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Hooray for the return of the cocktail!

Catoctin Creek spirits are excellent neat, but also very nice in cocktails. Many classic American cocktails call for rye, and Roundstone Rye is a faithful reproduction of 19th century rye whisky that would have been common in old classics like the Manhattan, Sazerac, and Old Fashioned. With Watershed Gin, you have a great cocktail for Gimlets, Martinis, French 75's, and much, much more.

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Patowmack Peach Water Rye

Netflix & Ca-tock-tails! with the Office

This week, our Netflix & Ca-tock-tails features the ever popular show, The Office.  We basically just act silly and drink cocktails in homage to all the shows we're bingeing on Netflix while this whole COVID thing is raging.  Uh, yeah... enjoy! 

You can buy all the things you need for these cocktails from our Online Store.

March 31

Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

1½ oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
3 oz BBBG Mix*
3 dashes Embitterment lavender bitters

*BBBG Mix - 4 oz water, 2 Tablespoons Tang powder, 1 tablespoon beet powder, 2 teaspoons AR's Hot Southern Honey, juice from one wedge of lemon - Mix all the ingredients together until fully dissolved.  Store in the fridge for up to three weeks.

Place gin and BBBG Mix into a coctail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice filled glass and dash bitters on the top.  Garnish and serve.

 

That's What She Said

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
1 oz Pratt's Standard Kola syrup
½ oz Pratt's Standard Grenadine
6 drops of Roundstone bitters
Top with Navy Hill Club Soda

Build all the ingredients in the glass except the soda.  Stir in ice, and once chilled, top with club soda.  Garnish and serve.

Recipes courtesy John Shope.

 

Netflix & Ca-tock-tails! with Parks and Rec

This week, our Netflix & Ca-tock-tails features the beloved show Parks and Rec.  We basically just act silly and drink cocktails in homage to all the shows we're bingeing on Netflix while this whole COVID thing is raging.  Uh, yeah... enjoy! 

You can buy all the things you need for these cocktails from our Online Store.

March 31

March 31st

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof Distiller's Edition
¼ oz Falling Bark Farm Woodland Spice Hickory Syrup
3 dashes Catoctin Creek Roundstone Bitters
Bacon fat and Bacon crumble rim

Stir and strain into a rocks glass.

 

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson

2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 92 Proof Distiller's Edition
Steak garnish

I think this "cocktail" speaks for itself.

Recipes courtesy Avalon Haas.

 

Netflix & Ca-tock-tails! with the Tiger King

Tonight, we begin a new virtual event, Netflix & Ca-tock-tails, where we basically just act silly and drink cocktails in homage to all the shows we're bingeing on Netflix while this whole COVID thing is raging.  Uh, yeah... enjoy! 

You can buy all the things you need for these cocktails from our Online Store.

That Peach Carol Baskin

That Peach, Carol Baskins

2 oz Catoctin Creek Peach Brandy
1 oz raspberry peach syrup (2:2 sugar:water, 1:2 frozen raspberries:frozen peaches)
1 oz lemon juice
3 dashes tiger blood (Peychaud bitters)

Shake and strain into a coup. Top with 3 dashes of tiger blood (Peychauds bitters), garnish with a flower crown.

 

Financial Recovery

I'm Never Going to Financially Recover from This

1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof
¾ oz saffron simple syrup (2:2 sugar:water, pinch saffron)
Top with 3 drops of Liquid Gold bitters

Garnish with "eyebrow ring", aka small orange tight twist.

Recipes courtesy Denise Petty.

 

Quarantine Cocktail #1 - The Orange Blossom

The Boozy Gay

This cocktail comes to us from Eddie Harris, son of Scott & Becky, the founders of the distillery. Since Eddie, like the rest of us, is holed up in his tiny apartment in Houston, Texas, he decided to publish videos of cocktails he's making with stuff he's found in his pantry. He's calling them his #QuarantineCocktails. Give him a follow on Instagram at @theboozygay.

3 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
Honey
Orange bitters

Without ice, mix the honey with the rye until well combined.  Now add the ice and the bitters.  Stir to combine, then strain into a rocks glass with a nice big chunk of ice.  And then wash your hands and wash it down!

Recipe courtesy Edward Harris.

Gold Fashioned

This cocktail is a redux of one that we did a few years ago, tweaking the measurements a bit.  We like this version much better.

2 oz Roundstone Rye 80 Proof
½ oz saffron-infused simple syrup
Dash of Liquid Gold bitters
Lemon peel garnish

Stir all together in a rocks glass with a big cube.

Recipe courtesy Denise Petty and used with permission.

Green Fiend

March means St. Patrick's Day, so naturally, our March tasting room cocktails are a little on the greenish side of things.

1½ oz Watershed Gin
1 oz matcha tea
½ oz lemon juice
Dash of Iki bitters
Lemon twist garnish

Stir all together in a Nick and Nora glass with a ice cubes.

Recipe courtesy Denise Petty and used with permission.

Lucky Buck

March means St. Patrick's Day, so naturally, our March tasting room cocktails are a little on the greenish side of things.

2 oz Roundstone Rye 80 Proof
½ oz lime juice
Top with ginger beer
Lime wheel garnish

Stir all together in a rocks glass with a ice cubes.

Recipe courtesy Denise Petty and used with permission.

Sour Clover

March means St. Patrick's Day, so naturally, our March tasting room cocktails are a little on the greenish side of things.

1½ oz Roundstone Rye 92 Proof
½ oz melon liqueur (like Midori)
½ oz sour water (citric acid water)
Edible pearl dust
Brandied cherry garnish

Stir all together in a rocks glass with a big cube.

Recipe courtesy Denise Petty and used with permission.

Cupid's Arrow

Cupid's Arrow

One of our feature tasting room cocktails for February this year.

2 oz Roundstone Rye 80 Proof
1 oz cranberry juice
½ oz lemon juice
Dash of Angostura bitters

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into a glass and garnish with a cherry.

One and Only

One and Only

One of our feature tasting room cocktails for February this year.

2 oz Roundstone Rye 92 Proof
¾ oz strawberry simple syrup
½ oz citric acid water
½ oz creme de cacao

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into a glass and garnish with grated dark chocolate.

Fairytale

Fairytale

One of our feature tasting room cocktails for February this year.

2 oz Watershed Gin
¾ oz Campari (less if you don't like bitter, or substitute Aperol)
¾ oz Sweet Vermouth

Combine the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Stir and strain into a glass and garnish with magic (aka pearl dust).

The Sunflower

The Sunflower

This cocktail comes to us from Kara Newman's newest book, Shake. Stir. Sip., featuring easy cocktails done in equal parts.  What I love about this cocktail, besides its refreshing taste, is that the four (five, really) ingredients combine in such a pleasant way, while being individually unidentifiable in the final drink.  In other words, they blend so well into something wholly new, you'd never know that there was (for instance), St. Germain in the beverage.  I guess the word I'm looking for here is "synergy," where the end result is greater than the sum of its parts. Regardless of how you analyze it, this drink has been our staple drink through the winter this season.

¾ oz Watershed Gin
¾ oz St. Germain
¾ oz Curaçao or orange liqueur
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
Absinthe rinse

Rinse a chilled coupe with absinthe, then combine the ingredients into a shaker of ice.  Shake well, strain into the coupe, and serve with a lemon peel garnish.

Recipe courtesy Kara Newman, Shake. Stir. Sip.

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