Here in Virginia, we take pleasure in our hand-crafted spirits. We’re additionally the birthplace of American Spirits with the primary batch of whiskey distilled proper right here in 1620. We now have over 70 distilleries making a few of the best whiskey, bourbon, vodka, moonshine and liqueurs within the United States. Don’t imagine us? Give them a strive. Here are seven recipes of Virginia-special cocktails from our soul to yours. Enjoy and drink responsibly.
Whether you’ve got simply returned from a fox hunt or are simply seeking to unwind after a protracted day, you will undoubtedly get pleasure from this basic, courtesy of Tarnished Truth.
- 2 oz Tarnished Truth 9-Year Bourbon
- 3/Four oz Grapefruit Juice
- 3/Four oz Honey Simple Syrup
- French Tarragon
Combine bourbon, grapefruit juice and easy syrup in a shaker. Add ice and shake. Double pressure with Hawthorne strainer into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with French tarragon.
Cousin to the Moscow Mule, this refreshing cocktail is ideal on heat summer time nights. If ginger beer is just too spicy for you, we suggest giving locally-produced Northern Neck Ginger Ale a strive as an alternative!
- 1.5 oz Ironclad Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
- Ginger beer
- Three dashes of Angosture bitters or Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters
- Fresh lime
Build within the glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a lime slice.
For those that just like the sweeter issues in life, A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s twist on an quaint bourbon is a mix of clean and scrumptious flavours that’ll have you ever making one other… and one other.
- 2 oz Bowman Brothers Bourbon
- 1/Four oz Maple Syrup
- 4 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
- Orange Peel
Combine bourbon, maple syrup and bitters. Stir till maple syrup is dissolved. Add ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Blue Ridge Punch:
One summer time cocktail that is cherished all 12 months spherical, this Ragged Branch specialty provides an island cocktail a bourbon kick. They say it is like enjoyable on a seaside within the mountains.
- 2 oz Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon
- 1 oz Pineapple Gomme
- 1/Four oz Campari
- 1 oz Fresh Lime juice
- Pineapple leaf
Add all of the components right into a shaker and pressure right into a rocks glass. Garnish with pineapple leaf and blueberry, if desired.
Cirrus Cucumber Cruiser:
The of us at Cirrus Vodka are critical about their vodka, and the crisp Cucumber Cruiser is proof of that. Muddle in a mint leaf or two for one thing additional refreshment within the hotter months.
- 2 oz Cirrus Vodka
- 1 lime, squeezed
- Juice of two cucumber wheels, blended with water and strained
- 1 ozagave nectar
Muddle, then shake with ice. Add a splash of soda and serve over ice. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber wheels.
We’ve seen some loopy Bloody Marys right here in Virginia, however for these seeking to grasp the fundamentals, Blue Sky Distillery has a easy (however scrumptious) tackle this brunch staple.
- 1. 5 oz Blue Sky Dog Star Vodka
- 2 oztomato juice
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3/Four tsp horseradish sauce
- Three dashes of Tabasco sauce
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 sprint of freshly floor pepper
Combine vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish sauce, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper right into a stirring glass. Mix and pour over ice. Garnish with celery and olives if desired.
Trying to impress some mates at your subsequent cocktail social gathering? Our mates over at Boar Creek have put an Appalachian twist on this big-city basic that is positive to be a crowd-pleaser.
- 2 oz Boar Creek Whiskey
- 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 3-4 Dashes of Bitters
- Orange peel
- Luxardo Cherry
Combine in stirring glass, combine and pour. Garnish with orange peel and luxardo cherry.