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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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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.

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.