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Harvest Moon

There’s no better remedy for the Pacific Northwest rainy season than this Harvest Moon toddy.

  • 2 oz Distiller’s Workshop Rye Whiskey
  • .75 oz Cascadia d’Amore American Bitter Liqueur
  • .5 oz Raft Lemon Ginger Botanical Cocktail + Soda Syrup
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Clove-studded lemon slice

Combine all ingredients in a heated snifter. Top with hot water and stir to incorporate. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and clove-studded lemon slice.

Recipe by Sierra Kirk

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.

Spanish Coffee

We tested this one out on a grey, rainy Pacific NW day, and it is officially Portland-approved.

  • 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)

Combine ingredients in an Irish coffee mug. Top with Mud Puddle whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Mud Puddle Whipped Cream

Whip together until stiff peaks form:

  • 4 oz heavy whipping cream,
  • 1 oz Mud Puddle Bitter Chocolate Vodka
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of coffee grounds

Makes enough for 4-6 servings. You can substitute 1 oz Coffee Liqueur for Mud Puddle and sugar if you prefer.

Ginger Rum Chai

This cozy autumn cocktail has just the right amount of comforting ginger spice, topped with luscious ginger liqueur whipped cream. It was a huge hit at our New Deal Farm To Table Brunch: PDX Cocktail Week Edition this October.

Chai (serves 4)

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/8 t freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 T demerara sugar
  • 2 T loose black tea (a malty Assam works well)
  • 4 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 2 oz New Deal Distiller’s Cut Rum

In a small saucepan, bring water, pepper, cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon to a boil. Add the milk and sugar to the pan and bring to a boil once again, stirring constantly.

Remove pan from heat promptly at the boil and add the loose black tea. Cover and let steep for at least 3 minutes (or longer, if you prefer a stronger brew). Strain the mixture into a warmed teapot, stir in the Ginger Liqueur and Rum, then split the liquid between four mugs.

Serve immediately with a hearty dollop of ginger whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top or candied ginger.

  • Ginger Liqueur Whipped Cream
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1.5-2 tablespoons Ginger Liqueur

Whip the cream and Ginger Liqueur in a large, chilled metal bowl until stiff peaks form.

Ginger Hot Toddy

We crush organic ginger root in every batch of Ginger Liqueur so that you don’t have to.

  • 1.5 oz whiskey or brandy
  • 0.5 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 orange wedge (squeezed)
  • 1 lemon wedge (squeezed)
  • 1 Cinnamon stick, pinch of whole cloves
  • 1 bar spoon honey (optional)
  • Lemon twist pierced with whole cloves for garnish

Combine ingredients in an Irish coffee mug, then fill glass with hot water. Garnish with lemon twist.

Stumptown Winter Warmer

Complete lusciousness in a mug. This recipe serves 2-4 people, depending upon the mug.

  • ¼ cup New Deal Vodka
  • ½ cup New Deal Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 ½ cups freshly-brewed Stumptown Coffee
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • whipped cream

In a saucepan heat coffee, heavy cream, Kahlua and New Deal Vodka over moderate heat until hot. Divide among heated mugs. Garnish with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

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.