fresh berry.

Erling Jensen serves nightly 5pm-10pm, and they offer a special Friday Wine Dinner with three courses paired with fine wine selections.

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