Simpler. Better.™ Cocktails

Having fewer things, arranged into a cohesive aesthetic, creates an environment for contentment and fulfillment. The same goes for crafting a cocktail, minimally and intentionally. It’s like Danny Meyer once said, “A cocktail done right can really show your guests that you care.”

8 Steps to Create Your Own Simpler Better Cocktail

It’s easy to make your own cocktail, on a moment’s notice. Be sure you have a cocktail shaker, jigger, and muddler nearby. Then, follow the 8 steps below.

  1. Choose your alcohol.
  2. Decide if you want any fruit and/or herbs included in your mixture. If so, muddle them.
  3. Add your juices, milks, alcohols, and other liqueurs to the shaker.
  4. Add ice.
  5. Close the cap to your shaker. Shake vigorously for about 10-20 seconds.
  6. Strain into drinking glass.
  7. Add any bitters and/or garnishes, as desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

(Adapted from How to Make a Cocktail.)


This week, we want to see how you live Simpler. Better. with your cocktail of choice. Don’t drink? That’s okay, a non-alcoholic beverage can be made with the finest details and qualities as well. Everyone who enters during this week will automatically be eligible to win the following:

  1. Cocktail Kingdom® Leopold® Coup 7.5oz Glasses, set of 6
  2. Sugar in the Raw® – Liquid Cane Sugar
  3. Boylan Bottling Co. Cream Soda and Seltzers, Mixed Dozen
  4. Harrison Bar Tool Set + Bar Shaker
  5. Elmhurst Milked Peanuts™, 4 cartons
  6. Elmhurst Milked Hazelnuts™, 4 cartons
  7. Elmhurst Milked Peanuts – Chocolate™, 4 cartons

You don’t have to wait to win the Elmhurst products. Add 6 cartons to your shopping cart now and get them delivered to your doorstep for free. With the week 3 giveaway, you’ll be able to take those craft cocktails to a whole new simplified level.


We are not making this complicated.
Here’s how you can join us for your chance to win the simpler, better cocktail giveaway:

  1. Hop over to Instagram, and make sure we are friends (aka give us a follow at @Elmhurst1925).
  2. Upload your post using the hashtag #SimplerBetter, and tag @elmhurst1925 and @boylanbottling.
  3. Be sure your account is set to public so we don’t miss your post.

All entries must be in before Saturday August 18th, 2018 at 11:59:59p ET to be eligible. Click HERE for the full terms and conditions.