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Lit Cocoa

 

Lit Cocoa

 

1½ oz Distiller’s Choice Peppermint Schnapps
3-5 oz prepared hot cocoa
whipped cream

 

 

A Lit Cocoa is a delicious treat throughout the colder months of the year and is very easy to make. Pour 1½ oz Schnapps into your favorite mug, fill with hot cocoa, leaving about a half inch of room for cream. Top with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Made with fresh peppermint, our Distiller’s Choice Peppermint Schnapps is a local favorite! Find it in the Tasting Room, available seasonally.

 

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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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Webber’s Apple

Webbers Apple

1½ oz Ottis Webber Oregon Wheat Whiskey
3 oz hot cider
Brown sugar & cinnamon whipped cream
Ground cardamom

 

 

Here’s a perfect and simple hot cocktail for cold winter evenings. Combine whiskey and hot apple cider in a mug and lightly stir. (If using instant cider, use ½ packet to 3 oz hot water.) Top with whipped cream whipped with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Sprinkle with ground cardamom and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Candy Cane Martini

 

Candy Cane Martini

1 oz Distiller’s Choice Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
Splash of Meadowland Peppermint Simple Syrup
Crushed peppermint candy for rim
Optional mint leaf and/or mini candy cane for garnish

 

 

For a Santa-approved, sweet, simple and refreshing holiday cocktail, try a Candy Cane Martini! Shake the schnapps, vodka and simple syrup with ice until the shaker tin is very cold to the touch. Strain into martini glass pre-prepped with a candy rim. A mini candy cane or mint leaf makes a great garnish. Our Distiller’s Choice Peppermint Schnapps is a holiday favorite of ours and many others, and is available seasonally in the Tasting Room. Happy holidays!

 

 

 

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Czech Sidecar

Czech Sidecar

 

1½ oz Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz
1 oz lemon
1 oz lime
½ oz simple syrup
Sugar, cinnamon and clove for rim

 

Try our new Distiller’s Choice Slivovitz! Traditionally made in Central and Eastern Europe, we created our own version of this fine plum brandy using fresh plum juice from the Willamette Valley. Slivovitz is traditionally served straight but is also excellent for use in both hot and cold cocktails, especially during the holidays. To make the Czech Sidecar, add all ingredients into shaker tin with ice and shake until cold to the touch. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with a mix of sugar, cinnamon and clove. Add lemon or lime wedge for garnish.

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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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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.

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.