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The Spring Cup

Scotch in a spring cocktail? Yes, and it’s oh so pleasant, due to Dana Richardson’s ingenious approach to The Spring Cup

Groovy mixologisy, Dana Richardson of TAG Restaurant in Denver, shares, “scotch is usually seen as a winter drink, but the grapefruit notes in the Spring Cup lighten it up to make a refreshing spring cocktail.”


  • 1 1/2 whisky, like The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 3/4 Ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 Ounce vermouth, such as Dolin Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 Ounce grenadine
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • basil
  • tangerine slices, garnish (optional)
  • grapefruit slices garnish (optional)
  • cherries, garnish (optional)


Shake all ingredients and serve in a coupe glass.

Garnish with basil, tangerine or grapefruit slices and a cherry.