The Little Things

This amazing (and beautiful cocktail) comes from our friend Jake (@jake_brews on instagram). It is one of the most delicate and gorgeous cocktails we have seen and comes with an almost poetic story and outlook.


Sometimes it’s the little things in life...and cocktails - like making sure that every drop of beautiful egg white foam  makes it into the cocktail, or dripping a few dashes of incredibly unique Honesysuckle bitters from Pink House Alchemy into the foam to attract smell, sight, and taste, or even just finding literal scraps and turning them into a beautiful garnish for a lovely cocktail.

The little things in life really add up to big things. Do all of the little things right and big things will come your way. Be diligent and strive to be your best in every aspect of your life and good things will come.


  • 2 oz @mcclintockdistilling Forager Gin

  • .75 oz lemon juice

  • .75 oz homemade hop simple syrup

  • Muddled Cucumber

  • Egg white

  • 2 dash Pink House Alchemy Honeysuckle bitters


To Prepare:

  • Dry Shake/Wet Shake

  • Strain over ice,

  • Drop 5 drops of Honeysuckle bitters into foam

  • Garnish w/ cucumber & lemon rose

  • Enjoy! .

The (New) Old Fashioned

This week’s signature cocktail is the first featuring our award winning McClintock’s Reserve Gin Finished in Cognac Barrels. It comes to us from the amazing folks at The Center Club in Baltimore and is a refreshing new take on one of our favorite classic cocktails. Big Shout out to Chyfel Madera for putting this delicious cocktail together.


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  • 2oz McClintock’s Reserve Gin

  • 3/4oz Raw Cane Simple Syrup (Infused with Rosemary, Lemon and Orange Oils)

  • 4 Dashes Angustura Bitters

  • Rosemary Sprig


  • Stir the Reserve and Cane Simple Syrup in rocks glass

  • Add bitters to taste

  • Serve over Ice (One large cube for best results)

  • Garnish with Rosemary Sprig

  • Enjoy!

You can enjoy this cocktail as the featured cocktail at the center club all month and while you are there try some of the other ingenious concoctions from master bartender Chyfel!

The W.C Fields

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This weeks signature cocktail comes from the brilliant mind of Jeff Naylor, Winner of Frederick's best Bartender competition and all-around great guy at Hooch and Banter. We were lucky enough to have Jeff compete on our behalf at the Gin Loves Campari Competition in DC for Gin World. It was our absolute favorite cocktail of the night and Jeff really outdid himself for this one. Check it out below (or ask for one next time you are at Hooch)!


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  • 2 oz. McClintock Forager Gin
  • 1 Kumquat
  • 1/4 oz Campari
  • 1/2 oz Cinzano
  • 1/4 oz Averno
  • 1/2 oz Basil Honey Syrup
  • Pinch Ground Ginger
  • 1 Egg White




 To Prepare

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  1. Muddle kumquat with ginger and honey syrup
  2. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and shake well to completely emulsify egg whites
  3. Strain into chilled martini glass
  4. Use laminated card stock to create a straight line across center of the glass of ginger powder
  5. Use pick to drag "branches" off the line
  6. Garnish end of "branches with two small basil leaves to create appearance of tree
  7. Enjoy!

The Clark Gable

Our newest signature cocktail comes to us from the geniuses at Eatbar DC. If you haven't been to their beautiful bar and tried some of these amazing libations, clear your schedule and make it down there asap!

The Clark Gable is a new twist on a classic favorite, the Manhattan. Eat Bar uses our Maryland Heritage White Whiskey to create a lighter refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed with friends as the weather starts to heat up! Also featured are amazing products from our friends at Capitoline Vermouth and Modern Bar Cart.


  • 2 parts McClintock Maryland-Heritage White Whiskey
  • 1 part Capitoline White Vermouth
  • 1-2 dashes Embitterment DC Orange Bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange Peel Garnish


  • Shake Whiskey, vermouth and bitters over ice
  • Strain into cocktail class
  • Garnish with Orange Peel
  • Enjoy!

The easiest way to drink this cocktail is to drop by EatBar DC and ask the friendly bartender for one! We hope you enjoy!


The Friendly Ghost Whiskey Sour

In our third week of amazing signature cocktails from Fabian at PROPER Bartenders we have a perfect mix of savory, sweet and citrus in The Friendly Ghost Whiskey Sour. This spooky cocktail is the perfect fall cocktail with harvest flavors and a mixture of textures to delight the pallet. 

The friendliest cocktail around!

The friendliest cocktail around!

Before we get to the recipe this is another reminder that Fabian and 11 of the best bartenders from Maryland, DC and Virginia will be mixing up some of these amazing cocktails right here at the distillery on December 8th at our PROPER Cocktail Holiday Ball. If you haven't snagged tickets yet, we have already sold out of the early access tickets and are running through the other tickets fast. We also have some raffle tickets still available to win tickets to the ball, VIP packages, at home bartending services and exclusive spirits from McClintock Distilling. Check it all out and help us raise money for two causes that are very important to us; The American Cancer Society and Toys for Tots

Now lets get to this amazing drink:


  • 2 oz Maryland-Heritage White Whiskey
  • .75 oz Orange Liqeuer
  • .5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • .75 oz Sugar in the Raw Syrup
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Garnishes: Sugar in the Raw, Lime Slice, Dark Bourbon Cherry




To Prepare:

  • Optional- For extra foaminess add the whites from one egg to the shaker with a single cube of ice and shake aggressively. Once the desired texture is achieved proceed to add the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Mix Whiskey, Orange Liqeuer, Elderflower Liqueur, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup with ice in shaker.
  • Shake aggressively for desired dilution.
  • Add a few drops of bitters and swirl with spear.
  • Rim Coupe Glass with Sugar in the Raw
  • Strain into Coupe Glass
  • Spear Lime and Cherry so it looks like the cherry is sitting on top of the lime
  • Enjoy!
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