Shake Up Union Market District’s Favorite Cocktails at Home

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Let’s be honest. This is a great time for cocktails. Welcome to the age of the Virtual Happy Hour! While we may not be able to gather at a bar with friends, we can make a Zoom meet up a little more fun by inventing cocktails of our own, or recreating some of the area’s favorites! We have gathered some recipes to make drinks at home which mimic some of the best loved cocktails in the Union Market District. If you’re missing an ingredient, skip it, or try substituting something you have. Your spin on a classic may become a new favorite among your friends!

Here are some familiar Union Market hangouts you might be missing right now, and a corresponding recipe for a cocktail reminiscent of one of their popular drinks.

Coconut Club

THEIR COCKTAIL: Yas Queen’s Park Swizzle — made with Cotton and Reed mango rum, coconut water syrup, lime, mint, and allspice dram

TRY THIS: Mango Mojito – made with mint, lime, and of course, mango

Buffalo and Bergen

THEIR COCKTAIL: Baby Yoda – Silencio Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Emerald Pluot, lime

TRY THIS: Naked and Famous

  • ¾ oz. mezcal
  • ¾ oz. chartreuse
  • ¾ oz. Aperol
  • ¾ oz. lime juice


THEIR COCKTAIL: Burn the Midnight Oil - an after dinner drink, made with espresso, averna, Wheatly vodka, and Lucano Cordial Caffe

TRY THIS: Espresso Martini

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 shot Italian espresso
  • 1/2 oz. averna amaro
  • 1/2 oz. Bailey's
  • 1/2 oz. chocolate liqueur


THEIR COCKTAIL: Sugar & Spice – habanero infused vodka, passion fruit, citrus

TRY THIS: Passion Fruit Martini

  • 2 oz. vodka (habanero infused optional)
  • 2 oz. passion fruit puree or nectar
  • 2 oz. simple syrup

THEIR COCKTAIL: Sugitama – Suntory Toki whiskey, cedar, umeshu, sakura water

TRY THIS: Ume Highball – “A refreshing and bold cocktail honoring the Japanese love for the whiskey highball, this variation features whisky, umeshu, soda, and a little ginger.”

Last Call

THEIR COCKTAIL: Orange Crush – Skyy Blood Orange Vodka, orange, lemon, orange soda

TRY THIS: Orange Soda Driver

  • 2 ¼ oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. orange soda
  • 1 oz. orange juice

Courtesy of O-Ku Sushi

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