Archive | Cocktail Recipes

Classic Hot Toddy

  • 1.5 oz New Deal Bourbon or New Deal Brandy
  • 1 T honey
  • .5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot water
  • lemon wedge, cinnamon stick, whole cloves, whole star anise

Place one lemon wedge, one cinnamon stick, 5 whole cloves, and one whole star anise into a warmed mug. Pour the bourbon or brandy and lemon juice over spices. Add hot water and stir in honey until dissolved.

French Mule

  • 2 oz New Deal Brandy
  • .75 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Mineral water

Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon twist. Top with mineral water.

Apple Jack Rabbit

  • 2 oz New Deal Apple Brandy
  • .75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • .75 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • .5 oz maple syrup

Shake with ice until well chilled. Strain into martini or coupe glass.

Recipe adapted from Jim Meehan’s The PDT Cocktail Book.

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.

Pepper Imperial

This cocktail combines the dark punch of black pepper and the bright sweetness of fresh orange.

In a 6-ounce glass, gently stir ingredients together with ice, including the juice of one squeezed orange wedge. Garnish with remaining orange wedge.

Gin & Kina Tonic

A classic G&T with craft ingredients. Bradley’s Kina Tonic is made in Seattle using an old world recipe.

Gently stir ingredients together over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Sunday Driver

Enjoy a slow Sunday brunch with our gingery take on the Screwdriver.

Mix ingredients together and pour over ice in an 8 oz glass. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Cafe Cully

Earthy, nutty tones paired with the sweetness of maple.

  • 1 oz New Deal Coffee Liqueur
  • ¾ oz Nocino
  • 4 oz strong hot coffee
  • maple walnut cream (recipe below)

Add coffee liqueur and nocino to coffee, then top with maple walnut cream.


Maple Walnut Cream

  • 4 oz of cream
  • shaken with five dashes of walnut bitters
  • and a spoonful of maple simple syrup (2 parts maple syrup to 1 part water)

Original recipe by John Paul Longenecker of Old Salt Marketplace.

Shady Lady

Named for one of our favorite Portland bars!

  • 1 oz Portland Dry Gin 33
  • ½ oz Strega Herbal Liqueur
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz cucumber juice
  • ¾ oz celery juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice, then pour over ice in a salted Collins glass.

Original recipe by John Paul Longenecker of Old Salt Marketplace.


The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, usually made using cachaça, but our Distiller’s Cut Rum works beautifully.

  • half a lime
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 oz Distiller’s Cut Rum

Cut the lime into 4 pieces and place in an Old Fashioned glass. Sprinkle with sugar and muddle to release juice. Add rum and stir to mix, then add ice and stir again.


There are few cocktails more refreshing than the mojito.

  • 1 ½ oz Distiller’s Cut Rum
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 8 mint leaves
  • mint sprig or lime wheel for garnish

Muddle all ingredients in a shaker, then fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice in a rocks or highball glass and garnish with mint sprig or lime wheel.

Classic Daiquiri

New Deal’s Distiller’s Cut Rum is perfect for this classic Sour recipe.

  • 2 oz Distiller’s Cut Rum
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice, then double strain into a coupe glass.

The Moreland Flip

Named after a Southeast Portland neighborhood, this drink embodies Portland’s cocktail culture. Whiskey is king in this town and so is experimentation: bartenders have certainly embraced the classics and tried to improve upon or duplicate them a million times over. We love the frothiness of this drink, and our New Deal Ginger Liqueur has a perfect bite that still allows the spice of the rye whiskey to reveal itself.

  • 1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 3 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
  • 1 egg (yolk and white)
  • 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar

Pour ingredients into mixing glass and add one small ice cube. Shake hard until you can’t hear the ice cube rattling anymore. Strain contents into coupe. Lightly dust nutmeg over the top of the drink. Make a thin orange twist and drag the twist through sugar to get a light coating. Wrap the orange twist around a spike and rest on the edge of the drink.

Original recipe from Joshua Merrion of Doug Fir Lounge.

The Beachcomber

Search no further! Refreshment is here.

Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake 20 seconds, strain into martini glass and serve up. Garnish with a cherry.

Lamb’s Tail

You can mix up this delicious cocktail in just two shakes of a lamb’s tail!

Combine all ingredients except half & half over ice in a 6-ounce rocks glass. Top with half & half.

Cherry Manhattan

The white dog and cherry in this riff on the classic will even entice seasoned Manhattan lovers!

  • 2 oz Bourbon White Dog Whiskey
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • ¼ oz cherry syrup
  • 3 tart cherries
  • orange twist

In a mixing tin, briefly muddle white dog, vermouth, bitters and cherry syrup with 2 cherries. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into martini glass and garnish with remaining cherry and orange twist.

Howling at the Moon

Take a seat by the fire pit and enjoy this smoky refresher.

Combine white dog, RAFT syrup, and soda water over ice in a highball glass, mixing gently to incorporate syrup. Top with more ice as needed and garnish with orange wheel.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

Why bake when you can shake up this scrumptious martini instead?

  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 oz Bourbon White Dog Whiskey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz simple syrup

Muddle lemon juice and one strawberry in a pint glass. In a shaker, combine white dog, egg white, and simple syrup and dry shake for 30 seconds. Add muddled strawberry and lemon to shaker, top with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a stemmed glass and garnish with remaining strawberry.


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