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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.

 

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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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.