Cocktails @ Home: How To Make 3 Drinks X Hartman’s Distilling

City Guide, Cocktails, Drink


Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on May 6, 2020

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It’s week whatever in quarantine and let’s be honest, the booze is a-flowin’. But at least it’s local booze right? We’ve been keeping you up with the local beer scene thanks to the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz Series, but we thought it might be time to *shake* things up a bit with some cocktail recipes from your favorite local distilleries, breweries, and more.

In our Cocktails @ Home Series, each week we’ll share 3 recipes from a local distillery, brewery or bar along with a how-to video. Our hope is that these recipes use ingredients you probably have at home and the videos teach you something, inspire you to get *crafty*, or at the very least give you something to do for 10 – 20 min. Cheers, Buffalo!

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Cocktails @ Home With Hartman’s Distilling Co.

This week, Hartman’s Distilling will walk us through 3 cocktails that can be made right at home with a little help from Hartman’s very own recipes. The line up includes: Hartman’s Bees Knees – a sweet concoction made of gin and honey, Hartman’s Lavender Mule – for all the vodka and ginger beer lovers, and the always classic choice – Hartman’s Old Fashioned. Follow @hartmans_distilling on Insta and visit for updates and more info about this local distillery.


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Bees Knees / Photo courtesy of Hartman’s Distilling

Hartman’s Bee’s Knees

  • 2 oz Hartman’s American Dry Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dropperfuls of Scrappy’s Black Lemon Bitters
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup

To make honey syrup: Combine a 2:1 ratio of honey to water and warm in a pan over heat until incorporated

In a cocktail shaker, combine the dry gin, fresh lemon juice, lemon bitters, and honey syrup. Shake with ice and strain into a glass. Serve with a lemon peel garnish.


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Lavender Mule / Photo courtesy of Hartman’s Distilling

Hartman’s Lavender Mule

  • 1.5 oz Hartman’s Vodka
  • 2 dropperfuls of Scrappy’s lavender bitters
  • 3/4 oz lime juice

In a glass, combine vodka, lavender bitters, and lime juice. Add ice and lightly stir. Top with ginger beer.


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Old Fashioned / Photo courtesy of Hartman’s Distilling

Hartman’s Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Hartman’s Bourbon
  • 1/4 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 2 dashes of cherry bitters

In a mixer, combine bourbon, orange liqueur and cherry bitters. Stir, strain and pour over ice.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.


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