Category: Eight Shires Distillery

Wicked Maiden, featuring 8 Shires Coloniale American Distillery

INGREDIENTS
1 oz 8 Shires Coloniale Silver Rum
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz coconut cream
Ice
Pineapple leaf (optional garnish)

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients to shaker, shake, pour over ice. Add pineapple leaf to garnish, if desired. Enjoy!

The Revolutionary Mojito, featuring Eight Shires Distillery

“We use local whiskies in our Hand Crafted Cocktail menu at the Zinc Bar at Blue Talon Bistro, including Blue Ridge Vodka and Williamsburg Distillery Gin for starters,” David explains. “We are really excited about rye whiskey these days and it’s nice to see that taking off in Virginia as well. The state has an unbelievable wealth of agricultural product [for raw materials used in spirits production] and its artisans like these guys that can show that off!”

INGREDIENTS
Glass: Hurricane
2½ oz. Silver Rum
Juice of one whole lime
15 fresh mint leaves
¾ oz. simple syrup 

PREPARATION
Muddle the mint leaves and the simple syrup in the hurricane glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add rum and lime juice, and stir with a long cocktail spoon until well mixed.

SUBMITTED BY
David Everett of Blue Talon Bistro
420 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Dirty Earl, featuring Eight Shires Distillery

Our Dirty Earl is our Rum spin on a traditional Long Island. Instead of packing a glass full of the bar sink we decided to carefully select ingredients that would balance together to make a truly delightful spiked iced tea.

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz Yorktown Rum
½ oz Brown Sugar
½ oz Honey
½ Lime Squeezed
10 Mint Leaves – muddle and strain over ice 

PREPARATION
Fill with equal parts Earl Gray Tea *Seeped and chilled in advance and Soda Water Collins Glass Mint Sprig

SUBMITTED BY
Denise Greene of 2nd Street American Bistro
140 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Watermelon Lemonade, featuring Eight Shires Distillery

Our Watermelon Lemonade was inspired by the wonderful fruit we receive from a local farm and the urge to refresh yourself during the hot summer season. The bright, flavorful watermelon paired with Williamsburg Distillery’s Yorktown rum and some fresh Lemon and Ginger Beer is a go to cocktail for a hot and humid summer day.

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz Yorktown Rum
½ oz Lemoncello
½ Lime Squeezed
¼ oz Simple Syrup
3 oz Watermelon Juice *House made (Cubed watermelon, juice of half a lemon, dash of simple, blended and double strained.) 

PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients, fill with ginger beer Double Old Fashioned Glass Ice and frozen watermelon cubes, lemon wheel, half sugar rim

SUBMITTED BY
Denise Greene of 2nd Street American Bistro
140 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185