The Revolutionary Mojito, featuring Eight Shires Distillery

“We use local whiskies in our Hand Crafted Cocktail menu at the Zinc Bar at Blue Talon Bistro, including Blue Ridge Vodka and Williamsburg Distillery Gin for starters,” David explains. “We are really excited about rye whiskey these days and it’s nice to see that taking off in Virginia as well. The state has an unbelievable wealth of agricultural product [for raw materials used in spirits production] and its artisans like these guys that can show that off!”

Glass: Hurricane
2½ oz. Silver Rum
Juice of one whole lime
15 fresh mint leaves
¾ oz. simple syrup 

Muddle the mint leaves and the simple syrup in the hurricane glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add rum and lime juice, and stir with a long cocktail spoon until well mixed.

David Everett of Blue Talon Bistro
420 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185