Tag: cocktails

Cureo White Russian, featuring Chesapeake Bay Distillery

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz Cureo Coffee Liqueur by Chesapeake Bay Distillery
1/2 oz Blue Ridge Vodka by Chesapeake Bay Distillery
1/2 oz vanilla simple syrup
2 oz half and half
Cinnamon or nutmeg, as optional garnish

PREPARATION
In an 8 oz glass, add ice and vanilla simple syrup. Add vodka, Cureo coffee liqueur, andtop off with half and half. Give a light stir, sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg as a garnish. Enjoy!

Chai Old-Fashioned, featuring Ironclad Distillery Co.

A cocktail that is perfect for crisp, cold days. It’s so tasty it’s a little crazy. It is perfect for when you have the sniffles. And just about any day after 5pm too.

INGREDIENTS
2 oz Ironclad Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz vanilla-chai syrup
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters
Garnish: Star anise pod

PREPARATION
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing tin with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.
Vanilla Chai Syrup: Steep 1 tsp. of loose chai and a split vanilla bean pod in 8 oz. of hot water for 3-5 minutes. Combine with an equal amount of brown sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves.

SUBMITTED BY
Kara King of Ironclad Distillery Co.
124 23rd Street Newport News, VA 23607

Ironclad Alexander, featuring Ironclad Distillery Co.

We’ve tweaked this classic, creamy after-dinner drink to include bourbon, making it the perfect choice post a holiday feast – pant button discreetly undone.

INGREDIENTS
2 oz dark crème de cacao
2 oz heavy cream
1 1/2 oz Ironclad Bourbon Whiskey
Garnish: Grated nutmeg, chocolate baton

PREPARATION
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. Place the crème de cacao, cream, and Ironclad Bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill the shaker halfway, cover, and shake until the outside is frosted, about 30 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass and top with freshly grated nutmeg and a chocolate baton.

SUBMITTED BY
Kara King of Ironclad Distillery Co.
124 23rd Street Newport News, VA 23607

Bourbon Apple Hot Toddy, featuring Ironclad Distillery Co.

The tonic for warm feelings and a fuzzy memory. Make in big batches to toast a crowd during the coldest months.

INGREDIENTS
6 oz Ironclad Bourbon Whiskey
6 oz apple cider
2 oz maple syrup
2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
3 whole cloves

PREPARATION
Combine the apple cider, maple syrup, lemon juice, and spices in a small, 2 to 3-quart slow cooker set to high or saucepan. Cover and heat, stirring occasionally, 20 to 30 minutes. Add the Ironclad Bourbon and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and serve warm with a lemon twist and freshly grated nutmeg.

SUBMITTED BY
Kara King of Ironclad Distillery Co.
124 23rd Street Newport News, VA 23607

Hot Franklin County Fall Cider, featuring Franklin County Distillers

Hot cider, courtesy of Franklin County Distillery

INGREDIENTS
6 ounces Fresh Apple Cider
2 ounces FCD White Label Corn Whiskey
Fresh Sliced Apples
Dash Cinnamon

PREPARATION
Serve Hot in an Irish Coffee Mug

SUBMITTED BY
Sam Calhoun of Franklin County Distillery
120 Easy Street Boones Mill, Virginia

Franklin Cobbler, featuring Franklin County Distillers

A cobbler themed drink, courtesy of Franklin County Distillery

INGREDIENTS
Fresh Muddled Peaches
Blackberries (3)
3 ounces Ginger Ale
1 ounce Sour Mix
1.5 ounces FCD White Label Corn Whiskey
Graham Cracker Rim
Brown Sugar

SUBMITTED BY
Sam Calhoun of Franklin County Distillery
120 Easy Street Boones Mill, Virginia

Early Morning Breeze, featuring James River Distillery and Belle Isle Moonshine

I decided to name this series of Virginia Spirits drinks after Dolly Parton Songs. Music is a huge influence for comfort, and Michele (one of the owners) and myself are huge Dolly Fans! Early Morning Breeze suited the feel of this drink well I think.

INGREDIENTS
1 oz. Belle Isle Grapefruit
1 oz. Dolin Blanc
.5 Oz. James River Distillery Ostervit
.25 oz. lime
dropper hopped grapefruit bitters

PREPARATION
Add ingredients to tin, plus ice, shake vigorously, strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

SUBMITTED BY
Beth Dixon of Comfort
200. W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220