2020 IDS Bartenders Recipe Book


    Southern Cactus
    Stacy Coulter, Stacy Coulter and Associates

    • 1 part favorite Bourbon or Whiskey,  (I use TX or Bullet)
    • 2 parts Fresca
    • Maraschino cherries, for garnish


    Squeeze of Lime Wedge. Splash of Topo Chica. Garnish with cherries. Sit Back and Enjoy!.


    Champagne Cocktail
    Shari Benshabat, Asher Interiors

    • 4 sugar cubes
    • 1 bottle Angostura bitters
    • 1 bottle Champagne, very cold
    • Lemon twists, for garnish, optional


    Start off by taking a single sugar cube, and while holding it over the opening of a bottle of Angostura bitters, invert the bottle so that some bitters soaks directly into the sugar. Drop the cube into the bottom of a chilled Champagne flute, and then fill the glass with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist, if desired. Repeat process 3 more times to make 4 drinks.


    Godiva White Chocolate Martini
    Lori Withey, Bellisa Design

    • 1oz Vanilla Vodca
    • 2oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
    • 1oz Cream
    • 1/2oz White Crème de Cacao
    • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup (for garnishing)
    • Ice Cubes


    1. Take chilled martini glass. Pour chocolate syrup on glass’s inner wall and make some design by spreading it in some designer fashion.

    2. Take all martini ingredients (except garnishes) in cocktail shaker 2/3 filled with fresh ice cubes.

    3. Shake cocktail shaker for approx 30 seconds to mix and chill all ingredients well. Strain and pour Godiva white chocolate martini into chilled martini


    Refreshing Mojito
    Steve Withey, Elite AV Innovations

    • 2 oz White rum
    • 3 Mint leaves
    • 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
    • Club soda, to top
    • Garnish: Mint sprig
    • Garnish: Lime wheel


    1. Lightly muddle the mint in a shaker.

    2. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup and ice and give it a brief shake.

    3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.

    4. Top with the club soda.

    5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.


    Under Construction *CONTEST WINNER*
    Melanie Rosenburg & Team, MASH habitat

    • 1 1/2 ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
    • 1/2 ounce orange juice
    • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
    • Fresh squeezed lime juice to taste
    • Champagne
    • Garnish: Gummy worm


    Orange You Happy Spritz
    Linda Baker, Baker Design Group

    In This Order...

    • 3 Parts Prosecco
    • Squeeze Fresh Lemon or Lemon Juice (equal parts - 1 ounce)
    • Simple Syrup (1 ounce)
    • Splash of Club Soda
    • 1 Part Aperol
    • Garnish


    Austin MULE
    Ashlynn Bourque, Sherwin Williams

    • Grapefruit Vodka (Try Katy Trail, made in Dallas)
    • Ginger Beer
    • Garnish with Lime