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Why the Long Face

Why the Long Face

Why the Long Face

1½ oz Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz
1 can Cock & Bull Ginger Beer
orange bitters
cranberry juice

A fantastic iced cocktail for a warm afternoon, the Longface is made with our exclusive Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz, a traditional un-aged plum brandy. Build in a highball glass by first pouring Slivovitz over ice, then adding ginger beer almost to the top, add a couple drops of orange bitters and a splash of cranberry juice. Garnish with lemon peel.

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King’s Sweet Tea

King's Sweet Tea

King’s Sweet Tea

1½ oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
3-5 oz prepared iced tea
½ oz orgeat simple syrup
¼ oz lime juice
lemon wedge and mint stalk for garnish

Build this refreshing springtime cocktail in a collins glass filled with ice. Begin by pouring vodka over ice, then add simple syrup, next the iced tea and lime juice. Garnish with lemon wedge and mint stalk.

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Jilted Gin

 

Jilted Gin
2 oz Merrylegs Genever Style Gin
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
About a bar spoon of Wild Card Absinthe
Lime wheel

 

 

Our Merrylegs Genever Style Gin makes a fantastic gin & juice cocktail. The Wild Card Absinthe wash in this drink provides a unique counterpart to the lime, highlighting Merrylegs’ botanicals of anise and lemon. Begin by preparing a martini glass with an absinthe wash. (Coat the inside walls of the glass by using a small pour or Misto of absinthe.) Combine Merrylegs Genever, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker tin with ice. Shake until cold to touch, then strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

 

 

 

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Hi Sliv Tart

 

Hi Sliv Tart
2 oz Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz
1 oz Hibiscus Juice or Sweet Puree´
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lemon Juice

 

 

This deliciously tart and fruity cocktail is made with our newly released Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz Plum Brandy (available in the Tasting Room). To make, fill a pint glass with ice and add all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist, basil, or hibiscus flower.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sazer-Shake

Sazer-Shake

1½ oz CW Irwin Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 scoop Bonta Wild Card Absinthe Fudge Gelato
½ oz Wild Card Absinthe
Club Soda

 

 

Two classics join forces for this tasty treat — the Sazerac and the old time soda fountain milk shake. To prepare, muddle CW and gelato in a pint glass or shaker tin. Then separately fill a Collins glass with ice and pour absinthe over. Add muddled CW and gelato and top with club soda. Garnish with chocolate if desired.

The delicious gelato used for this recipe is one of Oregon Spirit Distillers’ collaborations with Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato, made locally in Bend, Oregon. Be sure to check them out!

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Berry Patriotic

 

Berry Patriotic

2 oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
¾ oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
1 oz Distiller’s Choice Blackberry Cordial
CW Irwin Bourbon Cherries for Garnish

Add all liquid ingredients except the Blackberry Cordial to a clean shaker tin without ice. Shake vigorously for about one minute, then add ice and shake vigorously a second time to chill ingredients. Strain into a rocks or Collins glass. Then pour the Blackberry Cordial over the back of a bar spoon on top of the cocktail. This technique is referred to as a “float” and the cordial should stay evenly balanced at the top of the glass. Garnish with a skewer of fresh blueberries and a strawberry.

Enjoy, and have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Trinidad Thai Tea

Trini-DAD Thai Tea (1)1 oz Scorpion Pepper Vodka
1 oz Coconut Milk or Half & Half
2 oz Iced Thai Tea or Chai Tea Concentrate
¾ oz Simple Syrup

Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate with a nice Trini-DAD Thai Tea! Begin by adding all ingredients to a clean mixing glass, add ice and stir gently. Strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass.

I’d like to give James Jaggard credit for creating this cocktail. James is a good friend of ours and a new Father this year! Thanks James — it’s a hit!

A great way to surprise Dad — plenty of spice but with some sweetness to cut the heat. I often recommend adding chai tea as a cocktail mixer ingredient, as it’s a great way to experiment with spice — and there are so many different varieties! Oregon Chai Tea is my go-to brand but Thai Tea is another that can add depth and sweetness. This is one cocktail where the flavor complexity comes from the ingredients more than the build. It’s very simple to make, and perfect for those hot summer afternoons.

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Armored Sour

 

Armored Sour

 

1 oz Scorpion Pepper Vodka
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Simple Syrup
¾ oz Lemon Juice
Lemon Wheel for Garnish

To make the Armored Sour, add all ingredients to an old fashioned glass, fill with ice and gently stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

The Scorpion Pepper Vodka is our latest Distiller’s Choice release and is currently available in the tasting room. This is a delicious yet very spicy vodka flavored naturally with a variety of hot peppers. For all cocktails made with the Scorpion, try a small taste at first, then adjust for heat using equal parts Scorpion and regular Oregon Spirit Vodka.

 

Scorpion Summer

Scorpion Summer
1 oz Distiller’s Choice Scorpion Vodka
2 oz Carrot Juice
½ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Triple Sec or Simple Syrup
Lemon Twist for Garnish
Celery Stalk or Cucumber Slice for Garnish (Optional)

Begin with a collins glass and add all liquid ingredients. Stir with bar spoon, then add ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and celery stalk.

Talk about hot summer nights! This spicy cocktail features our newest Distiller’s Choice Release, a Scorpion Pepper Vodka. This naturally flavored vodka features a great level of heat, though not intended to be consumed straight. It is rather meant to be tamed down in cocktails so please keep that in mind when giving it a taste! The recipe includes a full shot of the intense spirit. If you want to reduce the amount of heat, sub-in part Oregon Spirit Vodka and reduce in equal part the Scorpion Vodka. A drink can always be adjusted to have more heat by adding a ‘float’ of Scorpion at the end of the cocktail build. Enjoy!

 

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Pamplemousse Kiss

Pamplemouse Kiss

 

 

1½ oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
¼ oz Wild Card Absinthe
½ oz Campari
2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 grapefruit twist for garnish

Add all ingredients to clean shaker tin, fill with ice and shake well until tin is very cold to touch. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with grapefruit twist, making sure to express the oils from grapefruit peel into the cocktail.