Archive | Cocktail Recipes

Moonshine in Paradise

The balance of tropical flavors in this martini is as delightful as a stroll along a moonlit beach.

  • 2 oz Rye White Dog Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz mandarin puree (recipe below)
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/4 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with orange and lemon peel.

Mandarin Puree

  • 3 tangerines (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice

Combined ingredients in blender. Blend on high until smooth.

Hibiscus Simple Syrup

  • 3/4 cup cold-brewed hibiscus tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Heat sugar and water until sugar is fully dissolved. Combine with hibiscus tea.


Sazzy Lady

White dog whiskey adds a lovely lightness to this cocktail inspired by the classic Sazerac.

  • 2 oz Rye White Dog Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz honey simple syrup
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Combine in mixing vessel with ice, stir & strain into rocks glass over king cube. Garnish with lemon twist.


Dill and rye make this tall, handsome cocktail a great accompaniment for a Scandinavian meal.

  • 2 oz Rye White Dog Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 sprig of dill
  • soda water

Muddle dill and simple syrup in bottom of pint glass, add rye, grapefruit, Campari, top with ice and shake thoroughly. Pour over ice in collins glass, top with soda water. Garnish with fresh dill sprig.

Bee Seville

Simple yet aromatic and full-bodied.

Shaken, strained into martini glass, garnished with orange twist

El Perro Blanco

The spiciness of rye and chili peppers is cooled off by cucumber in this easy cocktail.

Mix all ingredients thoroughly without ice in mixing glass or tin, then pour over ice cubes in rocks glass, top with soda water, and garnish with cucumber ribbon.

Best In Show

  • 2 oz New Deal Gin No. 1
  • 1 oz grapefruit
  • splash lime
  • splash simple
  • 6 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed coupe.

Original recipe by Kevin Ludwig of Laurelhurst Market for the 2015 Morrison Child & Family Services Taste Dinner Series

Ginger Lemon Drop

  • 1 oz New Deal Vodka
  • ½ oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t super fine sugar

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

Lazy Earl

  • 1 oz New Deal Gin No.1
  • ½ oz Earl Grey simple syrup (recipe below)

Serve over ice, top with club soda and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Earl Grey Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 6 bags of your favorite earl grey tea

Stir together sugar and water until sugar is dissolved, then steep tea for 15 minutes. Squeeze out bags and let syrup cool.

Spanish Coffee

Combine the following in a mug:

  • 1 oz New Deal Distiller’s Cut Rum
  • 1½ oz New Deal Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 dash Triple Sec
  • Hot Water Ave Coffee to fill the glass (try their El Salvador Las Delicias Pacamara)

Top with Coffee Liqueur Whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately in Irish coffee mug.

Neroli Squeeze

  • 1 oz Portland Dry Gin 33
  • ½ oz Pok Pok SOM Honey Drinking Vinegar
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Tonic
  • Citrus bitters

In a highball glass, build ingredients over ice and top with tonic and a few drops of citrus bitters.

Ginger Palmer

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

  • 3 oz Black tea
  • 3 oz Lemonade
  • 1½ oz New Deal Vodka
  • 1½ oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur

Fill a Collins glass with ingredients in the order listed above. Top with ice.

Gin Tarragon Sour

  • 1 ½ oz New Deal Gin No. 1
  • ½ oz Fresh Grapefruit
  • ½ oz Fresh Lemon
  • ¾ Honey Syrup (honey diluted with equal parts water)
  • ½ oz egg white
  • 2 large sprigs of tarragon
  • Top with 2 oz dry sparkling wine

Shake all ingredients except the wine without ice. Re-shake with ice and double strain into 8 oz coup glass. Top with dry sparkling wine. Garnish with a small tarragon tip.

Original recipe developed by Chase Williamson for the 2014 Morrison Child & Family Services Taste Dinner Series

The Roman Holiday

  • 1¾ oz Mud Puddle Chocolate Vodka
  • ¾ oz Grand Marnier
  • Splash Orange Juice
  • Henry Weinhard’s Vanilla Cream Soda, to top off
  • Orange wheel, to garnish

Fill a highball with a few handfuls of ice. Pour in Mud Puddle, Grand Marnier and a splash of orange juice. Fill glass with Henry Weinhard’s Vanilla Cream Soda, and garnish with an orange wheel.

Lavender Lemonade

  • 2 oz New Deal Gin No. 1
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Soda water

Build over ice in a high ball glass, top with soda water, and enjoy. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a lavender sprig.

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 T fresh or dried lavender flowers
  • 2 cups sugar

In a small saucepan, combine equal parts sugar to water (for example 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) on med high heat and stir continuously until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, add lavender flowers and reduce heat. Let simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat and let sit for an hour. Pour into bottle and refrigerate for up to a week.

Ginger Mimosa

  • 2.5 oz dry sparkling wine
  • 2.5 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur

Pour the sparkling wine into chilled champagne flute first and add the other ingredients. Serve cold.


  • 1 oz New Deal Gin No.1
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • lemon or orange twist

Mix Campari, gin and vermouth and shake or stir with ice until chilled. You can serve it up in a martini glass or over ice in a lowball glass. Garnish with lemon or orange twists.

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.

Rosemary Martini

Here we have an herbaceous version of the classic gin martini. Perfectly balanced to capture the crisp juniper notes and the deeper rosemary flavor.

  • 2 oz Portland Dry Gin 33
  • ½ oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • ½ oz rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)

Stir all ingredients together with one scoop of ice. Strain into martini glass, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and enjoy.

Rosemary Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine equal parts sugar to water (for example 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) on medium high heat and stir continuously until sugar is dissolved. Boil mixture for approximately one minute. Remove from heat, stir in a handful of fresh rosemary, cover and let steep one hour. Strain and cool.

Tarragon-Gin Lemonade

  • 2 oz New Deal Gin No.1
  • ½ oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 t simple syrup
  • 2 large sprigs of tarragon
  • 3 lemon slices
  • soda water or sparkling wine or Belgian blond ale

Muddle tarragon, lemons, and simple syrup in the bottom of a highball glass. Add gin and elderflower liqueur. Add ice and stir in glass. Top with your choice of effervescent drink. Serve immediately.


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