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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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Winter Wonderland

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

  • ¼ Cup New Deal Vodka
  • ½ Cup Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 ½ Cups Freshly-brewed Stumptown Coffee
  • ½ Cup Heavy whipping cream
  • New Deal Vodka Whipped Cream, to taste
  1. In a saucepan heat coffee, heavy cream, Kahlua and New Deal Vodka over moderate heat until hot.
  2. Divide among heated mugs.
  3. Garnish with a generous dollop of New Deal Vodka Whipped Cream.
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Mayan Monkey

For some people, hot chocolate means a small package of powder mixed into boiling water. We aren’t some people, but by the same token, we assume you didn’t come here for a diatribe on how to make hot cocoa from scratch. That said, this drinkable dessert calls for ‘Xocolatl’, an outstanding organic Mexican hot chocolate mix made by Dagoba Organic Chocolate in Ashland, Oregon. The mix is laced with chilies and cinnamon, and packs considerable heat on its own, so you’ll want to adjust the proportion of Hot Monkey to New Deal according to your tolerance.

  • 1 oz New Deal Vodka
  • 1 t Hot Monkey Pepper-Flavored Vodka
  • 3 T Dagoba Xocolatl Hot Chocolate Mix (available at New Seasons Market)
  • 1 Cup Whole milk
  • Vodka Whipped Cream, to taste
  • Orange Zest
  1. Rub orange zest along rim of large ceramic or glass mug.
  2. Prepare Dagoba Xocolatl Hot Chocolate Mix according to instructions and pour into prepared mug.
  3. Add New Deal and Hot Monkey Vodkas in varying proportions according to taste. Stir well.
  4. Finish with a generous dollop of Vodka Whipped Cream, a sprinkling of cinnamon and a twist of orange zest.
  5. You might not leave home this winter.
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Bacon Bloody Mary

It was only a matter of time. This recipe is brought to us by Sic Semper Porcus, a blog dedicated to all things porcine. A featured member of our Bloody Mary Flight, and suggested as an important part of a complete breakfast, it is, as the folks at Sic Semper Porcus say “a must try recipe for any aspiring breakfast drinker.” (Matthew?)

  • 5 Large tomatoes
  • 3 Carrots, peeled
  • 4 Fresno peppers, stemmed
  • 1 1/2 Cups reserved cooking water
  • 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 T Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 3 T Ground black pepper
  • 1 T Ground fennel
  • 3 T Salt
  • 2 Slices bacon, plus one slice per glass (plus one to eat while you make the drinks)
  • New Deal Vodka, Portland 88 Vodka, or Hot Monkey Pepper-Flavored Vodka
  1. Boil the vegetables in water until tomatoes are tender.
  2. Remove vegetables, reserve cooking water and peel the tomatoes.
  3. Saute bacon to taste, and dice two strips.
  4. Combine all the ingredients (except water) in a blender and blend until a thick, smooth puree. (Yes, you are blending bacon).
  5. Slowly add the water until it has thinned out to the desired consistency.
  6. Add New Deal Vodka, Portland 88 Vodka, or Hot Monkey Pepper-Flavored Vodka, or a combination thereof, depending upon your tastes and fortitude.
  7. Now pour over rocks, garnish wildly, and squeal like a piggy! Squeal!
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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
  1. Combine the vodka, juice, simple syrup and seltzer in a mixing glass and give it a stir.
  2. Add the rhubarb, mint and enough ice to fill the mixing glass.
  3. Cover and shake a few times.
  4. 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.


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The Pink Bitch

This is but one of a myriad of lovely ways to give fresh strawberries their due. Recipe courtesy of Ms. Linda Russell, who, incidentally, is neither pink, nor a bitch. Serves 4 quite well.

  • ½ cup Fresh strawberries, sliced, topped with 2 T sugar
  • ¾ cup New Deal Vodka
  • 2 T Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup Lemon-lime soda (seek out San Pellegrino Limonata)
  • 1 Thinly sliced lemon wheel, for garnish
  1. Puree strawberries and sugar together in a blender. Strain out seeds if you are so inclined.
  2. Add strawberry puree, New Deal Vodka, lemon juice and soda into a shaker half-filled with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain over ice into four rocks glasses.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.
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Yellow Submarine

The perfect cure for the Blue Meanies. Adapted from a recipe served at East End’s ‘Den’.

  1. Drop ice cubes into a tall glass
  2. Add New Deal Vodka and lemon juice
  3. Fill with Izze Sparkling Clementine Juice, and mix.
  4. Float Jamaican Bitters over the top of a spoon into finished drink.garnish with orange slice.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.
  6. Combine the simple syrup, ginger and orange in an airtight container.
  7. Cover and shake well.
  8. Cut the beet into several slices and add it to the syrup.
  9. Cut the ends of the rhubarb so that the stalks are a uniform length, and then chop into 1/4-inch pieces. Add the rhubarb to the simple syrup mixture and gently stir.
  10. Place the container in the refrigerator and stir a few more times over the next 24 hours so thee beets bleed their color evenly.
  11. Once the color is red enough, remove and discard the beets and ginger.
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The City of Roses

Now this is what ladies drink . . . .

  • 2 oz New Deal Vodka
  • 1 T Vanilla Simple Syrup (recipe in our House-made Mixers section)
  • 1 T Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 t Rose Water
  • Splash cranberry juice, for color
  • Orange wheel or sugared rose petals for garnish
  1. Pour vodka, vanilla simple syrup, lemon juice and rose water into a shaker over ice.
  2. Shake well and pour into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Add a small splash of cranberry juice and garnish.
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