Catoctin Creek spirits are excellent neat, but also very nice in cocktails. Many classic American cocktails call for rye, and Roundstone Rye is a faithful reproduction of 19th century rye whisky that would have been common in old classics like the Manhattan, Sazerac, and Old Fashioned. With Watershed Gin, you have a great cocktail for Gimlets, Martinis, French 75's, and much, much more.
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This savory cocktail is a bit of a doozy! It has flavors of sweet mustard, brine and spice. Pair it with something rich, like steak tartare, a cheese plate, or a gourmet burger or hot dog.
1 oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin 1 oz Mattei Cap Corse Blanc 1 oz Dijon syrup* ½ oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao ½ oz fresh lemon juice
Add all ingredients to shaker tin with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. In collins glass, add fresh ice and strain. Add biodegradable agave straw, picke spear and pickled sausage.
Combine ½ cup diced white onion with ¼ cup of water in a medium saucepan over low heat; cook until onions become translucent (about 20 minutes). Add ½ cup agave, ½ cup dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon fennel seed, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar along with ⅓ cup water. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain carefully and chill. Bottle and keep in the cooler. Shelf life is about 3-4 weeks.
Cocktail courtesy of Shaun Stewart at JBGB in Baltimore, and photo courtesy of Whyald Card Photography, Colin Marshall, and both used with permission.
Currently a best seller at Brabo in Alexandria, this cocktail is a doozy. It's a mix between a hot buttered rum, a hot toddy, and a sangria. It comes to us courtesy Emmanuel Pressley, head bartender at Brabo.
1 oz Catoctin Creek 1757 Virginia Brandy 3 oz Ginger Darjeeling Tea ½ oz Suze ¼ oz Catoctin Creek Apple Brandy ¼ oz Lemon Juice ¼ oz Benedictine 2 bar spoons of maple butter* 1 oz Rhone Red Wine
To make the cocktail you want to combine all the ingredients except the wine and tea into a mixing glass. Start stirring the cocktail and slowly add the tea to dissolve the butter. Once fully mix roll warm cocktail into a serving coffee mug. And float the red wine over top.
*Maple Butter: Melt 16 oz of butter in a double boiler. Then slowly add 8 oz of maple and 2 oz of brown sugar. Let the sugar dissolve into the solution and once finished separate the butter into 2 batches and chill.
The Waterford Fair is a tradition in Loudoun County, Virginia, that goes back 75 years! Every year, local producers gather to sell their wares: quilts, leather goods, woolen goods, cheese, beer, wine, clothing... you get the idea. Thousands of customers descend upon the gentle rolling landscape of Waterford to browse the fair and kick off autumn. 2020 has been a tough year, and this year, the fair will do its first virtual event.
This cocktail was created by the Waterford Fair as their official cocktail, using both our apple brandy and some of Doug Fabbioli's hard apple cider. This little beverage is very delicious, and packs a punch!
One 1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled 1½ tsp simple syrup (or agave syrup) 1½ oz Catoctin Creek Apple Brandy 1½ oz Fabbioli Cellars Attitude Adjuster (hard apple cider) 1½ oz chilled ginger beer 1 lime wedge 1 apple slice
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sliced ginger with the simple syrup. Add the brandy and ice. Shake well and strain into an ince-filled glass and top with equal parts ginger beer and hard cider. Garnish with the lime wedge and apple slice.
Courtesy of the Waterford Fair and used with permission.
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Maggie Kimberl of American Whiskey magazine recently caught up with Becky Harris for an update on the distillery: MK: Catoctin Creek whiskeys have garnered some major accolades over the years. What are you most proud of? RH: This is a really challenging...
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MAY 23 Barrel Select Hot Honey Finish Whisky Release 8:00am Beginning Monday, May 23rd at 8am, we will release the Catoctin Creek Barrel Select Hot Honey Finish whisky! Just in time for Father's Day!! ...
JUN 10 Dinner at the Distillery with Chef Erik Foxx 7:00pm—9:30pm Join us for our summer dinner at the distillery with special guest chef, Erik Foxx! Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal...
JUN 18 Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops! Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get...