Category Archives: unaged whiskey

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.


Garden Cocktails

here are the two cocktails i created for the Wildflower Craft Cocktail and Twilight Tour at the San Francisco Botanical Garden last week.

1. zenzerosa

    • muddled ginger
    • 1½ oz bourbon
    • 1 oz japanese plum wine
    • ½ oz cocchi americano
    • creole bitters & peach bitters

garnish with a chunk of candied ginger.

2. wiggy #2

  • muddled rosemary (muddle quickly in the whiskey and sieve into your shaker so as to the release a bit of the oil without adding too much chlorophyll)
  • 1½ oz pear liqueur
  • 1 oz high west silver oat whiskey
  • ¼ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp syrup
  • lemon bitters

garnish with a small sprig of rosemary.


Sorghum whisky cocktail

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way tastier than I expected. here’s a recipe:

  • 2 oz fen chieu
  • 1 oz apple juice
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz syrup
  •  bitters

The Amaurotic Haruspex

“Collared Falconet Haruspex” by Renee LeCompte

  • 2 oz white whiskey
  • 1/2 oz 100% maple syrup
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • a few dashes of cinnamon
  • orange twist

The Wiggy

Wiggy Darlington

    • 2½ oz high west oat whiskey
    • ½ oz rosemary simple syrup (or muddled rosemary & dash of simple syrup)
    • creole bitters
    • rosemary sprig