Cocktails 2018-04-26T00:44:57+00:00

Cocktails

Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey

The Boulevardier

2 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica (or any sweet vermouth of preference)

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, stir, and strain over ice or straight up. Garnish with an orange peel.

The Orchard Manhattan

2 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
1 oz Champlain Orchards Honeycrisp Ice Cider
2 dashes angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and serve up or on the rocks.

The Suburban

1.5 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
.5 oz Mosquito Fleet Rum
.5 oz Port
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Stir until very cold and then strain, straight up, into a chilled glass. No garnish.

“Vanhattan”

2 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
1 oz Kaffevan Coffee Liqueur
.5 oz Carpano Antica
4 dashes of angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain up or on the rocks.

Fernet About It

1.5 oz Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey
.75 oz Carpano Antica
.25 oz Fernet Branca

Add ingredients to a glass with ice. Stir until very cold and strain straight up or on the rocks. Garnish with a slapped mint leaf.

The Folding Stroller

2.5 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
1 tsp Sumptuous Syrup Red Cinnamon
8 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until ice cold. Strain straight up and serve with a twist of lime.

The Kindling

2 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz Fernet Branca
2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Strain over a large cube and garnish with lemon.

Cool it Down

1.5 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
.5 oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

All ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake shake shake and strain on the rocks. Garnish with some lime and sip in the sunshine.

Mythic Gin

The Quill (a variation on a classic Negroni)

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica
.25 oz Absinthe

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

VT Gimlet

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.25-.5 oz Vermont maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your cocktails)

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain up or on the rocks.

The Mythic Garlic Martini

2.5 oz Mythic Gin
.5 oz Lillet Blanc
1-2 turns of fresh ground pepper
1 garlic clove

Combine gin, Lillet and pepper in a mixer with ice. Stir until very cold. Smash garlic clove and place in the bottom of a chilled glass. Strain martini straight up over garlic clove.

The Corpse Reviver #2

1 oz Mythic Gin
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lillet
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 or 2 drops of absinthe or Pernod

This is a classic cocktail designed to bring you back from your hangover (hence the name). It’s also a cocktail that uses equal parts of everything, which makes it an easy recipe to remember. Drink them all night and then let it help you recover the next day!

A Basil Transition

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz simple syrup
2 basil leaves

Muddle basil leaves in bottom of a shaker. Add all other ingredients and shake until very cold. Strain straight up into a chilled glass, garnish with a snapped basil leaf.

The Envious Martini

3 oz Mythic Gin
.5 oz Lillet Blanc
.5 oz Green Chartreuse

Add all ingredients in a container with ice. Stir to chill, strain into a chilled glass. Cheers, and keep it classy.

The Amaro-Tinez

2 oz Mythic Gin
1 oz Amaro Averna (less sweet) or Meletti (more sweet)
.25 oz Lillet Blanc
.25 oz Luxardo

Add ingredients to ice, stir to chill and strain. Serve up with a citrus peel.

The Vesper Martini

2 oz Mythic Gin
.75 oz Fractal Vodka
.25 oz Lillet Blanc

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until very cold and strain, straight up, into a chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

The Lonesome Cowboy Bill

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.75 oz Fernet Branca
.5 oz Kaffevan Coffee Liqueur
.5 oz Benedictine
1 bar spoon Pernod

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with lots of ice. Stir until very cold and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

All Tomorrow’s Parties

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.25 oz Yellow Chartreuse
.75 oz Rosemary Simple Syrup
muddled mint

Muddle mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Add all other ingredients with ice and shake. Strain over ice and top with a dash of soda water. Garnish with rosemary and a twist of lemon.

That’s What I Menta

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz Benedictine
.25 Branca Menta

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake like crazy and strain over ice.

My Straw Tastes Like an Onion

1.5 oz Mythic Gin
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz lime juice
2 large basil leaves
green onion

Muddle basil and lime in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add other ingredients and ice, then shake till super cold. Double strain either up or on the rocks. Garnish with a section of green onion (trust us).

Papilio Agave Spirit

The Bashful Betty (a variation of a Blushing Betty)

2 oz Papilio Agave Spirit
1 oz fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, strain. Serve up or on the rocks with a grapefruit twist.

Bracing For Mud Season

2.5 oz Papilio Agave Spirit
.5 oz Amaro Averna
.5 tsp Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients, with ice, in a mixing glass. Stir until ice cold and strain, straight up, into a chilled glass. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon peel.

Una Mas

1 oz Papilio Agave Spirit
1 oz Cynar
1 oz Punt E Mes
2 drops Urban Moonshine Citrus Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold and strain straight up or on the rocks. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Sister Ray

2 oz Papilio Agave Spirit
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz maple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain straight up or on the rocks. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Paloma

2 oz Papilio Agave Spirit
.5 oz fresh lime juice
4 oz grapefruit soda

Add all ingredients to a glass with ice. Stir, garnish with a citrus twist.

Fractal Vodka

The Winter Break

3 oz Fractal Vodka
.5 oz Lillet Blanc
.25 oz Creme de Violette

Combine all ingredients with ice, stir until ice cold and strain into a chilled glass.

The Kicking Mule

2 oz Fractal Vodka
1 oz Benedictine
.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
.5 oz lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake that sucker until it’s ice cold. Strain on the rocks and garnish with a slice of lime.

Message to Ruby

2 oz Fractal Vodka
.75 Amaro Meletti
.5 oz Campari
.25 “Art in the Age” Sage Liqueur
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until ice cold. Strain straight up into a chilled glass and garnish with a spritz of Alice & The Magician “charred bourbon barrel” cocktail aromatic.

Are you there, Spring? It’s me, Vodka

2 oz Fractal Vodka
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz Campari
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters

In a shaker combine all ingredients with plenty of ice. Shake until cold and strain over ice. Garnish with lime.

Wishful Thinking

2 oz Fractal Vodka
.5 oz Luxardo
.25 oz Ginger Liqueur
2 strawberries

Muddle berries in the bottom of a shaker. Add all other ingredients with ice and shake. Double strain up or on the rocks and garnish with a thin slice of strawberry.

Let’s Take The Bus

1.5 oz Fractal Vodka
.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Green Chartreuse
1 bar spoon Creme de Violette
1 small sprig of rosemary

Lightly muddle rosemary in the bottom of a shaker. Add Fractal, Grapefruit and Chartreuse. Shake until ice cold and double strain over ice. Float a bar spoon of Creme de Violette on top. Garnish with rosemary.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

2 oz Fractal Vodka
1 oz Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur
.5 oz Branca Menta
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain straight up into a chilled glass. Garnish with espresso beans.

Snowfall Vermont Whiskey

Snowy Owl

2 oz Snowfall Unaged Vermont Whiskey
1 oz Kaffevan Coffee Liquer

Place crushed ice in an AppGap Rocker Glass. Add spirits, then spin gently to blend.

Buels Gore

1.5 oz. SnowFall Vermont Whiskey
.75 oz. Ruby Port Syrup*
.5 oz fresh lime juice (pulp strained out)
.5 oz. fresh orange juice

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

*To make the Ruby Port syrup, combine equal parts superfine granulated sugar with ruby port over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

“Hey Liz, Thanks for all the Peaches”

1.5 oz Snowfall White Whiskey
.75 oz Peach Purée*
.75 oz Lillet Blanc
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino
.5 oz fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a small sprig of rosemary.

*To make the peach purée, put a bunch of pitted peaches (skin on) into a blender and purée. Easy as that! And of course, remember to thank your friend for all the peaches.

Henry Approves

1.5 oz Snowfall Vermont Whiskey
.75 oz Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
.25 oz honey simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until ice cold and strain over a big cube. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

The Trustworthy Friend

2 oz Snowfall Vermont Whiskey
.5 oz Campari
.25 oz Ginger Liqueur
.25 oz Kaffevan
.25 oz Carpano Antica
5 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
5 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 mint leaf

Muddle mint in bottom of mixing glass, then add all ingredients and ice. Stir until very cold and then double strain over a large cube.

Kaffevän

The Ugly Sweater

Add to mug:

1 oz Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur
1.5 oz Orange Cognac
3 drops Urban Moonshine Chocolate Bitters

Fill with coffee or expresso

for an extra treat, add a foam made of egg whites, orange zest, sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, and a touch of orange cognac.

(created and contributed by Forrest Angelillo, Barman at Church and Main in Burlington, VT)

bottle shot of Kaffevän

Mokatini

1.5 oz Kaffekask
1.5 oz Kaffevän
1 oz cold espresso
1 oz creme de cacao

Place in shaker with crushed ice; shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini glass; garnish with shaved chocolate and a few whole coffee beans

Mosquito Fleet Rum

Triple Citrus Rum Gimlet

2 oz Mosquito Fleet Rum
.5 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
.5 simple syrup
.25 oz fresh lemon juice
.25 oz fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain over ice or on the rocks. Garnish with a twist from your favorite citrus.

Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Mosquito Fleet Rum
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.5 Luxardo Maraschino

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain straight up or on the rocks. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Suburban

1.5 oz Ridgeline Whiskey
.5 oz Mosquito Fleet Rum
.5 oz Port
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Orange Bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Stir until very cold and then strain, straight up, into a chilled glass. No garnish.

Papilio Rep0sado Spirit

How Long Must I Wait?

2 oz Papilio Reposado
1 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz pear nectar
1 tbs brown sugar

Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice. Shake to dissolve sugar. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over ice (bird glass optional) and garnish with a twist of citrus.

The Décolletage

1.5 oz Papilio Reposado Agave Spirit
1 oz Dubonnet Rouge
.5 oz Aperol
.25 oz Fernet Branca

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir until very cold. Strain over ice (we like one big rock) and garnish with an orange twist.

Kaffekask

Bittersweet Chocolate Manhattan

2 oz Kaffekask
2 oz Sweet Vermouth (we prefer Carpano Antica)
12 drops Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitter

Place in shaker with crushed ice; shake vigorously. Strain into chilled martini glass (try rubbing the rim with orange rind first); garnish with orange rind. Add more or less bitters to taste.

Kaffekask bottle shot

An Appalachian Orange

1.75 oz Kaffekask
.25 oz liquid cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa
.5 oz Godiva liqueur

Cream top: equal parts half and half and orange simple syrup, beaten or dispensed from a whipped cream canister.

Combine first three, shake vigorously. Pour over ice in a short rocks glass. Top with cream topping.

Barn Owl

1.5 oz Kaffekask
1.5 oz Kaffevän
1 oz vanilla almond milk

Place ice cubes in an Appalachian Gap Rocker glass*. Add spirits and almond milk; spin glass to combine and serve.
* (if you don’t have a Rocker, place ice cubes in lowball glass. Add spirits and almond milk; stir gently, and serve)

Night Owl

1.5 oz     Kaffekask
1.5 oz     Kaffevän

Place ice cubes in an Appalachian Gap Rocker glass*. Add spirits; spin glass to combine and serve.
* (if you don’t have a Rocker, place ice cubes in lowball glass. Add spirits; stir gently, and serve)

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