Whiskey Apple Crisp

 

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1½ oz Ottis Webber Oregon Wheat Whiskey
¾ oz Apple Cider Vinegar
1 oz Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Simple Syrup
2 oz Club Soda
Ground Cinnamon for Garnish.

Begin by adding only the simple syrup and apple cider vinegar to bottom of a lowball glass. Stir well, adding Ottis Webber while continuing to stir. Add ice to glassware and top with club soda water. Garnish with a dash of ground cinnamon.

We’re very proud of our Ottis Webber taking gold at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

 

 

 

Loretta Lynn

 

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

1½ oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
½ oz Ginger Liquor
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Honey
3 oz Hot Water
Candied Ginger Garnish

Begin by filling mug with boiling water to warm. After one minute discard water and begin building cocktail in glassware. Add all ingredients into mug and stir until honey is well mixed. Garnish with a skewer of candied ginger.

A drink as enjoyable as it is easy to make, this one is sure to please a diverse crowd. Light notes of spice & lemon sweetened with honey makes a well-rounded bourbon drink. During Central Oregon’s chilly evenings this cocktail has been a hit served hot. It’s a take on the traditional Toddy but it also serves well as a chilled martini in the warmer Spring temperatures.

His & Hers Saint Patrick’s Cocktails

 

Saint Patricks

 

 

Lucky Emerald (Hers)

1½ oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
1 oz Midori
1 oz White Cranberry Juice
¼ oz Lime Juice
Lime Wheel for Garnish

Begin by adding all ingredients to shaker tin, then add ice and shake until tin is cold to touch. Finally strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
Leprechaun Limeade (His)

1½ oz Merrylegs Genever
¾ oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
2 Fresh Thyme Sprigs

Begin by adding all liquid ingredients to clean shaker tin. Strip only the leaves from thyme sprig and add to tin. Add ice and shake hard. Double strain (use both hawthorne strainer and fine strainer together) into chilled coupe glass to remove excess thyme. Garnish with remaining fresh sprig of thyme. This cocktail is great served up but can also be enjoyed on the rocks.

Happy Saint Paddy’s!

 

 

 

Absinthe Sour

 

Absinthe Sour

 

1½ oz Wild Card Absinthe
3⁄4 oz Simple Syrup
Juice from 1⁄2 a lemon
3⁄4 oz Egg White

A salute to National Absinthe Day, here is a recipe for the traditional Absinthe Sour using Wild Card Absinthe. A Double Gold Medal Award and Best of Category went to Wild Card in 2014 at the International Spirit Competition in San Francisco. This cocktail is well-rounded with distinct presence of absinthe producing delicate notes of fennel, star anise and wormwood.

To make the Absinthe Sour, fill cocktail shaker with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously. Shake very hard to get the ingredients to emulsify and form a layer of foam on top of the cocktail. Garnish with Lemon Twist.

 

Black-Eyed Jon

 

Black-Eyed Jon

 

 

 

1 oz One-Eyed Jon
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Orange Juice
½ oz D.C. Blackberry Cordial
2 oz Atlas Blackberry Cider
2-3 Blackberries for Garnish

Begin with a clean shaker tin, add One-Eyed Jon, lime, orange juice, cordial and shake until tin is cold to touch. Strain into lowball glass with 1 large craft ice cube. Top with Atlas Blackberry Cider. Garnish with a skewer of blackberries.

A well-rounded spiced rum paired with effervescence from blackberry cider and sweetness from blackberry cordial make for a very palatable sipping cocktail.

Merry Brambling

Merry Brambling

1½ oz Merrylegs Genever
½ oz OSD Distiller’s Choice Blackberry Cordial
¼ oz Fresh Lemon
½ oz Simple Syrup
Lemon Wedge

Build the Merry Brambling in lowball or rocks glass. Add all ingredients except blackberry cordial and stir well with bar spoon. Fill glass with ice and ‘bleed’ the cordial by pouring slowly on top of the cocktail. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Here is an example of a classic drink from the 80s finding renewed popularity in today’s bar scene.

Valentine’s Duo

 

Valentines Duo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly! If you haven’t decided what cocktails you’ll be serving or enjoying, I’ll suggest a great duo. Both cocktails are approachable, and a hint of Distiller’s Choice Blackberry Cordial brightens up both of these classic cocktails. A mildly sweet martini was selected for the lady’s cocktail and a slightly higher proof Manhattan for the gentleman’s cocktail. Both drinks are phenomenal served up, but if preferred they’re also great on the rocks.

His Cocktail:
Blackberry Manhattan
2 oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
1 oz Distillers Choice Blackberry Cordial
1-2 Dashes Bitters

Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Add ice and stir gently until well mixed. Strain into a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with skewer of blackberries.

Her Cocktail:
French Kiss
1 1/2 oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
1 oz Distiller’s Choice Blackberry Cordial
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice

Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Add ice and shake vigorously until cold to touch. Strain into martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a skewer of blackberries.

Berry Heartfelt Crush

 

Berry Heartfelt Crush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 oz Ottis Webber Wheat Whiskey
1 oz D.C. Blackberry Cordial
2 Drops Angostura Bitters
Club Soda
Sugar Cube
3-4 Blackberries for muddling & garnish

Begin by muddling 2-3 blackberries in bottom of mixing glass. Add sugar cube, then bitters directly on top of sugar cube. Using a muddler, crush sugar and bitters until well blended into berries. Now add ice, then whiskey, followed by cordial and finally top with club soda. Garnish with a blackberry on bamboo skewer.

Whiskey neat is always nice but while dreaming of warmer weather I always enjoy a good Old Fashioned. The addition of our Distiller’s Choice Blackberry Cordial adds depth and finishes nicely in this cocktail.

 

Hawk Shots

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2 oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
½ oz Blue Curacao
4-6 Limes, halved & hollowed out for the shot vessel
Blue Colored Jello Mix (Prepped normally but subtracting 2½ oz water from recipe to compensate for Vodka)
Blue Food Coloring (optional)

This Recipe will yield 24-36 shots.

Seahawks Jello Shots! Prepare Jello mix with 2 cups of boiling water. I added 3 drops of blue food coloring to intensify the true blue of the Seattle Seahawks colors. Stir until dissolved, then add 5½ cups of ice cold water to jello liquid, stir and add Oregon Spirit Vodka & Blue Curacao. Place hollowed limes on baking sheet or in baking dish for cooling later. Use a Pyrex or other spouted measuring cup to fill the lime halves to the top with Blue Jello Mixture. Carefully move to fridge for the Jello to set, and wait 2-4 hours. When Jello is solid to the touch, move to a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut each half into thirds, length-wise. Share and Enjoy. Go Hawks!

 

Old Fashioned Merry

 

Old Fashioned Merry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 oz Merrylegs Genever
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Bar Spoon Cranberry Simple Syrup
Club Soda

Begin with a lowball glass. Add Bitters & Simple Syrup, then ice. Using bar spoon, stir ingredients while adding Genever. Once mixed top with Club Soda & Garnish with Orange Zest.

A great take on an old fashioned, a very popular cocktail originating in the early 1800s. This recipe using Merrylegs Genever, a malted grain base spirit with the addition of botanicals, needs just the addition of a dash of Simple Syrup for added sweetness & Angostura Bitters for balance to make this a very refreshing and palatable cocktail.