The Frederick Crush

This month’s signature cocktail includes a special look at our brand new Blood Orange Saffron Cordial; an all natural liqueur made from organic grains, blood orange slices, ginger, carrots and saffron. This beautifully bright and savory spirit is a wonderful spring sipper and as you can see below makes a great cocktail adjunct as well. You can replace your Cointreau, Triple-Sec or Orange Liqueur with the BOS cordial to make a spice-forward naturally flavored margarita, negroni or orange crush! You can pick up a bottle of the Blood Orange Saffron Cordial this Saturday, April 20th at the release party at our distillery or get a special discounted bottle at the Frederick Spirits Festival.

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Being native Marylanders we know that when the weather gets warm, it is Orange Crush season and this cocktail is a McClintock Twist on this classic Maryland drink. Easy to make and incredibly bright and refreshing, we are proud to present to you: The Frederick Crush.


  • 2 Ounces Epiphany Vodka

  • 1 Ounce Blood Orange Saffron Cordial

  • 4 Ounces Orange Juice

  • Sparkling Wine

  • Blood Orange Wheel

To Prepare

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  • Combine OJ, vodka and cordial in shaker

  • Shake vigorously with ice

  • Strain into highball glass

  • Optional: Add sparkling wine float for effervescence

  • Garnish with orange wheel

  • Enjoy!

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!


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