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!

The Bay Mary

This week's signature cocktail is a celebration of all things Maryland! Designed by our pal Charlie Berkinshaw at Element Shrub using local ingredients from The Sweet Farm right here in Frederick!

Here is a light, refreshing, healthy, Maryland take on the Bloody Mary

Ingredients

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•1.5 oz McClintock Distilling Epiphany vodka
•4oz fresh tomato juice
•1oz Sweet Farm Sauerkraut Chesapeake (Old Bay) kraut juice
•Top with 2-3oz Honeydew Jalapeño Shrub & Club ElementShrub
•Pinch of salt
•Freshly ground pepper
•Old Bay rim

Directions

Take a few tomatoes, pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper, and blend it up in a blender with an ounce of water if necessary.
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Use the kraut juice from the bottom of Sweet Farm's Old Bay flavored sauerkraut to add a little tang and some probiotics.
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Build the drink in a Collins glass over ice. Add all the ingredients, top with Shrub and Club and give the drink a quick stir.
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Enjoy!

The Downtown Gin & Tonic

This signature cocktail comes to us from the wonderful folks at Will Drink For Travel. We had the pleasure of hosting writer Phoebe Kenney at the distillery a few weeks ago and she picked up a bottle of our Forager Gin and some Cranberry Hibiscus Shrub from our friends at Element Shrub. See her delicious recipe below and you can see the original post here!

Who doesn't love a Gin & Tonic? Every Gin & Tonic should use quality gin and that's just what The Forager Gin distilled at McClintock Distillery in Frederick, Maryland offers! This vapor infused gin is aromatic with a soft juniper scent while offering citrus and earthy floral notes on the palette. Enjoy this Downtown Gin and Tonic on a sunny afternoon or on a warm summer evening.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz of McClintock Forager Gin
  • 1 tbsp of Cranberry Hibiscus shrubs
  • Tonic water
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Burn fresh rosemary sprig with open flame.
  2. Add ice and rosemary in old fashioned glass.
  3. Build drink in the glass.
  4. Top with tonic water and add lemon wedge for garnish

This gin and tonic will be refreshing and is perfect for summer weather. Enjoy!