Drinking and golf really do go hand in hand. Whether you are stuffing beers in your golf bag at the turn or enjoying a well-mixed cocktail in the bar after the round, the two activities just go together.
So just in case you are looking to spice up your normal end of the week Friday happy-hour routine, here are 10 golf-inspired cocktails.
The Scottish Links
Mix up this light and fruity cocktail with 50ml Glenmorangie Original, 15ml fresh lemon, 20ml chamomile honey, 15ml fresh pink grapefruit juice, and 10ml Manzanilla sherry. To mix, shake and strain into a rocks glass, then top with soda. For a little extra twirl, garnish this drink with pink grapefruit & chamomile flowers – but don’t say we told you so.
The Tee Off
Step up to the tee with this cocktail which calls for 50ml of Glenmorangie Original along with 50ml of cold Earl Grey tea, 20ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of simple syrup, and finally bitter lemon. Shake all the ingredients, strain into a highball and then top it off with the bitter lemon. Garnish is optional, but it should be an orange twist if you’re feeling it.
First, knock it on in regulation. Then pour 50ml of your favorite gin, 15ml of St. Germain, 20ml of lime juice, 10 ml sugar syrup, and five fresh mint leaves. Throw it all together in a Boston shaker, with ice. Shake furiously for 10 seconds, followed by a double strain into a martini glass. You can’t birdie them all if you don’t birdie the first.
This drink will make you see two-under par. It calls for 35ml of Eden Mill Golf Gin, 12.5ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of Maraschino Liqueur, and an optional dash of crème de violette. Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until it is chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish. Drink it in, an eagle always goes down smooth.
The Bobby Jones
A timeless classic. Fill a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes. Add 1.5oz of brandy, 1/2oz of crème de cacao, and 1/4 tsp of grenadine. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice and shake away. Strain this mixture into a chilled tumbler and drink to a legend.
The John Daly
The John Daly is an adult twist on the great Arnold Palmer. Much like John Daly himself, this is quite a simple drink to make but it is a great one to enjoy after a long summer day grinding on the course. The exact measurements call for 2oz of lemonade, 2oz of iced tea, and a shot of vodka. But spiking store-bought Arizona Arnold Palmer will do the trick as well.
The Club Haus
Another very simple drink, the Club Haus stays true to its name as a crowd pleaser. Mix a shot of Black Haus blackberry schnapps with 4-5oz of club soda and pour it over some rocks. Kick your feet up after a round in style because however many over par you were doesn’t matter.
The Country Club Cooler
This mixer is another very refreshing beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day while you reflect on how many you just left out on the course. Start with 1/2 tsp of grenadine and mix it with soda water in a collins glass, then stir. Add ice and 2oz of dry vermouth. Top her off with more soda water and stir again, this time with a long bar spoon to really mix the ingredients together for optimal taste. Garnish with a lemon peel twist or orange slice. Isn’t that better?
The Hole in One
There have been 73 holes-in-one in the history of the Masters Tournament. This cocktail, however, was not one of them. Combine 1.5oz of scotch, 3/4oz sweet vermouth, 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and 1 dash of orange bitters in a shaker. Shake it up thoroughly and pour into a chilled glass. Enjoy this one with an orange garnish and an imaginary green jacket.
The Mother of Pearl
The Mother of Pearl is a unique twist on the gin and tonic and finds its place as the official drink of the Masters. It retains the gin and tonic base but adds in celery bitters for bright depth. A rim of celery salt and a dill frond garnish are excellent highlights that top off this drink unlike any other.