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Cucumber Martini Recipe

Springtime means warmer days, tulips –  and new cocktails!  Our Cucumber Martini is the perfect addition to our specialty cocktail menu.  Follow the recipe below and enjoy one at home, or join us for Happy Hour every night beginning at 5pm! Cucumber Martini Makes 1 2 oz. cucumber infused vodka 1/2 fresh squeezed lime 2 […]

Maple Manhattan

Springtime in Maine means warmer days, tulips –  and maple syrup!  This cocktail has just a hint of maple sweetness and is a perfect addition to our specialty cocktail list.  Follow the recipe below and enjoy one at home! Ingredients: 2 oz Makers Mark bourbon1/2 oz dry vermouth1 tbsp. pure maple syrup2 dashes of bitterscherries Add […]

Now Serving Maine Made Gin and Vodka

We have some new additions at the bar! Maine Distilleries Cold River vodka & gin, Twenty 2 Vodka and Back River Gin – all made right here in Maine!  Everything tastes better when it is Maine made!

Blueberry Gin Recipe

One of our newest cocktails here at the Hartstone Inn is a Maine Blueberry Gin Martini.  Many of our guests have really enjoyed this drink and have asked us to publish the recipe.  Here is it!  (We must give credit to for the recipe.  We sure hope they use Maine blueberries!) Blueberry Gin 2 […]

Hartstone Inn Cranberry-Limoncello Martini Recipe

Chef Michael created this recipe almost four years ago to replace our fabulously successful summer drink special the “Watermelon Mojito.” Every year,  we receive numerous requests for the recipe so we decided to re-post it! Cranberry Syrup Base 1 package (12 oz) fresh or frozen whole cranberries 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups water 1/2 […]

Cilantro Martini

Guests Jim and Mary shared a new cocktail recipe with us that we love! We like it so much that we have added it to our cocktail list. It is called (Mary’s) Cilantro Martini. We have shared her recipe below: 2.5 oz. Citrus Vodka 1 oz. simple syrup (1 cup sugar to 1 cup water, […]

Hartstone Inn Signature Summer Cocktail – Watermelon Chiller

We have added a new drink to our list of Hartstone Inn Signature Cocktails.  It is called a Watermelon Chiller and we think it is a perfect way to compliment a warm summer day!  This recipe is designed to be served as a punch but it can be modified to be consumed just a glass or two at a […]

Egg Nog Latte

We recently decided we needed a hot, holiday drink to offer our guests this weekend.  One of our innkeepers suggested an Egg Nog Latte.  Nothing says Christmas like egg nog!  All of you who make cappuccino at home can try this delicious drink too.  In place of milk, just add hot eggnog.  We offer an […]

Moscow Mule

Everyone who’s been to the Hartstone Inn knows that we love cocktails.  At any given time we feature up to ten “specialty” cocktails that we offer to our guests both during cocktail hour and at dinner.  The latest drink that we are crazy about is the “Moscow Mule”. History The Moscow Mule was ”born” in the […]

Fresh Black Raspberry Mojito

I have always loved raspberries-all kinds. When we purchased the house on Free St, I mentioned to Mary Jo that I would finally have the space to plant some. One day, to my surprise, Mary Jo returned from the nursery with one small black raspberry plant. Three years later, the plant has spread and taken over much of the back yard! I feature the berries in the […]


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