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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)!

Ingredients

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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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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:

Ingredients:

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  • 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

 

 

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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!

The Original Sin Martini

This week's signature cocktail comes again from our Friend Fabian at Proper Bartender. If you haven't seen our upcoming event The Proper Cocktail Holiday Ball, you should check that out ASAP. Early bird tickets are only available until the end of next week and you can support two great causes, the American Cancer Society and Toys for Tots

The cocktail this week features a beautiful new take on a classic staple: the vodka martini. Fabian has blended all the elements of wonderful fall flavors and of course the dangerously smooth taste of our Epiphany Vodka. 

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Ingredients

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  • 2oz Epiphany Vodka
  • .75oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1.5oz Cranberry-Apple Juice
  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • Long Apple and Lemon Twist Garnish

To Prepare

  • Combine Vodka, Liqeuer, Juice and squeezed lime wedge into a shaker
  • Shake over ice vigorously
  • Strain into Martini Glass
  • Garnish with Apple and Lemon
  • Enjoy! (Be sure to eat the original sin apple after)
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We hope you enjoy this fall cocktail and if you would like to taste new and innovative cocktails from Fabian and some of the other top bartenders in the DMV be sure to snag some early bird tickets to the Proper Cocktail Ball. You can also enter the Proper raffle from the website and win prizes including a home bartending experience with Proper and an exclusive multi bottle gift set from McClintock Distillery.

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 The mastermind behind  Proper : Fabian Rafael

The mastermind behind Proper: Fabian Rafael

This week's signature cocktail comes from the genius at Proper Bartender, Fabian Rafael. Fabian is more than a fabulous bartender, he is a true mixologist and we had an absolute blast making some cocktails with him at the distillery that will be featured all this month. Proper offers private event bartending experiences, bar consulting and full mixology services. We are also working on anexclusive event with Fabian down here at the distillery soon so keep an eye out for a big announcement soon...

                                                                                 Ingredients:

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  • 2 Oz Forager Gin
  • .5 Oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • .5 Oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1 Oz Diced Cucumber
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • .75 Oz Simple Syrup
  • Club soda

 

 Shaken not stirred

Shaken not stirred

To Prepare

  • Muddle cucumbers, lemon and lime wedges with the gin, elderflower liqueur and orange liqueur
  • Add simple syrup and Ice
  • Shake
  • Top with club soda
  • Enjoy!
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