Category Archives: Brandy

The Ruby Slipper

cocktail, port, whiskey

the ruby slipper cocktail

  • fresh ginger root, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 oz high west silver oat whiskey
  • 1½ oz tawny port
  • clear creek douglas fir eau de vie rinse
  • 1/4 oz real grenadine
  • angostura bitters
  • ginger slice

rinse the inside of the glass with the douglas fir eau de vie. muddle the ginger in the oat whiskey using ½ inch cubes, sieve into shaker with the rest of the ingredients.


The Right Honorable (a homemade carrot brandy concoction)

homemade carrot brandy.

  • 2½ oz carrot brandy *
  • ½ oz tangelo or tangerine juice
  • ¼-½ oz fresh ginger juice (add a bit more if you enjoy the tingly burn)
  • ¼ oz honey syrup (1:1 h20 -> honey)
  • rhubarb bitters

carrot brandy

    • 1 750ml bottle of christian brothers frost white brandy
    • 1 large fresh carrot, sliced thin (~ <3mm). enough to fill a mason jar 1/2 full.
    • 1 large (1 qt) mason jar

slice the carrots and toss them into the mason jar. cover to the top with brandy. let sit in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks & give the jar a good shake daily. bam. carrot brandy.



laird's apple brandy cocktail

  • 2 oz apple brandy
  • ½ oz allspice dram
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. orange marmalade
  • 1 egg white
  • angostura bitters
  • orange bitters

dry shake everything but the apple brandy & marmalade vigorously for 30 seconds, add the brandy, marmalade & ice and shake again, garnish with an orange peel.