Category: gin

Copper Fox Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

The story of Copper Fox Distillery begins with how much I love the smell of burning wood! As a kid, I was in charge of collecting firewood and building the campfires on family camping trips. Later, when building fires for warmth and cooking, I became more aware of the aromatic properties of different woods and the different flavors of wood smoke when used for grilling…

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A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

As a small and privately-owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery is proud to share the history behind its strong Virginian roots, offer complimentary tours and tastings on a regular basis, and put its operation on the map as home of the “World’s Best Bourbon” two years in a row. Through these things and more, A. Smith Bowman shows its Virginia spirit.

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James River Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

Here at James River Distillery, we feel being located in Richmond, Virginia, is just about the best place to be. From the mountains to the sea, Virginia has a bit of everything and you can’t beat being in the capital, the heart of it all. Virginia offers a bounty of agriculture, so it’s not hard to come by quality local products and we love using all we can…

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Santa’s Toddy, featuring James River Distillery

The best way to end a night spent delivering gifts is with a Santa’s Toddy. Featuring Santa’s favorite spice, cinnamon, as well some well deserved navy strength gin.

INGREDIENTS
2 oz Unauthorized Absence navy strength gin
1 oz Cinnamon KISS (cinnamon simple syrup)
.5 oz lemon juice
2 oz water
dash of Angostura bitters
cinnamon stick (optional)

PREPARATION
Heat gin, syrup, lemon juice, and water. Remove from heat and add bitters. Serve with cinnamon stick as garnish

SUBMITTED BY
Kristi Croxton of James River Distillery
2700 Hardy St. Richmond, VA 23220

23 Skiddoo, featuring James River Distillery

This festive drink is beautiful to look at and even better to drink. With a hint of cranberry it is perfect to drink at all your upcoming holiday celebrations!

INGREDIENTS
1 oz Commonwealth Gin
.5 oz St. Germain
.25 oz thyme syrup
.25 oz lemon juice
3 oz sparkling wine (any Champagne, Prosecco, etc. will do since other ingredients are the star)

PREPARATION
For syrup combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add thyme leaves and let stand for an hour. (can refrigerate any leftovers)
Fill mixing glass with ice and add gin, St. Germain, syrup, and lemon juice. Mix and strain into flute. Top with the bubbly and garnish with thyme sprig. Enjoy!

SUBMITTED BY
Kristi Croxton of James River Distillery
2700 Hardy St. Richmond, VA 23220

Straight Merriment! featuring James River Distillery

Our Straight Merriment is a spin on the classic cocktails, The Aviation and The Casino. We find it perfect for the holidays. It’s straight alcohol but delivered in a smooth and classy way. A perfect sipping drink when celebrating with family!

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Continental Gin
.75 oz. Øster Vit 
2-3 dashes maraschino liqueur

PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients and garnish with a dill sprig

SUBMITTED BY
Kristi Croxton of James River Distillery
2700 Hardy St. Richmond, VA 23220