The Colorado Orchard Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Colorado Orchard Cocktail
Courtesy of Art and Soul

The Colorado Orchid cocktail

The Colorado Orchid cocktail, made in honor of the 2012 presidential election's swing states, is an homage to the Centennial State. Try it at D.C. hot spot Artbar, at Art Smith's Art and Soul. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces Cape Rock Gin
  • 1/2 Ounce St. Germain
  • Splash lime juice
  • Small bunch of Thai basil
  • Paul Louis Sparkling Wine (topper)


Muddle basil with Cape Rock Gin. Add St. Germain and lime. Shake it and pour into a Collins glass. Top off with sparkling wine.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.