The Maple Orchard

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 15, 2014

A simple cocktail with fall’s best ingredients, and flavors, just in time for holiday gatherings.

Ingredients: 4 oz bourbon, 4 oz. apple puree, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. maple syrup,1/4 tsp. cinnamon, apple slices & cinnamon sticks for garnish [optional]

Preparation: Core, peel, and quarter apples. Puree in blender until the consistency is smooth like apple sauce. Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple …

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The Harvey Wallbanger

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 8, 2014

Let’s trip back to the 60s and 70s for this once popular cocktail. The cocktail is reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato “Duke” Antone (Paolantonio). The Harvey Wallbanger’s popularity is largely a result of the promotional efforts of George Bednar, a former football player and Galliano sales manager based in California. The drink …

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Maple-Cranberry Bourbon Smashed

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 1, 2014

Use Oregon-grown fresh cranberries to make this batched wintry smash. Fruity and flavorful! (courtesy of Imbibe Magazine)

INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest,2 oz. fresh orange juice, 6 fresh cinnamon sticks,9 oz. bourbon,

PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients, except bourbon, in a saucepan, then lightly muddle and bring to a boil for 1 minute. …

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Spiced Pear Punch

Posted by Mr BBQ on October 25, 2014

Fresh pears are in abundance right now-and as Oregon’s “Official state fruit”, thought this libation would be a good one to enjoy with friends. It’s Spiced Pear Punch!

Ingredients: 2 pears-cored and sliced, 2 Granny Smith apples-cored and sliced, 20 whole cloves, 1 tsp. nutmeg-ground, 3oz. Damiana liqueur,1-750 ml bottle dry while wine-chilled, 1-750 ml bottle champagne-chilled.

Preparation: Place pears, apples, nutmeg …

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Ace of Clubs

Posted by Mr BBQ on October 18, 2014

Known for its many riffs on the classic Daiquiri, the Ace of Clubs offers this rich variation, prepared with the lush flavor of crème de cacao.

Ingredients: 2 oz. aged rum, ½ oz. lime juice, ¼ oz. crème de cacao

Preparation:  Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well until chilled; strain into chilled cocktail glass.

(Curtesy of Imbibe Magazine)