Magical Moms

Magical Moms Moms have magic powers.. their kisses fix bumped knees, their claps can be heard across a crowded school auditorium, and their hugs can stop tears from flowing—even their spit can be...
Read on...

Juleps and Hot Browns, our kind of Derby celebration

Juleps and Hot Browns – This year we set out to come up with a pairing for the Kentucky Derby. For cocktails, juleps are a given but we didn’t have a go to on the food side of things. A...
Read on...

Celebrate Tequila!

  National Tequila Day – celebrate with these tasty flavor infused cocktail recipes: our Fiery Pepper Margarita and Hibiscus Tequila Sunrise. Fiery Pepper Margarita 3 oz Fiery Pepper...
Read on...

Cinco de Mayo… the story behind the holiday.

Cinco de Mayo is a favorite holiday for many Americans, particularly those with Mexican heritage. Many spend the 5th of May savoring the best food, music, art and (of course) beverages that Mexican...
Read on...

rokz and Earth Day

Earth day and cocktails are a great mix. Here at rokz, we believe in the reduce, reuse and recycle motto. This idea gave way to our newest product addition, rokz flavor packs – refills for our infusion kits. Just save your bottle and pour top from your last infusion...

Impossible Astronaut Day

April 23rd is Impossible Astronaut Day. This holiday was first celebrated in 2011 in recognition of the most popular Dr. Who TV episode thus produced. Dr. Who fans are a dedicated group and well they should be. This science fiction TV show started in 1963 and merrily...

Juleps and Hot Browns, our kind of Derby celebration

Juleps and Hot Browns – This year we set out to come up with a pairing for the Kentucky Derby. For cocktails, juleps are a given but we didn’t have a go to on the food side of things. A little research led us to a famous dish called the Hot Brown and it...

Tequila and Bats have a long standing relationship.

Tequila and bats have a long-standing relationship. It isn’t that bats are margarita drinkers (although that would be kind of cool); bats are part of the process that turn agave flowers into tequila and mezcal. Bats, specifically long nosed bats, are agave...

Magical Moms

Magical Moms Moms have magic powers.. their kisses fix bumped knees, their claps can be heard across a crowded school auditorium, and their hugs can stop tears from flowing—even their spit can be used as a hair tonic in a pinch. There isn’t much moms can’t...

The Man in Black

  “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny,...

Wassail

To wassail is to toast to health. Wassailing refers to an old English tradition that involve singing and drinking to the health of the apple trees on the Twelfth Night. The intention is too awaken the trees and scare bad spirits away from the orchards with the hope of...

Pear and Ginger Ginny

  Ingredients 1 oz gin – infused with rokz Ginger Cardamom  1/2 oz pear liqueur 1 oz Fever-Tree tonic water 2 ice cubes 1/2 oz St. Germaine in a low ball or rocks glass Infuse your favorite vodka with rokz Ginger Cardamom Infusion kit (ideal infusing time –...

Sangria and Syrah

Sangria, a mixture of wine and fruit served chilled is a summer tradition that was brought to the U.S. from Spain. It is a commonly misunderstood beverage that is a usually a mix of fruit punch and headache producing cheap jug wine. As lovers of good food and fine...

Hop and Vine Infusion

Our Hop & Vine infusion is the result of our fascination with this easy to grow plant. Some may have experience with it as a flavor, a medicine or a garden plant and we are excited to share our experiments in a brand new way. Hops has been flavoring spirits for...

Hibiscus and Cinnamon – one delicious combo

People around the world are reimagining the tantalizing taste of this unusual flower in unconventional cocktails and the trend has reached a fevered pitch as hibiscus flavored margaritas, martinis, and flavored bourbon mixes begin to win international awards. For our...

Cribbage and Whiskey

Cribbage and Whiskey: a gentlemanly way for a lady to spend her evening. Cribbage and sipping on bourbon just seems like an old fashioned gentlemanly way to spend an evening… maybe because I once thought whisky to be a “mans” beverage, a drink meant for either...

Mastering Cucumber Cocktails

Cucumber has a reputation for being strictly a salad item. We visualize it dripping in ranch dressing amongst a few croutons. The experienced cocktail crafter and beverage foodie knows better – cucumber cocktails are divine. Technically a fruit, the cucumber has a...

Cool Down with Easy Watermelon Daiquiris

Summer is heating up quickly and as the temperatures rise our interest in hanging out in a stuffy kitchen lowers. Any drink that can be tossed in a blender and still look satisfyingly fancy is welcome. Many people use daiquiris to fit the bill; we suggest the addition...

The rokzchelada

We are getting ready for the heatwave with our own spin on a Chelada – simple and super refreshing. Stay cool out there! Ninkasi Wünderbier 1/2 tsp rokz Bloody Mary salt 1/2 tsp rokz Lime Margarita salt 1/2 Worcestershire sauce 1 oz lime juice and a glass full...

Celebrate Tequila!

  National Tequila Day – celebrate with these tasty flavor infused cocktail recipes: our Fiery Pepper Margarita and Hibiscus Tequila Sunrise. Fiery Pepper Margarita 3 oz Fiery Pepper Tequila 3 oz lime juice 2 oz Orange Liqueur 1 slice Orange 1 slice lime...

Summer Grilling – rokz Style

Backyard get togethers, picnics and grilling on the patio are synonymous with summertime. While most of our experiments here at rokz are on the beverage side of things, we have found some great ways to use our salts to add flair to your grilling recipes and sides....

Infused Vinegars – rokz shakes up salads, too!

Shake things up and infuse some vinegars with rokz infusion kits to make outstanding dressings for summer salads. Citrus Blue Balsamic Vinegar Vinaigrette Recipe Roasted Beet and Brussel Sprout Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese Cranberry Golden Balsamic Vinegar Vinaigrette...

Michelada – My Beer on Ice

It was on a summer trip to visit my brother in the coastal mountains of Northern California that I first tried my beer on ice. One day was looking to be particularly hot so a plan was hatched to beat the heat with my brother’s summer drink of choice – Micheladas. I...

Sweet Heat Ribs

Combine 3 parts rokz Sweet Heat sugar (a blend of raw sugars and ancho chili) with one part Spike or other favorite seasoning salt and mix well. Pat the rack of baby back ribs dry with paper towels and place on a cookie sheet. Apply seasoning mix evenly on the surface...

Spicing up Your Barbecue

Barbecues are an American summer tradition and for good reason. Friends and family gather outside to soak in the sunshine and strike up the grill. Kids can play in the pool while parents toss burgers or dogs on the cooker. Barbecues are a celebration. rokz has a...

Ginger Mojitos for a Crowd

Looking to beat the summer heat and make friends with the neighbors? Mojitos will do the trick. Check out this spiced up recipe to make a whole pitcher full at a time… definite crowd pleaser. Ingredients 1 cup rum (we used Stein Rum from a great little Oregon...

Blueberry Basil Mojito

Mojito Recipe: In cocktail shaker layer 1/2 lime cut into wedges 1/4 cup whole basil leaves (packed) 1 1/2 tsps granulated cane sugar Muddle ingredients together so lime juice is expressed, sugar mixes in and basil leaves are bruised. To this add: 1 oz lime juice And...

The Mystery of the Muddled Mojito

Bar tools are fairly basic. Just hearing their names invokes the application. Shakers shake drinks. Stirrers stir drinks. Muddlers muddle drinks. Muddlers? Is that even a real word? To the bartender, a muddled drink might be seen as time consuming. To the home...

In Search of Bloody Mary’s Secret

Most of us take Saturday brunch cocktails for granted. We mix our tomato juice, spices and vodka together with a celery stick. Heavily garnished with vegetables and electrolyte rich salt, it is our breakfast in a glass. All those healthy additives can make Bloody Mary...

Edgy Garnish

Every bartender knows a garnish can visually make or break a cocktail. A mushy slab of lime hanging limply over the edge of even the zestiest margarita deflates the enthusiasm of a thirsty customer. On the other hand, a sassy twist of orange peel or luminous half moon...

Cinco de Mayo… the story behind the holiday.

Cinco de Mayo is a favorite holiday for many Americans, particularly those with Mexican heritage. Many spend the 5th of May savoring the best food, music, art and (of course) beverages that Mexican culture has to offer, although many do not know the compelling story...

Whiskey in Cuff Links

Whiskey is traditionally seen as no frills booze, served straight, on the rocks or simply as a shooter. And while there are plenty of cocktails that include whiskey as a main ingredient: sours, manhattans, mint juleps and the classic old fashioned, conventional wisdom...

The Bee’s Knees with a Ginger Twist

Bee’s Knees The Bee’s Knees cocktail is an ab-so-lute-ly fun and easy cocktail to make. It is a sure crowd pleaser and easily the butterfly’s boots. Comprised of gin, lemon and honey it’s an American classic that dates back to prohibition. The phrase the “Bee’s Knees”...

From a Blonde to a Redhead

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and some of us just can’t bear the thought of sipping a questionable mug of green beer. We want something more flavorful… and classy. Although there are a fair number of traditional cocktails with an Irish...

Hello Weekend! Fresh Rosemary Greyhound

Thinking about what to have with Sunday brunch? We have you covered with this fresh recipe.  Rosemary Greyhound 1 ounces rosemary simple syrup* 1 1/2 ounces vodka 4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice** Use a small wedge of grapefruit to moisten the rim of a glass and then...

Pomegranate Whiskey Sour – a sweet twist to an old standby

This sweet and sour combo is just right–a little fancy but super simple to make. The deep flavor of the pomegranate molasses comes through the whiskey and lime combo to create a complex sip. Serve this up to your sweetie this week or treat yourself after a long...

Cinnamon Spice – warming up winter

Some days it seems that no matter how much we crank up the thermostat, there is a perpetual chill in our bones. While a blanket and pair of fuzzy slippers can help, we need a little “something” to melt those ice crystals on the inside too. rokz introduced...

A new year… taking time to give back.

We spent some time this week packing up supplies for an organization that does some amazing work in our area, Eugene, Oregon. Occupy Medical is a group of health care professionals and support personnel who believe healthcare is a basic human right that must be made...

Peppermint Martini Recipe

Peppermint Martini We’re not big fans of overly sweet cocktails but we do love peppermint, so we worked to find a combination of flavors that would bring out that winter flavor favorite without all the milk and cookies. This unexpected pairing is light,...

A cocktail worthy of a special gathering.

We debuted this recipe at a November event and it has become one of our all time favorites. The blend of fall flavors and subtle heat from the chili sugar is sure to be a hit at upcoming get togethers. Ginger Apricot Cocktail 2.5 ounces ginger cardamom infused vodka...