Hidden Pond Reservations

Cocktail Recipes

Dreaming Alexander Cocktail

Dreaming Alexander

1 ½ oz Brandy
¾ oz peach/herbal syrup
( local peaches, raw cacao, mugwort, damiana, tulsi, raw honey)
¾ oz grass-fed heavy cream

Shake all ingredients  briefly
Pour over ice or straight up
Grate nutmeg on top
Garnish with aromatic Tulsi flower






Lavender Lemon Drop

Lavender Lemon Drop

1 ½ oz Vodka or Gin infused with Lemon Verbena and Lemon Balm

Lavender Simple or Honey Simple (You could also use Lavender Hydrosol)

Juice of half of a lemon & zest of lemon

a small handful of blueberries


Shake and Strain into a chilled martini glass

Garnish with Zest and fresh Lavender sprig





The Sacred Cocktail Recipe

“The Sacred”

Basileus in Greek means ‘King’ and Benedictine is named after the Benedictine Monks…Red and orange are also ‘base’ colors… should try with Sacred Basil Ocicmum sanctum

1 ¼ oz Bourbon

½ oz Benedictine

2/3 oz Strawberry Basil Shrub

(local strawberries, garden basil, brown sugar, and organic raw apple cider vinegar)

juice of half a lemon

Shake ingredients with ice
Strain over ice
Garnish with orange Calendula & Basil flower



Elderflower Collins
Elderflower Collins

The Elderflower is blooming at Earth at Hidden Pond, which is making everything smell sweetly delicious. This flower is used to ease sinus and upper respiratory inflammation as well as in a tea to burn off a fever. But the most delightful use may be this Elderflower Collins, which Cassandra whipped up in the garden for her cocktail class.

Mash 3 strawberries and cucumbers in pint glass with Barr Hill gin

Squeeze the juice of half of a lemon into glass

Add Chamomile Bitters

Add ½ oz Elderflower-Honey Cordial

Shake with ice

Strain and top with soda

Garnish with Elderflower, Cucumber, Strawberry


75 Reasons (to be happy)

( a French 75 variation)

1 ½ oz botanical gin
¾ oz lemon juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
½ oz Rose Simple (or honey or maple simple syrup)
1 or 2 ml of heart tonic tinctures- here I used Urban Moonshine’s Joy Tonic)

Shake with ice
Strain into cocktail flute
Top with Prosecco
Spray with Rose Water Bitters
Garnish with Lemon Peel and Chamomile/ Rose Petals

MOCKTAIL variation—Omit Liquor and top with soda water instead of Prosecco