Tag: Catoctin Creek Cocktails

Black Manhattan, featuring Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1/2 oz Amaro, such as Cynar
1/2 oz sweet Vermouth, such as Noilly Prat, or Flying Fox Vineyards
2-3 dashes of Chocolate bitters
Garnish – Luxardo cheery

Combine all ingredients over ice, stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!

The Cure, featuring Catoctin Creek

The inspiration for this cocktail came about with… “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” A fantastic “cure” for what my ail you this holiday season! Whether it be the weather, family or just the spirit of the season itself, this beverage will warm you inside and out!

1 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof
1 oz Catoctin Creek Quarter Branch Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Serve over ice
Garnish with orange peel, Angostura bitters and apple bitters

Denise Petty of Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St. Purcellville, VA 20132

Apple of My Rye, featuring Catoctin Creek

Whisky is obviously very near and dear to us at Catoctin Creek Distillery. It’s our heart, our soul, the apple of our rye… err, eye. A refreshing blend of cider, local shrub and maple syrup to make sure you know, Fall is here! Have this libation on Thanksgiving and into the night by a cozy fire where our Cask Proof Maple Finish will surely keep you warm!

1.5 oz Catoctin Creek Cask Proof Maple Finish
1 oz Apple Cider
1/8 oz Chai Pear Shrub
1/8 oz Maple Syrup
1/4 oz Lemon Juice

Shake and serve up
Garnish with lemon twist and freshly grated cinnamon

Denise Petty of Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W Main St. Purcellville, VA 20132

Trick Question, featuring Catoctin Creek

This is an easy-drinking crushed ice drink that is presented in tiki style.

1oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1oz Sunset Hills Gin
.25oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
.25oz Mt. Defiance Cassis Liqueuer
.75oz Cointreau
.75oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Simple Syrup

Build all ingredients in a 14+oz Tumbler or pint glass. Add crushed ice halfway, and “swizzle” with a bois lele (natural swizzle stick) or agitate aggressively with a bar spoon. Add crushed ice to fill. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Derek Salerno of Shagbark
4901 Libbie Mill East Blvd Suite 175 Richmond, VA 23230

Almond Breeze, featuring Catoctin Creek

This drink came about because I knew I wanted to create a cocktail that kept some of the traditional flavors of tiki drinks, but used rye as the base spirit. I wanted to find a way to encourage people who wouldn’t normally have a whiskey drink to try something new.

1 1/2 ounce of Catoctin Creek Rye
1/2 ounce Allspice Dram
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce pineapple shrub
1/3 ounce orgeat syrup

Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Melissa Smith of the Rappahannock Oyster Bar
1309 5th St., NE, DC, 20002

Loudoun Rye, featuring Catoctin Creek

We’re proud to share the town with Catoctin Creek Distillery and use their spirits in some of our most popular cocktails.

1.5 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
.5 oz elderflower liqueur
1 Lemon Wedge
1 teaspoon rhubarb jam
1 ounce Cava (or other sparkling wine)

Squeeze & drop lemon wedge in shaker with ice. Add rye, elderflower and jam shake well. Strain into coupe glass and Top with Sparkling wine.

Rebecca Dudley of the Market Table Bistro
13 East Broad Way Lovettsville, VA 20180

Catoctin Royal, featuring Catoctin Creek

This delicious cocktail is the prefect cooler for a summer afternoon into evening. Aperitif Wine, Black Currents and Champagne blend and compliment Catoctin Creek’s Watershed Gin.

1.5 oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano Rosa
.5 oz Creme de Bourgogne Nivernaise (Cassis)
3 oz Champagne

Combine Gin, Rosa & Cassis into a mixing glass full of ice and stir. Pour into a highball with ice (or an ice baton). Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Matt Perkins of the Magnolias at the Mill
198 north 21st street

Stablemate, featuring Catoctin Creek

A balanced, spiced whiskey cocktail that’s perfect for late summer or early fall.

 1.5 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
.5 oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
.75 oz Burnt Local Honey*
.75 oz lemon juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

*Burnt Local Honey
3 cups local honey
1 cup water

Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice, shake. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel, expressing the oils into the glass first.

*Burnt Local Honey
Pour honey into a small saucepan and heat it up at the medium heat setting, whisking continuously. Once it’s simmering, turn down to low heat. Continue whisking until the honey darkens to a deep, golden brown. Add the water to the pan, whisk it all together to homogenize, then remove from heat. Allow to cool completely. Store in a clean container and keep refrigerated. Yield: About 1 qt

Alec Spidalieri of Junction
421 Monticello Rd Charlottesville VA 22902

Bramblin’ Man, featuring Catoctin Creek

The Bramblin’ Man came to be after finding some amazing blackberries at our local farmers market. With blackberry cordial as the centerpiece of this cocktail, we use Catoctin Creek gin for its exceptionally floral notes as a foundation. Then we acidify and add a touch of violet sweetness, and round it out with a hit of absinthe and bitters for a boozy, fruity kick. Prosecco adds the effervescence and dryness to make this cocktail a perfect patio sipper.

2 oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
0.75 oz Blackberry Cordial
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Creme de Violette
1 Dash Absinthe
1 Dash Peach Bitters
1 oz Prosecco
1 Sprig of Thyme (For Garnish)

Combine all ingredients except Prosecco in a shaker and shake over ice. Double strain into a chilled coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish with sprig of thyme.

Jake Rice of Brine
2985 District Avenue #202, Fairfax VA, 22031

District Saz, featuring Catoctin Creek

An earthy interpretation of a Sazerac, featuring Catoctin Creek Rye, Birch Beer syrup made from local birch bark, and a peaty rinse of Laphroig. Served up in a glencairn glass. A great introduction to fall with a zesty and savory cocktail.

1.75 oz Catoctin Creek Rye
0.25 oz Benedictine
1 Teaspoon Birch Bark Syrup Laphroig 10 Year Scotch (For Rinse)
Lemon Peel (For Garnish) 

Combine Rye, Benedictine, and Birch Bark Syrup in a mixing glass and stir until chilled. Rinse a glencairn glass with Laphroig 10 Year and dump. Express the lemon peel over the cocktail then discard.

Jake Rice of Brine
2985 District Avenue #202, Fairfax VA, 22031