Cocktails: Mix It Up At Home Like The A Mixologist

Recipes For Mixing It Up Yourself

Eastside Distilling

Whiskey sales have been on the rise and daily more people are discovering that there are so many ways to drink distilled spirits other than the old fashion way we all grew up watching on television, just straight on the rocks.

Today we find distilleries growing and offering tours to consumers and free samples to their spectators. Drink mixologist have found a new joy as they create a multitude of ways to complement the whiskey flavors with a plethora of other ingredients, whether its syrups, vermouth, fruit juices and even tea in many causes. The list goes on and on. Its limitless.

Steven Earles, CEO of Portland-based Eastside Distilling states “A growing willingness to experiment with whiskey and bourbon as the primary ingredient in a variety of cocktails is just one of several ways consumer habits have been changing.”

“People are drinking less wine and more whiskey, and women have become more inclined to give whiskey a try,” says Earles, whose company already experiments with a variety of flavors on its drinks, such as Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Oregon Marion Whiskey.

Although I am not an official whiskey drinker I was extremely excited to find out that Eastside Distilling has a host of spirits that is sure to include something for everyone. I am sure that you took notice of the title and they took extra care of ensuring that you could become a mixologist in the comfort of your own home by following their very simple instructions. Click here to take a sneak peek. As we are heading into Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend and the warmer months that calls for outdoor parties, brunch on the deck and moonlight romantic dinners and what better way to add a special touch then by creating a few special cocktails. Here are a few cocktails that are my favorite:

The Sideburn
The Sideburn


The Sideburn
1 ½ oz. Burnside Whiskey
¾ oz. Aperol
½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. lavender simple syrup
13 oz. Old Fashioned glass over ice

Fill a 14 oz. rocks glass with ice, add all the other ingredients and stir.

Civil War
Civil War

Eastside Civil War
1 ½ oz. Burnside Bourbon
½ oz. Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth
½ oz. Cynar
2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
Amarena cherry

Add all the ingredients, except the cherry, to a 16 oz. mixing glass (pint glass). Fill to within 1 inch of the top with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an Amarena cherry.

Earls Demise
Earls Demise


Earl’s Demise
25 oz. Cherry Bomb Whiskey (one 750ML bottle)
12.5 oz. Burnside Bourbon
75 oz. Smith Teamaker Earl Grey Tea (chilled)
25 oz. Orange juice
25 oz. Simple syrup
12.5 oz. Sweet vermouth
5 tablespoons Peychaud’s Bitters

Mix all the ingredients in a large punch bowl, then add ice or ice ring. Serve in small punch glasses. The mixture serves 10-12 people.

Marionberry Beret
Marionberry Beret

Marionberry Beret
1.5 oz. Marionberry Whiskey
.5 oz. Dry Curacao
2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit juice
Served on the rocks

Fill glass with ice, add Burnside Bourbon and recipe ingredients.


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