September Greetings from Catoctin Creek
Welcoming September with our Art of the Cocktail Class - Online Edition
Catoctin Creek is pleased to present, our SIXTH year of this six-part educational series on the art of the cocktail. This year, we have to adapt ourselves to the "new normal" of COVID, and thus, the classes will all be online via Zoom. Each week, we will send out a shopping list of items for you to pick up, plus the course materials. Then, every Friday night, get yourself comfortably placed behind your bar, with your computer on and ready to go, and we will enjoy the class interactively just as if we were together in person.
Scott will reprise his first year material with a class studying the chronology of the cocktail from the early 1800's through modern day. Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever. This will be via Zoom, so I still expect lots of interaction and questions and good times. It's a drinks class, after all!
As I mention in many of my classes, this class will be equal parts, cocktail how-to, history, and fun.
Tickets are reduced to $10 per person for the lessons, which leaves you room to purchase the ingredients. You can purchase our spirits in our online store.
Buy Your Spirits ONLINE for Delivery or Curbside Pickup
Virginia residents may buy your whisky, gin and brandy online! The Virginia ABC now allows direct-to-consumer shipping! We are now taking orders in our Online Shop.
ORDER NOW - https://catoctincreekstore.com
If you are outside of Virginia, you may also order for online shipping, here.
You can also place curbside orders using the online shop, or simply call in your order at 540-751-3294.
Introducing Cocktail Kits from Catoctin Creek
This one-stop shopping cocktail kit will give you everything you need to make excellent cocktails at home! The kit contains one bottle of Catoctin Creek spirits, and all the bitters, mixers, and instructions needed to make at least eight cocktails at home! Plus, it is in a very handsome gift box, suitable for gifting!
Each month, we will feature a new cocktail, so save the recipe cards and collect them all!
The September feature cocktail is the Virginia Old Fashioned, including:
- one bottle of Roundstone Rye 80 Proof
- one bottle of Roundstone bespoke Virginia bitters
- one orange
- six sugar cubes
- collectable recipe card
You can purchase in our online store, here.
Cocktail of the Month – Peach Berry Smash
This cocktail comes to us from Facci Ristorante at Turf Valley Town Square. Find them and their delicious food and cocktails on Instagram at @facci_turf_valley.
Cocktails are always a good idea.... Who's in?
Our "Italian Greyhound" is a grapefruit cocktail made with craft gin, fresh grapefruit juice, crushed rosemary, aperol liquor and a sparkling sugar rim.
2 oz Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
1 oz Aperol
1 tsp sugar (crystalized/granulated)
Muddle the sugar and fresh chopped rosemary. Add the gin and the Aperol and shake lightly with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a collins glass with a sugar rim. Top with grapefruit juice and give it a stir.
Recipe and photo courtesy Facci Ristorante and used with permission.
See this cocktail and hundreds more on our cocktails page.
Proudly supporting WhiskyCast
Catoctin Creek is proud to be one of the sponsors of WhiskyCast, and if you’re not familiar with Whisky’s longest-running podcast series, we encourage you to check it out. Each week, Mark Gillespie brings you the latest whisky news from all over the world, along with in-depth interviews, tasting notes, and much more. You can listen to WhiskyCast on most podcast apps, smart speakers, and at WhiskyCast.com.
As always, there are lots of fun and information on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, where you can stay up to date with the daily activities at the distillery. We are open every Tuesday through Sunday for tastings and bottle purchases, so stop by and see us sometime!
Scott & Becky