Cocktails and Carry-Out: Delicious MurLarkey Drink Pairings for your Spring Salad

March 19, 2021

Welcome back to another edition of our “Cocktails and Carryout” series, where we take a look at MurLarkey drinks to pair with your favorite dishes! So far, we’ve covered the best cocktails to enjoy with Asian food, pizza, and barbecue.

With the grass and leaves turning green again as spring returns, this week we’ll be covering cocktails to pair with healthy, green salads. Even if you or your loved ones aren’t big fans of veggies, these delicious drinks are sure to enhance your eating experience. As we like to say around here: Everything’s better with a little MurLarkey!

Irish Lemonade
The all-natural tart of our Lemon Whiskey works well with the creamy tang of Caesar dressing
1.5 oz MurLarkey Lemon Whiskey
3.5 oz lemonade
2 basil leaves
Garnish: Sprig of basil & lemon wedge

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a highball glass. Garnish with sprig of basil and
lemon wedge.

Whiskey Sour
A smooth, refreshing complement to your salad which won’t overpower the flavors of the food
1.5 oz MurLarkey Heritage Whiskey 
3 oz lemonade
Garnish: Lemon wedge & Luxardo cherry

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon wedge and Luxardo cherry.

Cucumber Gimlet
What goes great with vegetables? More vegetables! The muddled cucumbers in the Gimlet freshen up your palate as you dig into the leafy greens

1.5 oz MurLarkey ImaGINation Gin
1 oz Rose’s lime juice
2 cucumber wheels
1 lime wheel
Garnish: Cucumber wheel

Muddle 2 cucumber wheels and 1 lime wheel in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, gin, and ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

Virginia Mule
The 12 botanicals in our Gold Medal-winning gin pair perfectly with the natural flavors in your salad bowl

1.5 oz MurLarkey ImaGINation Gin
3.5 oz ginger beer
0.5 oz lime juice
Garnish: Lime wedge

Pour all ingredients into a copper mug with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Metropolitan Martini
A spirit-forward cocktail for the anti-veggie crowd, but one with sweet, delicious citrus notes to elevate your meatless meal 

1 oz MurLarkey Divine Clarity Vodka
1 oz MurLarkey Orange Whiskey
2 oz cranberry juice
Garnish: Orange peel

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Try these cocktails out with your next salad dish and let us know what you think! All of our award-winning spirits are available on the MurLarkey online shop or find us at your local VA ABC or DC/Maryland liquor store.