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Cocktail of the Month: The Return of Persephone

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The holidays are in full swing! Our Cocktail of the Month for November is The Return of Persephone. A play on the classic cosmopolitan martini that transforms into an elegant drink endemic of the goddess of flowers and pomegranate.



The Return of Persephone

  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Hibiscus vodka
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Homemade lemongrass grenadine syrup (try infusing this recipe for grenadine from The Kitchn with chopped lemongrass stalks)
  • 3/4 oz Ginger DRY Soda
  • Serve: cocktail glass
  • Garnish: Chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

Add first three ingredients to ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake 5 to 7 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass.

Top with Ginger DRY Soda and garnish.


The Return of Persephone is crafted by Michael Przydzial & Julian Liwunag at Central by Michel Richard in Caesars Palace. Check out this recent interview of Michael Przydzial in the Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional for his mixology mantra and more.

In Vegas? Try the Root Beer Float DRY Soda Cocktail on Us!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Will you be in Vegas this Saturday? If so, have we got a treat for you!

Head over to the Ignite Lounge at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino on Saturday, November 2nd from 6:00 – 9:30p.m.  to have the Root Beer Float DRY Soda cocktail – on us!

Root Beer Float DRY cocktail

Root Beer Float DRY cocktail

Veronica Lizarraga, our very own Mixology Brand Ambassador, created the drink and will be there sharing this dreamy cocktail with you. What was her inspiration behind the Root Beer Float DRY Soda cocktail?

“I created this cocktail keeping in mind that summer was just ending, and we’re transitioning to fall here in Las Vegas. The taste of this cocktail brings a “Root Beer Float” memory back to mind, which gives it that summer feel. I also use Chai to give it that spice of Fall. The egg white in this cocktail gives it a foamy taste and look, while the DRY Soda gives it that extra pep of fizziness!”

Can’t make it to the Monte Carlo this weekend? Here’s the recipe to mix at home.

Root Beer Float DRY Soda Cocktail

  • 1 oz Captain Morgan Private Stock
  • 1 oz Drambuie
  • 1.25 oz Chai
  • 1/2 oz Egg white
  • 1/2 oz Milk
  • Vanilla Bean DRY Soda
  • Serve: Rocks glass

Add first five ingredients to cocktail shaker. Dry shake for 5 to 7 seconds.

Fill glass half-full with ice. Strain contents of shaker over ice.

Top with 1 oz. Vanilla Bean DRY Soda


Hope to see you there! Don’t forget to snap a photo and share your DRY with us on Twitter and Instagram. (@DrySoda)

DRY Soda Cocktail of the Month: September

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Chris Hopkins DRY Soda Cocktail - William of Orange


WILLIAM OF ORANGE | Chris Hopkins | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas


2 oz. Bols Genever
1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum liqueur
1/2 oz. Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot
1 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Orgeat Syrup
Juniper Berry DRY Soda
Orange Peel
Serve: mixing glass
Garnish: orange peel


– In mixing glass, shake first five ingredients together with a few ice cubes
– Top with Juniper Berry DRY Soda, garnish with orange peel

DRY Soda Cocktail of the Month: August

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

DRY Soda cocktail from Middle West Spirits


BLACK BIRD | Middle West Spirits | Columbus, OH 


2 oz. OYO Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Lime
1 oz. Simple Syrup (50/50 sugar:water)
5 Fresh Blackberries
Rhubarb DRY Soda
Sprig of Fresh Mint
Serve: tall glass
Garnish: mint sprig, half of a blackberry


– In mixing glass, muddle 4-5 blackberries and 4-5 mint leaves with simple syrup
– Add lime and vodka, shake well with ice
– Double strain into tall glass over fresh ice, top with splash of Rhubarb DRY Soda
– Garnish with mint sprig and one blackberry cut in half

Congratulations to our friends at Middle West Spirits for being selected as DRY Soda’s Cocktail of the Month for August by mixing up their delectably fresh Black Bird at Franklin Park Conservatory earlier this month. Be sure to check out Middle West Spirits‘ line of delicious “grain-to-bottle” OYO Vodkas and OYO Whiskeys and get more cocktail inspiration by visiting their Twitter and Facebook pages.

DRY Soda Cocktails Fit for a Mardi Gras King

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013


Mardi Gras is here and we’d like to help you celebrate uniquely. While we can’t control the other aspects of your celebration, these less sweet DRY Soda cocktails will help keep the Fat out of your Tuesday. Pairing with King Cake optional.

To the Sweet Life
Indulge intelligently and raise your glass to the sweet life

1 oz. black cherry vodka
1/2 oz. apple pucker
1/2 oz. peach schnapps
3 oz. Blood Orange DRY Soda
Splash of cranberry juice
Serve: martini glass

– Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
– Add vodka, apple pucker and peach schnapps
– Shake well and pour into chilled martini glass
– Top with Blood Orange DRY, then cranberry juice

Ole Ragtime
If you can’t be on Bourbon Street, at least celebrate with a touch of bourbon

1.5 oz bourbon
3 oz. Rhubarb DRY Soda
Serve: rocks glass

– Fill rocks glass half full with ice
– Add bourbon and Rhubarb DRY Soda, stir

Want more less sweet cocktails? Visit our Cocktail Recipes page or download our smart phone app (Android / iPhone)!