Crystal Springs Recipes

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Banana Nut Bread Martini

Banana Nut Bread Martini

1 oz Titos Handmade Vodka
1/2 oz Crème de Banana
1/2 oz Frangelico

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker.
Shake, then pour into cocktail glass and serve.

Garnish: Cinnamon Sugar rim

Glass: Martini



Candy Cane Martini

2 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
1 drop of peppermint oil (make sure it's only one drop, peppermint oil is strong)
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1/4 oz simple syrup (see recipe)

Shake ingredients, strain into a martini glass with a crushed candy cane rim.

Simple Syrup recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 cup hot water

Add sugar to hot water and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.

Garnish: Candy Cane rim: crush candy canes by putting a few in a strong zip-loc bag and break them up with a meat tenderizer, hammer, etc. until they resemble margarita salt.

Glass: martini glass

Mixologist: Max Hinojosa from Austin, Texas



Whiskey Chocolate Mousse

Measure/Weigh all of the ingredients
Have two heatproof bowls handy
(Yields: 4 cups)

4 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp instant coffee
2 tbsp Jack Daniel's Whiskey
2 eggs separated
4 tbsp granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1) Fill a saucepan with an inch or so of water and bring to a simmer.

2) Use a double boiler, or place a heatproof bowl over the simmering water (making sure the bowl does not touch the water) and melt the chocolate, butter, and coffee together.

3) Remove from heat and stir in whiskey. Set this bowl aside.

4) In a separate heatproof bowl, whisk the two egg yolks with 2 tbsp of sugar over the pan of simmering water.

5) You will continue to whisk this mixture until it becomes foamy (cooking it just slightly).

6) When foamy, whisk the egg-yolk mixture into the chocolate bowl from step 2. Set aside.

7) With a stand mixer, or hand mixer, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt, gradually adding 2 tbsp of sugar, until stiff peaks form.

8) Fold the stiff egg whites gently into the chocolate/egg yolk mixture from step 6.

9) Lastly, whip up the heavy cream until soft peaks form and then fold this into the chocolate mixture from the previous step.

10) Combine well. Refrigerate mousse to set and then serve.


hot toddy

Hot Tennessee Toddy

1 part Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
Spoonful of honey
Cinnamon stick
A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Boiling water

Pour Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 into a heavy mug. Add a spoonful of honey, cinnamon stick and lemon juice. Top with boiling water and stir.


Old Fashioned


1 oz Crown Royal Deluxe® Whisky
.25oz Simple syrup
1-3 dashes Bitters

How to Mix
Glass: Rocks Glass

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled
2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with orange twist

- recipe courtesy Crown Royal


Billion Dollar Apple


1 oz Crown Royal Regal Apple® Whisky
1 oz VS Cognac
1 oz infused sweet vermouth
0.5 oz homemade grenadine
0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz cranberry juice

How to Mix
Glass: Coupe Glass

1. Add all ingredients in the shaker filled with ice
2. Shake it very hard and double strain in coupe glass garnish with a maraschino cherry

- recipe courtesy Crown Royal

Red Snapper

Red Snapper


1.25 oz Crown Royal Deluxe® Whisky
.25 oz Amaretto Liqueur
6 oz Cranberry Juice

How to Mix
Glass: Highball Glass

1. Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass with ice
2. Stir and enjoy
3. Garnish with an orange peel

- recipe courtesy Crown Royal


Hot Toddy


1.35oz. Crown Royal Deluxe® Whisky
1 tsp fine grain sugar
2 small cloves
1.5 oz. boiling water

How to Mix
Glass: Coffee Mug

1. Add Crown Royal, fine grain sugar, and cloves in old-fashioned glass or mug
2. Add 1-2 oz (or more, if desired) boiling water and stir

- recipe courtesy Crown Royal