Friday Night Cocktails: Old Friends

Giving thanks for family and old friends is the essence of the Thanksgiving holiday. This has inspired us to explore the family of “Old Friend” cocktails. Each cocktail contains freshly squeezed Florida pink grapefruit juice (always strained) and a bitter liqueur. Two feature dry gin and two respado mezcal. Campari is the classic Italian bitter featured in most of the recipes. St. Germain is the classic elder flower liqueur featured in some of the recipes. The Freise Corner Bar original My Friend Iris substitutes Gran Classico by Tempus Fugit and a unique Iris Liqueur. If floral liqueurs are not in your bar stock, the Old Acquaintance substitutes freshly squeeze lime juice and simple syrup for the floral liqueur.

My Old Friend Iris
An original Freise Corner Bar creation adds a fresh new twist to the classic Old Friend cocktail. Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Gran Classico Bitter, Iris liqueur and respado mezcal make this cocktail smokey, slightly bitter and sweet with a touch of floral.
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Old Mexican Friend
Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari, elder flower liqueur and mezcal make this cocktail smokey, bitter and sweet with a touch of floral.
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Old Friend
Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari, elder flower liqueur and gin make this cocktail more bitter than sweet with a touch of floral.
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Old Acquaintance
Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari and gin make this cocktail more bitter than sweet.
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My Old Friend Iris

My Old Friend Iris

An original Freise Corner Bar creation adds a fresh new twist to the classic Old Friend cocktail. Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Gran Classico Bitter, Iris liqueur and respado mezcal make this cocktail smokey, slightly bitter and sweet with a touch of floral.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • oz Mezcal Respado
  • ¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice Florida Grapefruit is the best
  • ½ oz Gran Classico Bitter Tempus Fugit
  • ½ oz Iris Liqueur
  • 1 Grapefruit Swathe

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a Grapefruit Swathe.

Video

Keyword gran classico, grapefruit juice, iris liqueur, mezcal
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Old Mexican Friend

Old Mexican Friend

Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari, elder flower liqueur and mezcal make this cocktail smokey, bitter and sweet with a touch of floral.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • oz Mezcal Respado
  • ¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice Florida Grapefruit is the best
  • ½ oz Campari
  • ½ oz Elder Flower Liqueur
  • 1 Grapefruit Swathe

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a Grapefruit Swathe.
Keyword Campari, elder flower liquier, grapefruit juice, mezcal
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Old Friend

Old Friend

Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari, elder flower liqueur and gin make this cocktail more bitter than sweet with a touch of floral.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • oz Dry Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice Florida Grapefruit is the best
  • ½ oz Campari
  • ½ oz Elder Flower Liqueur
  • 1 Grapefruit Swathe

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a Grapefruit Swathe.

Video

Keyword Campari, elder flower liquier, gin, grapefruit juice
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Old Acquaintance

Old Acquaintance

Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, Campari and gin make this cocktail more bitter than sweet.
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Servings 1 Cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Coupe Glass

Ingredients
  

  • oz Dry Gin
  • ¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice Florida Grapefruit is the best
  • ½ oz Campari
  • ½ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup equal parts of cane sugar and water
  • 1 Grapefruit Swathe

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a Grapefruit Swathe.
Keyword Campari, gin, grapefruit juice
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