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Salty Dog

  • 1½ oz New Deal Vodka or Portland 88 Vodka
  • grapefruit juice
  • kosher salt

Salt the rim of a rocks glass and fill with ice. Add vodka and top with grapefruit.

Sweet Nothings

Impress your dinner guests with this expertly-balanced take on the classic Bee’s Knees.

  • 1½ oz New Deal Vodka
  • ½ oz Cascadia American Bitter Liqueur
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz honey syrup
  • 1 rosemary sprig for garnish

Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Fine strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Recipe by Sierra Kirk

Rhinestone Cowgirl

Even dusty cowgirls enjoy a little bit of sparkle now and then.

  • ¾ oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • ¾ oz Cascadia American Bitter Liqueur
  • 1½ oz Cava 
  • 1 dash The Bitter Housewife Grapefruit Bitters
  • ¼ oz demerara simple syrup
  • Grapefruit twist

Stir bitter liqueur, vodka, and simple syrup in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and dash in bitters. Top with Cava and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Recipe by Sierra Kirk

The Stinger

This lost classic is not only delicious but also an excellent palate cleanser. It can be made with vodka, brandy, or white rum as the primary spirit, and served up or on the rocks to your pleasure.

  • 2¼ oz New Deal Vodka
  • ¾ oz white creme de menthe

Shake vigorously with plentiful ice, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. The Stinger is best enjoyed, occasionally, with a fine cigar.

Ginger Lemon Drop

Pucker up! This Lemon Drop recipe is not too sour and not too sweet, thanks to the amazing smoothness of New Deal Vodka and our Ginger Liqueur.

  • 1 oz New Deal Vodka
  • ½ oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup
  • lemon twist for garnish

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Ginger Palmer

It’s cool, sharp and not just a little bit spicy.

  • 3 oz Black tea
  • 3 oz Lemonade
  • 1½ oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1½ oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • lemon wheel for garnish

Fill a Collins glass with ingredients and top with ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

The Lovey

We know this is what Lovey Howell would have sipped during leisurely Sunday brunches had she not embarked upon what we now know should have only been a 3-hour tour….a three hour tour.

  • ¾ oz New Deal Vodka
  • 4 oz Dry champagne
  • 1 Dash simple syrup
  • 1-2 Dashes grenadine

Shake vodka, simple syrup and grenadine over ice cubes in cocktail shaker. Strain ingredients into champagne flute. Fill with champagne and serve.

New Deal Cosmopolitan

We’ve been around long enough to remember the Cosmo Craze, and we still love making (and drinking) them with our vodka.

  • 2 oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • ¾ oz cranberry Juice
  • ¼ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz orange liqueur

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

New Deal Vodka Martini

The delicate smoothness of New Deal Vodka is perfect for a classic martini, and reflects our original philosophy: make it simple, make it right.

  • 2 oz New Deal Vodka
  • ¼ oz dry vermouth

Combine New Deal Vodka and dry vermouth in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, then strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Twelve Grapes of Luck

On New Year’s Eve in Spain, party guests eat twelve grapes when the clock strikes midnight to ensure a lucky twelve months ahead. Próspero año nuevo!

  • 18 oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • 12 oz blood orange juice
  • 6 oz lime juice
  • 6 oz simple syrup
  • 24 oz sparkling water
  • 1 blood orange for garnish
  • 12 grapes, white or purple, frozen

To make punch, combine ingredients in punch bowl and add frozen grapes and blood orange slices. Serve over ice in 4-5 oz punch cups. Makes 12 – 15 servings.

Miss Moneypenny

Photo Credit: Rex

Photo Credit: Rex

Named after James Bond’s main lady, Miss Moneypenny puts a romantic twist on the classic vesper. A girl needs a proper cocktail after a hard day’s work!

  • 2 oz Portland Dry Gin 33
  • 1 oz New Deal Portland 88 Vodka
  • ½ oz Lillet Rose
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 orange peel for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with an orange peel.

Original recipe designed by Emily Mistell

Mocha Martini

  • 1½ oz Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate Vodka
  • 1½ oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 oz New Deal Coffee Liqueur
  • splash of cream

Shake with ice and serve up in a martini glass.

New Deal House Bloody Mary

This is our most popular Bloody Mary recipe. We serve it at events, trade shows, and the Tasting Room to rave reviews. If our Hot Monkey Pepper-Flavored Vodka has too much of a kick for you, try substituting our Portland 88 Vodka instead.

  • 2 oz Hot Monkey
  • 2 T dill pickle brine
  • ½ t Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ t onion powder
  • ¼ t garlic powder
  • ¼ t lemon pepper
  • 8 oz Campbell’s tomato juice
  • ½ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice

Mix ingredients well and serve over ice. Garnish with citrus and your favorite pickled goodies!

Classic Dirty Martini

Take it from our salt-tooth on staff—Portland 88 is the best vodka for a Dirty Martini.

  • 2 oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • ¾ oz olive juice
  • ½ oz dry vermouth

Shake all ingredients with ice for 20 seconds, then strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with olives.

New Deal Moscow Mule

A refreshing, gingery classic! Our very own twist on a classic summer favorite. You’ll never need ginger beer again!

  • 1 oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • Club Soda
  • Lime wedge(s)

Pour New Deal Vodka and Ginger Liqueur over ice in a copper Moscow Mule mug. Top with club soda and finish with a generous squeeze of lime.

Black Orchid

Cucumber, ice, and black pepper spice, that’s what this favorite is made of. Oh, and vodka.

  • 1 oz Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1 oz Pok Pok SOM Black Pepper Drinking Vinegar
  • 1 oz fresh cucumber puree*
  • 1 fresh lime wedge

*Cucumber puree: peel a cucumber, cut into chunks, add to blender with 1 cup water. Blend on high, then strain into container to use for multiple cocktails. You can also just muddle a 2-inch segment of fresh peeled cucumber in your glass if not making multiple drinks.

Pour vodka, Black Pepper Drinking Vinegar, and cucumber puree over ice in a 6 ounce glass. Squeeze lime wedge on top and discard. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or a cucumber wheel.

Spicy Thai Martini

  • Muddle 3 basil leaves
  • Add 0.5 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Hot Monkey Pepper Vodka
  • 1 oz New Deal Vodka
  • 1 oz Coco Lopez coconut milk
  • 0.5 oz pineapple juice

Shake with ice, strain and serve up in a martini glass.

Garnish with a basil leaf.

The Harvey Milk

This recipe was inspired by a feature in Gourmet Magazine, which matched Oscar nominees to a signature cocktail. This is our spirited tribute to the very talented Oscar winner, Sean Penn. Serves one.

  • 2 oz. New Deal Vodka
  • 1 T Grand Marnier
  • 1 T Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1 T Heavy Cream

Stir together all ingredients. Pour over ice in a 6-8 oz rocks glass.

Let It Snow

You might not leave home this winter.

Rub orange zest along rim of large ceramic or glass mug. Prepare Treehouse Chocolate Co. Spiced Drinking Chocolate according to instructions and pour into prepared mug. Add vodkas in varying proportions according to taste. Stir well. Finish with a generous dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkling of cinnamon and a twist of orange zest.


This cleverly named seasonal cocktail is inspired by a recipe in Scott Beattie’s gorgeous tome, Artisanal Cocktails. It calls for a candied rhubarb syrup that is as simple to make as it is stunning. Make and chill a few batches of the simple syrup ahead of time.

  • 1 3/4 oz New Deal Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 t Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 oz Candied rhubarb syrup (see recipe below)
  • 3/4 oz Seltzer
  • 10 pieces Candied rhubarb (see recipe below)
  • 2 Mint leaves, sliced lengthwise into thin strips

Combine the vodka, juice, simple syrup and seltzer in a mixing glass and give it a stir. Add the rhubarb, mint and enough ice to fill the mixing glass. Cover and shake a few times. Pour into a short or tall collins glass to serve, and use a straw or knife to distribute the rhubarb pieces and mint throughout the drink.