Cocktails and Cocktail Rings

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What goes better with a delicious cocktail than a fabulous statement cocktail ring? Women of the Prohibition era looked for larger-than-life statement rings to complement their drinks and they’ve been referred to as “cocktail rings” ever since. With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we’re looking forward to pairing our favorite statement cocktail rings with our favorite cocktail drinks. Here at Ritani, we are experts in both jewelry and craft cocktails, so we’ve gathered our favorite drinks to share, along with the ring to pair with it. Cheers!

Dark and Sultry Drinks


Cocktails and Cocktail Rings


These dark and sultry craft cocktails are perfect for a cold night or a warm evening. These are our favorite bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and rum cocktails.

Boulevardier Cocktail


Cocktails and Cocktail Rings


Ring: 14kt White Gold Micropavé Diamond Ring | Cocktail: Boulevardier recipe courtesy of Imbibe

The Boulevardier first appeared in print in a Paris magazine between 1927 to 1932. A cousin to the Negroni, this craft cocktail has a rich, bittersweet taste.

 

Ingredients Preparation
1 ½ oz. bourbon
1 oz. Campari
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange peel, lemon twist or cherry. Enjoy.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
Channel the glamorous Boulevardier’s 1930’s Parisian origins with the intricately detailed micropavé diamond ring.

Sazerac Cocktail


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Ring: Mimi So 18kt Rose Gold Phoenix Feather All Pavé Diamond Ring | Cocktail: Sazarec recipe courtesy of Imbibe

One of America’s earliest cocktails, with origins dating back to the 1870s, the potent Sazerac is a homegrown New Orleans specialty, featuring aromatic absinthe and satisfying bitters.

 

Ingredients Preparation
2 oz. rye whiskey
½ oz. simple syrup
2 dashes bitters
Absinthe or Herbsaint
Give a chilled glass an absinthe rinse and set aside. Stir the other ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with lemon twist.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
This New Orleans cocktail demands a Mardi Gras-themed pairing. Mimi So’s Phoenix Feather All Pavé Diamond Ring evokes the over-the-top costumes and good times.

 

Black Manhattan Cocktail


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Ring: Yoko London 18kt White Gold Black Tahitian Pearl Ring | Cocktail: Black Manhattan recipe courtesy of Imbibe

Created by bartender Todd Smith at San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch, the Black Manhattan recipe uses Averna instead of sweet vermouth for deeply satisfying sipping.

 

Ingredients Preparation
2 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Averna liqueur
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
Stir well with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
To match the Black Manhattan’s rich, complex flavor, we’d suggest the Yoko London Black Tahitian Pearl Ring with intricate floral details, encrusted with diamonds.

 

Bobby Burns Cocktail


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Ring: Oval Smoky Quartz Double Band Cocktail Ring | Cocktail: Bobby Burns recipe courtesy of Imbibe

Named for Scottish poet Robert Burns, this whisky cocktail dates back to the 1930s (the exact origin is a bit hazy), adapted from The Essential Cocktail. The resulting beverage is delightfully savory yet slightly sweet with its Benedictine addition, perfect for enjoying on a cool winter evening.

 

Ingredients Preparation
2 oz. Highland malt scotch
3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
½ oz. Bénédictine
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice; strain into a glass. Finish with a squeeze of orange or lemon peel.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
Complement the smoky notes of the malt scotch with a vintage-inspired Oval Smoky Quartz Double Band Cocktail Ring. Cheers!

 

Corn & Oil Cocktail


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Ring: Chrysoprase Cabochon Diamond Halo Ring | Cocktail: Corn & Oil recipe courtesy of Liquor.com

This refreshing drink from Barbados uses dark blackstrap rum and falernum, topped with a lime wedge. Each sip of this cocktail brings flavors of clove, lime, vanilla, molasses and almond to your palette. Yum!

 

Ingredients Preparation
2 oz. Blackstrap rum
½ oz. Falernum
½ oz. Lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine rum, falernum and lime juice. Top with crushed or cracked ice. Add the bitters and stir ingredients. Top with a lime wedge and serve.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
Refreshing and inviting, evoke the spirit of Barbados with a gorgeous bright green chrysoprase cabochon center stone. Adorned with a row of pavé diamonds and rose gold, this ring perfectly matches your Corn & Oil.

 

 

Bright and Citrus Drinks


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Perfect for a warm summer day or a vacation, these cocktails feature brighter, citrus-inspired ingredients.

Blood & Sand Cocktail


Cocktails and Cocktail Rings


Ring: 14kt Rose Gold Stackable Twist Pave Diamond Ring | Cocktail: Blood and Sand craft cocktail recipe courtesy of Liquor.com

The Blood & Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book. Originally named for Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 bullfighter movie Blood and Sand, this smoky-sweet scotch cocktail has a reddish tint and goes well with brunch.

Ingredients Preparation
3/4 oz. Scotch
3/4 oz. Sweet vermouth
3/4 oz. Fresh orange juice
3/4 oz. Cherry brandy
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel or cherry.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
Match the reddish hues of this beautiful drink to the Rose Gold Stackable Twist Pave Diamond ring. The twist of this ring pairs nicely with the refreshing kick of orange juice that the Blood & Sand provides.

 

Caipirinha Cocktail


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Ring: Roberto Coin Princess Flower Diamond Ring | Cocktail: Caipirinha craft cocktail recipe courtesy of Imbibe

Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha, features Cachaça, a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. Although the real origins of the Caipirinha are unknown, it may have been created around 1918 in the state of São Paulo for patients with the Spanish flu. This refreshing beverage can be sweetened to your liking and served over ice while you sip on the beach. It tastes so good you’ll feel like you’re on a vacation!

 

Ingredients Preparation
½ a lime, cut into quarters
1–2 tsp. superfine sugar
2 oz. cachaça
In a shaker, muddle fresh limes with sugar. Add cachaça and ice cubes and shake. Pour, unstrained, into a chilled glass.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
The Roberto Coin Princess Flower ring with diamonds would look stunning when paired with the lime-green tones of this cocktail. This sugary-sweet beverage complements the feminine florals in this cocktail ring.

 

Cosmo Cocktail


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Ring: Black Onyx Cabochon Diamond Halo Ring | Cocktail: Cosmopolitan cocktail recipe courtesy of Liquor.com

The exact origins of the Cosmo are a bit hazy, there are several ideas about where the Cosmo came from: a gin version first appeared in print in the 1930s, then in the 1970s, several independent bartenders separately recreated the drink with vodka. The cosmopolitan gained popularity in the 1990s because of its frequent appearance on Sex and the City. This beautifully bright cocktail is a favorite for its citrus taste.

 

Ingredients Preparation
1.5 oz. Citrus vodka
1 oz. Cointreau
½ fresh lime juice
1–2 dashes cranberry juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain the mixture into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
The Cosmo deserves panache and style, so we suggest a modern Black Onyx Cabochon Ring. The whimsical rose gold trim that surrounds the deep black stone is unique without being over-the-top, just like the Cosmopolitan.

 

Seelbach Cocktail


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Ring: Erica Courtney Mandarin Garnet Saturn Ring | Cocktail: Seelbach craft cocktail recipe courtesy of Imbibe

Named after the glitzy Louisville, Kentucky hotel where it was first crafted in 1917, the Seelbach cocktail is a glamorous concoction of bourbon, orange liqueur bitters and champagne.

 

Ingredients Preparation
1 oz. bourbon
½ oz. Cointreau
7 dashes Angostura bitters
7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Champagne
Stir ingredients briefly over ice, strain into a chilled flute, top with Champagne and garnish with a twisted orange peel.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
The Seelbach is a sassy, stylish cocktail, so we recommend the fiery Erica Courtney Mandarin Garnet Ring that matches its aesthetic perfectly.

 

Vesper Martini Cocktail


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Ring: Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Ring | Cocktail: Vesper Martini craft cocktail recipe courtesy of Imbibe

The Vesper Martini is shaken, not stirred. Originally made famous by James Bond in Casino Royale, Bond asks for “three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.”

 

Ingredients Preparation
1.5 oz. gin
1 oz. vodka
½ oz. Lillet Blanc
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

PAIR THIS COCKTAIL WITH…
You’re sure to turn heads when you pair this stunning Yellow Cushion Cut Halo ring with a Vesper Martini. The rare, dazzling yellow center diamond matches the sophistication you’ll feel while sipping Bond’s favorite drink.

 

Cocktail rings were once only worn for formal occasions, but now it’s in style to wear a gemstone ring with jeans or for a casual event. Find the perfect cocktail ring to match your cocktail of choice on Ritani.com. Bottoms up!

Cocktails and Cocktail Rings

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