Hello and welcome to my Best Iowa Themed Cocktails. This cocktail blog post is sharing recipes for Rye on the Rocks, an Oatmeal Cookie, a Blue Water Margarita, an Iowa Sunrise and a Cyclone Cocktail. So many tasty treats to explore and discover. Cheers to Iowa Themed Cocktails. Please drink responsibly.
Rye on the Rocks
Rye on the Rocks is just that! Templeton Distillery is located in, wait for it, Templeton, Iowa. You know that I love whiskey and Templeton Rye does not disappoint. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add Templeton Rye. The amount is up to you but please drink responsibly.
Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps, 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur and 2 ounces cinnamon schnapps. Cover shaker and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain ingredients into cocktail glass filled with ice.
I highly recommend creating this cocktail while baking your very own Oatmeal Cookies! Cookies to eat and cookies to drink! Cheers!
Blue Water Margarita
The Blue Water Margarita is Iowa’s official state drink, depending on who you ask! West Okoboji Lake is one of only four natural blue lakes within the United Sates. Cheers to blue water lakes. To enjoy your own blue water lake wherever you might be, follow this recipe:
Add 2 ounces tequila, 2 ounce orange liqueur, 1 ounce lime juice and 1 ounce blue curacao. Cover and shake shaker until it gets frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain ingredients into chilled margarita glass, or chilled martini glass in my case. Garnish with limes as desired.
Iowa Sunrise Cocktail
Are you a sunrise person or a sunset person? I love drinking the Iowa Sunrise cocktail any time of day. Look at those layers of colors! So many layers of taste!
Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces spiced rum and 2 ounces orange juice. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Pour ingredients into Collins glass filled with ice. Add 2 ounces club soda and stir gently. Then add 1 ounce grenadine and watch the sunrise happen.
Iowa State University is the inspiration for this cocktail recipe. Three ingredients for tailgate parties, dorm room parties, house parties and more!
Add 2 ounce Grand Marnier, 2 ounces grapefruit juice and 2 ounce citrus vodka to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain ingredients into cocktail glass filled with ice. Top off with lemonade and garnish with lemons as desired.
Best Iowa Themed Cocktails
Thank you for joining me as we explored Best Iowa Themed Cocktails. Together we discovered Templeton Rye on the Rocks, Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail, Blue Water Margarita, Iowa Sunrise Cocktails and Cyclone Cocktail. So many tasty Iowa Themed Cocktails to try. Did your favorite Iowa cocktail make my list? If not, please share your favorite in the comments.
Looking for more Best Themed Cocktails? Check out Best Indiana Themed Cocktails or Best Illinois Themed Cocktails. Discover the Hoosier Heritage Cocktail, the Chicago Cocktail and many other themed treats!
Until Next Time,
Erin at WonderLesch
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