Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the MOORE Expo, in the North East corner of the East Hall you will find the Recovery Room Lounge. The relaxing space features comfortable indoor patio seating, live entertainment, local map reading, and refreshing cocktails served by trained mixologists. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy themselves, connect with friends afar, and create new friendships that will last a lifetime.


A Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is a type of buck; therefore, sometimes called a vodka buck. The Moscow mule is popularly served in a copper mug, which takes on the cold temperature of the liquid.

Main alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice, 4 oz Ginger beer
Preparation: Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.
Drinkware: Copper mug or highball glass
Standard garnish: Lime slice


A mimosa cocktail is composed of champagne and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice unless otherwise specified. It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute at brunch, at weddings, or as part of business or first class service on some passenger railways and airlines.

Main alcohol: Champagne
Ingredients: 2 1/2 oz (1 part) Champagne, 2 1/2 oz (1 part) Orange juice, 1/2 oz Campari
Preparation: Ensure all ingredients are well chilled, then mix into the glass. Serve cold.
Served: Stirred not shaken
Standard garnish: Cherries, Grenadine, Strawberries
Drinkware: Champagne flute
IBA specified ingredients: 7.5 cl champagne; 7.5 cl orange juice


The old fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters and water, adding whiskey, and garnishing with orange slice or zest and a cocktail cherry. It is traditionally served in an old fashioned glass, which predated the cocktail. Wikipedia

Main alcohol: Whisky
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey, 1 Sugar cube (or simple syrup), 2 dashes Angostura bitters, Few dashes plain water
Preparation: Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish: Cocktail cherry, Orange slice
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass


The Rob Roy cocktail is similar to the beloved Manhattan, except the Rob Roy calls for scotch instead of American whiskey. The swap from bourbon (or rye) to scotch may not seem significant, but the difference is notable. And delicious.

Ingredients: 5 oz blended scotch, 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 1 1/2 oz water, 5 dashes of Angostura bitters
Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir without ice to combine. Funnel the cocktail into your flask and seal.
Served: Straight from the flask or pour over a couple pieces of ice and enjoy


The gimlet is a cocktail made of gin and lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: gin, and a spot of lime. A description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that “a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice cordial and nothing else.”

Main alcohol: Gin
Ingredients: Four parts Gin, One part sweetened Lime Juice
Preparation: Mix and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Served: Straight or on the rocks
Standard garnish: Lime
Drinkware: Cocktail glass


A Bees Knees is a Prohibition Era cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey. It is served shaken and chilled, often with a lemon twist. The name comes from prohibition-era slang meaning “the best”.

Primary alcohol by volume: Gin
Served: Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish: Optionally garnish with lemon or orange zest
IBA specified ingredients: 52.5 ml dry gin; 22.5 ml lemon juice; 22.5 ml orange juice; 2 teaspoons honey syrup


A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauces, garlic, herbs, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, lime juice and celery salt.

Main alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz(3 parts) Vodka, 1/2 oz(1 part) Lemon juice, MORE
Preparation: Add dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper into highball glass, then pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes. Stir gently. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge (optional). In this case we wanted to make this drink as easy as possible and grabbed a pre-made mix from our friends at Kansas City Canning Co.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.
Standard garnish: Celery stalk or dill pickle spear
Drinkware: Highball glass


Bourbon adds subtle toasty-sweet notes to a simple drink made with pink grapefruit juice. Shake this one up, and pat yourself on the back for taking a fresh-squeezed dose of Vitamin C.

Ingredients: 1 ounce fresh juice from 1 pink grapefruit, 1 1/2 ounces bourbon, 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note)
Garnish: grapefruit wedge (optional)
Preparation: Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice. Add grapefruit juice, bourbon, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, about 20 seconds.
Served: Strain into ice-filled rocks glass
Standard garnish: Optionally with grapefruit wedge


The White Russian is a decadent and surprisingly easy-to-make cocktail. Combining vodka, Kahlúa and cream and serving it on the rocks creates a delicious alternative to adult milkshakes.

Main alcohol: Vodka, Coffee liqueur
Ingredients: 1 2/3 oz (5 parts) Vodka, 1 oz (3 parts) Fresh cream, 2/3 oz (2 parts) Coffee liqueur
Preparation: Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass


The Brooklyn may be less well-known than its neighbor, the Manhattan, but it’s equally delicious. The maraschino liqueur (we recommend Luxardo) adds a rich sweetness, which compensates for the fact that dry rather than sweet vermouth is used.

Ingredients: 2 ounces rye or other whiskey, 1 ounce dry vermouth, 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, 1/4 ounce Amer Picon, Ramazzotti, or a few dashes Angostura or orange bitters
Preparation: Combine ingredients with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Served: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Red Beer is a super simple beer cocktail with a spicy kick. Make these refreshing cocktails for any morning camp breakfast, game day gathering or party with friends.

Ingredients: Beer, V8 juice, Worcestershire sauce and a dash or two of hot sauce, or your favorite Bloody Mary premix

In this video we used the Pickled Bloody Mary Mix from Kansas City Canning Co.


Ingredients: 4 oz Northern Keep Vodka, 1 oz Islay Peated Scotch Laphroaig used here, 5 oz Pear Nectar or premix from Kansas City Canning Co., 1.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, 3 oz Honey Syrup
Preparation: Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir for around 20 seconds to combine the ingredients fully. Served: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Standard garnish: Flaming orange twist


The Watermelon Habanero Margarita is sure to kick things up a notch! Grab your favorite tequila and swing by KC Canning Co. to pick up a pre-mix for an easy as 1-2-3 MARGARITA!