We are proud to offer a review of our favorite cocktails of the last decade. Honoring both our regulars and the bartenders responsible for the last homely house in Main Gate Square on University Boulevard in Tucson, Arizona.
Fans of Moscow Mules are big fans of Spring Water, which features Domain De Canton, white rum, turbinado, Golsing’s Ginger Beer with fresh mint in a copper mug. The ginger liqueuer adds richness and spice to this refreshing cocktail.
Dunn Old Fashioned
Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this classic drink pays tribute to the rich history of mixology while offering a contemporary twist. It starts with a base of Templeton Rye, which provides a smooth and robust flavor profile. This is then complemented by aromatic bitters, creating a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Finally, an orange peel garnish adds a citrusy note that enhances the overall experience. Served in an old-fashioned glass over ice, the Dunn Old Fashioned deserves its place as one of our all-time favorite cocktails.
One of the most unique cocktails on the menu, the Blumenkamp Cynarazzo combines cynar, ruby port, turbinado, lime, orange bitters, and shaved nutmeg. This palate pleasing concoction is a favorite of Cynar aficionados.
All Jammed Up
All Jammed Up is a delightful cocktail featured on The Castalian Spring Cocktail Menu that seamlessly blends an array of flavors into a harmonious and refreshing libation. This expertly crafted concoction pays tribute to our loyal clientele and the talented bartenders who have made their mark on the vibrant nightlife scene in Tucson, Arizona. With its combination of Bols Genever, Luxardo, lime, prickly pear jam and fresh mint, All Jammed Up showcases meticulous attention to detail and creative mixology at its finest.
Hot Blood is a tantalizing cocktail that has become a staple on The Castalian Spring’s menu over the last decade. This exotic concoction is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy, leaving its drinker with an invigorating warmth in their veins. Crafted by talented bartenders at The Castalian Spring, this unique creation showcases their innovative skills and dedication to providing unforgettable drinks for patrons.
The Greenhouse highlights botanical joys with its mix of Hendrick’s, Green Chartreuse, elderflower and lemon. It is an early favorite for the hot summer months.
Sipping this unique concoction of Dickel Rye, Solerno, and rose water allows your taste buds to experience not only the spirit of Arizona but also admire nature’s artistry captured within every sip. With its beautiful presentation, it’s no wonder why The Castalian Spring’s signature cocktail, The Arizona Sunset, holds a special place in our hearts for years to come.
Monsoon (Wade Special)
At first glance, Monsoon may appear like any other ordinary cocktail. However, it is the intricate balance of ingredients that sets it apart from your average drink. The secret lies in masterfully combining the elements – sweet and tangy notes interlaced with a hint of spice that builds up subtly over time. The bartenders behind this creation have successfully crafted a harmonious composition that leaves an unforgettable impression. As their loyal customers would attest, Monsoon has undoubtedly secured its place as one of The Castalian Spring’s finest offerings throughout this past decade.
Limone Sardo is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that has become a favorite among patrons at the Castalian Spring. Made with the finest Limoncello and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this drink perfectly balances sweet and tangy flavors. The addition of soda water gives it a light effervescence that adds to its invigorating nature. Garnished with a sprig of fresh mint, Limone Sardo is not only delicious but also visually appealing.
Originating from Italy in the 1950s, Aperol Spritz has taken on a modern-day renaissance thanks to its light and effervescent nature. The botanical infusion found in Aperol adds complexity to this cocktail, while the bubbles bring forth a sparkling elegance that complements any occasion. Served over ice with a slice of orange, an Aperol Spritz offers both visual appeal and tantalizing flavors.
Golden Hour is a charming cocktail that exudes elegance and sophistication with every sip. Its name alludes to the magical hour just before sunset when the world bathes in an enchanting golden glow, and this drink captures that essence perfectly. Crafted by the talented bartenders at The Castalian Spring on University Boulevard in Tucson, Arizona, Golden Hour has become a favorite among patrons for its harmonious blend of flavors.
The base ingredient for this remarkable concoction is Baiju, a traditional Chinese spirit known for its distinct aroma and smoothness. Infused with fresh raspberries, the Baiju lends a unique sweetness to the cocktail while maintaining its integrity as a traditionally distilled liquor.
Completing this masterpiece are subtle hints of citrus from freshly squeezed lime juice, elevating the overall flavor profile to new heights. With just the right balance between sweet and tangy notes, accompanied by an elegant appearance garnished with pureed raspberry, Raspberry Baiju truly embodies sophistication in every glass.
Paper Plane is a classic cocktail that has gained popularity over the last decade, making it an essential addition to The Castalian Spring Cocktail Menu. This cocktail embodies the perfect balance of flavors with its combination of bourbon, Aperol, Punt E Mes, and lemon juice. The result is a drink that offers depth and complexity while remaining approachable to both seasoned cocktail enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Bartenders at the renowned homely house on University Boulevard in Tucson, Arizona have perfected the art of crafting Paper Plane cocktails. Each ingredient harmonizes effortlessly with one another, resulting in a smooth yet invigorating sip. The rich and oaky notes from the bourbon are beautifully complemented by the bitter orange flavors of Aperol. The tartness from fresh lemon juice adds a refreshing zing that ties all the elements together flawlessly.
The Hanky Panky perfectly exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship behind mixology. With its harmonious blend of botanicals from the gin, richness from the vermouth, and subtle herbal notes from the Fernet-Branca, every sip of this iconic cocktail evokes sophistication and refinement. Its smooth texture coupled with just the right amount of bitterness makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a well-rounded libation that can be enjoyed year-round.
The Espresso Martini is a timeless cocktail that has emerged as a perennial favorite among coffee lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Combining the rich aroma of freshly brewed espresso with the smooth, velvety texture of vodka, this drink offers an invigorating blend of flavors that is sure to delight your senses. Created in the late 1980s by renowned bartender Dick Bradsell, the Espresso Martini quickly gained popularity for its unique combination of caffeine and alcohol, making it a perfect choice for those seeking both an energy boost and some evening indulgence.
This refreshing libation features a harmonious combination of Xicaru, Montenegro, Carpano Antica and mole bitters. Served chilled, each sip takes you on a journey through an oasis-like retreat to rejuvenate your senses.
As one indulges in Lucille’s symphony of flavors, they can’t help but be transported to blissful moments spent lounging at The Castalian Spring enjoying good company amidst cascading laughter under Tucson’s sun-drenched skies.