Bocce Baller at The Vig Uptown

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Since there's really no better accessory than a cocktail in your hand, each week brings you a tasty adult beverage from one of our favorite drinking establishments, complete with recipe.

This week: The Bocce Baller at The Vig Uptown.

The Crown Royal-based Bocce Baller at The Vig Uptown is not your grandfather's whiskey. Named for the bocce ball court out back, where a drink in hand is a requisite, this cocktail tastes more like a Georgia peach than a Manhattan. Forget a whiskey sour, we'll take our whiskey sweet.

(Recipe after the jump.)

2 oz. Crown Royal
1.5 oz. Peach Schnapps
Splash pineapple juice
Splash cranberry juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents into a martini glass and garnish with a "bocce ball" cherry.

Work on your aim and brush up on your balancing act, because this is one refreshing summer cocktail you won't want to spill mid-toss.

Bonus: Grab any "Vignature" cocktail for $5 (normally $9) and catch the live styling of DJ Proper Villain and Bob on trumpet after 8 p.m. Wednesdays. No bocce ball, but pretty chill nonetheless.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.