Category: brandy

September 30, 2017: VA Spirits Festival – Washington DC

Meet over 20 Virginia distillers as you eat, relax, and indulge in unique Virginia-made distilled spirits at the 2nd Annual Virginia Spirits Showcase. This year’s Showcase will be even more exciting than last year’s event, which was the first of its kind. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts through Master Distiller Seminars, as well as attend the 2nd annual Battle of the Bartenders competition, where you will witness bartenders leverage their creative-cocktail skills to gain affection from the judges on hand. All of this will take place at the Roanoke City Market Building, located in the heart of downtown and just a short walk away from nightlife, fine dining, and much more on Saturday September 16th!

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Catoctin Creek Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

Rise and shine, folks! Today we’re going to discuss the topic of infused spirits and the value of authentic infusions versus chemical-compound infusions. I recently sat down with few of Virginia and Washington, D.C.’s most talented bartenders to get the facts straight, and to hear their take on the topic. I also chatted with the fellas at Belle Isle Craft Spirits to learn more about their approach to making artisanal infusions with their premium moonshines. But before I delve into that, let’s do a little infusion 101…

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George Washington’s Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

Rise and shine, folks! Today we’re going to discuss the topic of infused spirits and the value of authentic infusions versus chemical-compound infusions. I recently sat down with few of Virginia and Washington, D.C.’s most talented bartenders to get the facts straight, and to hear their take on the topic. I also chatted with the fellas at Belle Isle Craft Spirits to learn more about their approach to making artisanal infusions with their premium moonshines. But before I delve into that, let’s do a little infusion 101…

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November 4, 2017: Coastal Virginia Spirits Soiree – Virginia Beach, VA

Meet over 20 Virginia distillers as you eat, relax, and indulge in unique Virginia-made distilled spirits at the 2nd Annual Virginia Spirits Showcase. This year’s Showcase will be even more exciting than last year’s event, which was the first of its kind. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts through Master Distiller Seminars, as well as attend the 2nd annual Battle of the Bartenders competition, where you will witness bartenders leverage their creative-cocktail skills to gain affection from the judges on hand. All of this will take place at the Roanoke City Market Building, located in the heart of downtown and just a short walk away from nightlife, fine dining, and much more on Saturday September 16th!

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Sidecar, featuring George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon

Using Virginia brandy and autumn flavors, we put our local take on a classic Sidecar.

 

INGREDIENTS
2.5 oz Apple Brandy, from George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon
1 oz mulling spice infused maple syrup
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz fresh orange juice

 

PREPARATION
Fill a metal cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients. Stir until the shaker gets frosty. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an amarena cherry.

 

SUBMITTED BY
Christi Davis of The Blue Apron Restaurant and Red Rooster Bar
210 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153