Category: Classic cocktail recipes

The Rappahannock Mule, featuring Dida’s Distillery

1.5 oz Dida’s Pressed Vodka
1.5 oz Navy Hill Ginger Tonic
1/4 oz KISS Ginger Simple Syrup
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
2-3 dashes of bitters
Lime peel or wedge for garnish

Add all ingredients into a stirring glass, mix, pour over crushed ice. Add garnish. Enjoy!

Maple Old-Fashioned, featuring A. Smith Bowman Distillery

1.5 oz Bowman Brothers Bourbon
1/4 oz Barrel-aged maple syrup
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
Orange peel (optional)

Combine Bowman Brothers Bourbon, maple syrup and bitters in a rocks glass. Stir until maple syrup is diluted. Add ice cube, garnish with orange. Enjoy!

Bloody Mary, featuring Blue Sky Distillery

2 oz Tomato juice
1.5 oz Dog Star Vodka
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. Horseradish sauce
3 dashes of Tabasco sauce
1 pinch of salt
1 dash of freshly ground pepper
Garnishes- celery and olives

Add tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce, tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper to a stirring glass, mix, pour over ice, and add celery and olives. Enjoy!

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!

Cureo White Russian, featuring Chesapeake Bay Distillery

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

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!