Category: George Washington Cocktails

Peach Cobbler, Featuring George Washington’s Distillery

A Peach Cobbler predates common usage of “cocktail” and was a common way to cut the strength of strong spirits with the sweetness of fresh fruit. We’ve made it a little more seasonal by preserving peaches in some fall spices, adding grated ginger. It’s a murky drink with the fruit muddled in, and delicious.

2 oz. George Washington’s Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. freshly grated, peeled ginger
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 slices fresh peaches or spiced, brandied peaches (in the fall)

Steve Bashore and of George Washington’s Distillery
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

Sidecar, featuring George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon

Using Virginia brandy and autumn flavors, we put our local take on a classic Sidecar.

2.5 oz Apple Brandy, from George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon
1 oz mulling spice infused maple syrup
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz fresh orange juice

Fill a metal cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients. Stir until the shaker gets frosty. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an amarena cherry.

Christi Davis of The Blue Apron Restaurant and Red Rooster Bar
210 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153