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Pumpkin Flip, Featuring Vitae Spirits Distillery

Tasting Room Associate Kerrie Pierce came up with this delicious fall riff on a classic Flip cocktail

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Orange Liqueur
0.5 oz. pumpkin syrup (see below for recipe)
1 oz. Heavy cream
0.5 oz egg white

Pumpkin syrup-
2 cups water
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 oz fresh ginger sliced
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1/8 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 tsp whole allspice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 vanilla bean split open, seeds scraped out
-Using whole spices, not ground. heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves, mix in pumpkin and spices, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, let cool, then strain thoroughly.

SUBMITTED BY
TJ Drake of Vitae Spirits Distillery
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Naughty or Nice, Featuring Vitae Spirits Distillery

Developed by our Tasting Room Associate Kerrie Pierce for our Winter 2016 tasting room cocktail menu. Naughty or Nice’s color combination is perfect for the holiday season and its sweet and sour flavor profile makes it dangerously easy to go down.

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Modern Gin
3/4 oz. cranberry shrub
3/4 oz. orange blossom simple syrup
rosemary sprig
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CRANBERRY SHRUB
1 large orange
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cranberries
1 cup apple cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS
1. Produce orange sugar: Using a peeler remove orange zest in long strips and place in a bowl with sugar. Muddle orange zest with sugar, cover, and then let sit for a minimum of an hour. Remove zest from bowl and discard, while reserving the oily sugar.
2. Juice the orange and set it aside.
3. Add cranberries and vinegar to blender and blend until pureed.
4. Combine cranberry-vinegar mixture, orange juice, and orange sugar in a non-reactive container then allow to steep at room temperature for at least two days.
5. Strain off solids through a fine strainer or cheese cloth and retain the cranberry shrub liquid.

SUBMITTED BY
TJ Drake of Vitae Spirits Distillery
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hot Buttered Rum, Featuring Vitae Spirits Distillery

There is nothing better than a spicy rich hot rum drink on a cold winter day. This member of our Winter 2016 tasting room cocktail menu is not for the faint at heart.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Platinum Rum
3 oz. (~2 to 3 tbs) spiced butter
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
hot water
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SPICED BUTTER
1/4 cup quality salted butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbs high grade molasses
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 ground fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients. Microwave briefly if needed to soften butter. Let sit at least overnight in the refrigerator.

SUBMITTED BY
TJ Drake of Vitae Spirits Distillery
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903