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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!

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Hibiscus Bourbon-Rita

HibiscusBourbonRita

1½ oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Orange Juice
½ oz Hibiscus Simple Syrup*
Lime Wheel for Garnish
Salt (Optional for Rim)

Begin by running lime wheel around rim of martini glass. Now dip lightly in coarse salt. In clean shaker tin add all ingredients, then ice and shake gently to blend. Strain into prepared martini glass, garnish with lime wheel.

A wonderful idea for those wanting to have a tart drink without being overly sweet. Light floral notes from the hibiscus flowers compliment orange notes alongside a delicious bourbon to make this vibrant “bourbon-rita” a good fit for all palates. It’s also a great option for preparing in large batches for group parties.

*Available at the Oregon Spirit Distillers Tasting Room!

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.

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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.