Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort Cocktails Cowgirl Magazine

Flying Solo Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort Cocktails Cowgirl Magazine

The brilliant mixologists at Santa Fe’s Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort concoct one-of-a-kind cocktails, perfect for that much needed staycation you’ve been needing, that will send your tastebuds flying! Who would have thought that you could sip on a resort quality cocktail, that is simple to make, while enjoying the comfort and peace of your own home; this sounds like a win, win to me!

Private Pilot


2-oz. Tanqueray Gin

½-oz. St. Germaine

3-oz. fresh grapefruit juice


Pour gin, St. Germaine and grapefruit juice in a rock glass over ice and stir to chill.  Drop ½-oz. Cream de Cassis to the bottom of the glass, use long twist spoon and spin upward to bring color up from the bottom.

Garnish with Amarenata Cherries.

Honey Badger


½-oz. honey syrup
(75 water/25 honey).

4-6 fresh basil leaves

2-oz. Taos Lightning Bombay Whiskey

1-oz. Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy

Ice for chilling


Add a few ice cubes to a mixing glass. Add honey and basil leaves and muddle until basil is dissolved.  Add more ice, whiskey, and brandy.  Shake Liberally and strain into a chilled cocktail/martini glass.

Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

(Originally published in the August/September 2014 issue of Cowgirl Magazine).