Steal This Recipe | Cocktail Edition

illustrations Katie Risor

We know the buzz of New Year’s is long gone, but there’s no reason not to host a sophisticated cocktail party at home to celebrate the best things in life: Good friends, a new job, Fridays. We asked three of our favorite cocktail spots in Plano if they’d share a recipe with our readers. Clink, clink!

Jack Smash // illustrations Katie Risor
Jack Smash // illustrations Katie Risor

Jack Smash from Scruffy Duffies


  • 2 oz. Jack Daniels
  • 5 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. blueberry juice
  • Splash of Sprite
  • Pinch of mint leaves


  1. Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add ice and shake
  3. Strain over fresh ice in glass
  4. Top with Sprite
  5. Garnish with mint leaves
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Tennessee Stud
Tennessee Stud

Tennessee Stud from Whiskey Cake


  • 1/2 oz. honey
  • 1/2 oz. water
  • 2 oz. Tennessee whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 dash of angostura bitters
  • Orange peels
  • Lemon peels


  1. Add honey and water to a small saucepan
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat and stir until honey is dissolved
  3. Allow honey syrup to cool
  4. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker (except for peels)
  5. Add ice and shake
  6. Strain over fresh ice in glass
  7. Garnish with orange and lemon peels
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Window Shopper
Window Shopper

Window Shopper from Prim and Proper at Neighborhood Goods


  • Handful of raspberries, strawberries and blackberries
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Splash of water
  • 1 oz. Ketel One vodka
  • Splash of triple sec
  • Splash of St. Germain
  • 1/8 tsp. bitters
  • Splash of champagne
  • Lime slice


  1. Blend berries, lemon juice and water together to make berry purée
  2. Measure 1/4 oz. of berry purée for cocktail
  3. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker (except champagne and lime)
  4. Add ice and shake
  5. Strain into champagne flute
  6. Add splash of champagne
  7. Garnish with lime slice and raspberry
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