Category: Ragged Branch Cocktails

Old Nut Job, Featuring Ragged Branch Distillery

This is a delightful seasonal twist on an ‘Old Fashioned’ using walnuts in place of fruit. Served up as a martini; CHEERS!

INGREDIENTS
2oz Ragged Branch Bourbon
1/2oz Vanilla Maple Salted Syrup*
3 Dashes Orange Bitters
3 Walnut Halfs

*Vanilla Maple Salted Syrup
– Combine, 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 tsp Kosher salt to a simmer, (stir until sugar is dissolved). Let cool before use.

PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and muddle till nuts are all crushed
Add ice and stir until well chilled
Double strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a walnut

SUBMITTED BY
Josh Rossiter of Ragged Branch Bourbon
1015 Taylor’s Gap Rd. Charlottesville, V.A. 22903

Cinn-A-Mint Julep, Featuring Ragged Branch Distillery

We love a good Mint Julep around here for sure, but this holiday twist is just as nice. Deck the halls and have yourself one, (or more).

INGREDIENTS
2oz Ragged Branch Bourbon
1/2oz Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup*
5 Large Mint Leaves 
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Club Soda

*Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup
Combine: 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw, 1/2 cup water, 1 cinnamon stick, and 5 whole cloves in a sauce pan. Simmer for 5 minutes, (be sure all sugar is dissolved). Let spices sit in hot syrup until it is cooled, and then remove.

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients to a shaking tin full of ice and shake hard for 17 seconds
Double Strain over crushed ice, (in a copper mug if you have one)
Fresh mint to garnish

SUBMITTED BY
Josh Rossiter of Ragged Branch Bourbon
1015 Taylor’s Gap Rd. Charlottesville, V.A. 22903

Holiday Harvest, Featuring Ragged Branch Distillery

 A cocktail inspired by the bounty of local produce from around the state of Virginia during the fall and early winter months. A fantastic tipple for the holidays.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2oz Ragged Branch Bourbon
1/2oz Grand Marnier
3 Dashes Cherry Bitters
Local Hard Cider

PREPARATION
Fill a pint glass with ice
Add the first 3 ingredients
Top with Local Cider and stir
Garnish with apple rounds

SUBMITTED BY
Josh Rossiter of Ragged Branch Bourbon
1015 Taylor’s Gap Rd. Charlottesville, V.A. 22903