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The Twelve Grapes of Luck

The twelve grapes in this punch are inspired by the Spanish tradition of eating one grape for every bell strike at midnight on New Year’s Eve to have good luck in the new year. A fun alternative is to give each guest a punch glass with 12 grapes of their own and instructions to wait until midnight to eat them (but to drink the punch at will!)

  • 1 blood orange
  • 12 grapes, red or white
  • 16 oz New Deal Vodka
  • 50 oz blood-orange juice, chilled
  • 36 oz natural orange soda, such as San Pellegrino Aranciata, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 5 dashes bitters

Slice 1 blood orange into wheels and freeze, also freezing the 12 grapes. You can fill ice cube trays with orange juice to freeze, too, if you wish.

To make punch, stir New Deal Vodka, blood orange juice, soda, lime juice, and bitters into a punch bowl. Before serving, add frozen orange slices and grapes. Add ice cubes as needed to keep chilled.

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Holly’s Holiday Punch

  • 1 oz fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 oz Vincents Cranberry Juice with agave
  • 3/4 oz New Deal Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1/2 oz New Deals Ginger Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz clove cardamom simple syrup
  • Splash of orange bitters

Combine all ingredients and serve over ice in a tumbler.

Clove Cardamom Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine 1 T whole cloves and 1 T bruised cardamom pods with equal parts sugar to water (for example 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) Cook on med high heat and stir continuously until sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil, boiling for approx. 1 minute. Remove from heat, strain and cool.

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Hot to Trot

New Deal’s feature cocktail at the 2013 Planned Parenthood’s Sexy Tueaday Martini Night Fundraiser, this hot cider will warm you from the inside out!
Serves 14

  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 T whole cloves
  • 1/2  T allspice
  • 64 oz spiced apple cider
  • 21 oz New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 7 oz New Deal Vodka or New Deal Amber or Aged Rum

In a saucepan, immerse cinnamon, cloves and allspice in cider (you can use a tea bag if you don’t want to strain later). Heat cider on medium-high stovetop until steaming, stirring occasionally, then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until spiced to taste. Stir in Ginger Liqueur and vodka or rum. Strain immediately into warmed mugs.

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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 New Deal Gin 33
  • 1 oz New Deal Portland 88 Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Lillet Rose
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange oil

Serve in a coupe or martini glass with an orange twist.

Original recipe designed by Rum Club’s Bar Manager, Emily Mistell.

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Triple Cider Punch

Photo Credit: MacKenzie Smith

Photo Credit: MacKenzie Smith

  • 1 375mL bottle of New Deal Ginger Liqueur
  • 3 cups dry hard cider (such as Wandering Aengus)
  • 1 750 mL bottle of sparkling cider
  • 8 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups whiskey of choice
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Several dashes orange bitters
  • 1 orange sliced into rounds, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Combine the New Deal Ginger Liqueur, ciders, whiskey, lemon juice, and bitters in a large punch bowl or pitcher. Stir to combine.

Top with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

Ladle into ice-filled punch glasses.

SERVES 15-20 (makes approximately 17 cups liquid)

Recipe adapted from Saveur’s Chilled Cider Punch.

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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
  • 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4  t onion powder
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t lemon pepper
  • 8 oz Campbell’s tomato juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

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

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New Deal Moscow Mule

Our very own twist on a classic summer favorite. Enjoy on the porch or while getting your hands dirty in the garden.

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

Toss vodka and liqueur in your favorite glass over ice. Top with club soda and finish with a generous squeeze of lime.

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Black Orchid

Fresh cucumber and black pepper give this drink a refreshing depth of flavor.

  • 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.

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Spicy Thai Martini

  • Muddle 3 basil leaves
  • Add 0.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Hot Monkey spicy 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.

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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 LOFT Tangerine Liqueur or Grand Marnier
  • 1 T Disaronno Amaretto
  • 1 T Heavy Cream
  1. Stir together all ingredients.
  2. Pour over ice in a 6-8 oz rocks glass.
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