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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!