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BLACK BUTTON DISTILLING COCKTAILS

Fancy yourself a master cocktail craftsman at home?
Well, here are some of our top recipes made with our award winning spirits for you to try out. Enjoy!

Bourbon Cocktails

AUTUMN BOURBON & BEER
1 ½ oz Bourbon
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Cinnamon Syrup
3 dashes Molasses Bitters
Shake with ice & strain
Top with 3-4 oz IPA
Orange twist garnish

BOURBON COOLER
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz Orange Juice
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Shake vigourously with ice & strain
Top with chilled sparkling wine
Orange twist garnish

BOURBON BBQ BLOODY MARY
2 oz Bourbon
2 oz Bold Bloody Mary Mix
1 Tbsp Apple Pie Moonshine BBQ Sauce
Roll together with ice & pour
Celery salt rim
Olives & cheese garnish

BROWN DERBY
1 ½ oz Bourbon
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
½ oz Honey Syrup
(1:1 Honey:Boiling Water)
Shake with ice & strain
Grapefruit wedge garnish

 

GRAPEFRUIT MOON
1 ½ oz Bourbon
1 ½ oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Shake with ice & strain
Top with 3 oz Vanilla Porter

HOT TODDY
1 ½ oz Bourbon
1 oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Honey
4 oz Hot Water
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Stir & garnish with lemon slice

JULEP
2 ½ oz Bourbon
½ oz Simple Syrup
6-8 Mint Leaves
Muddle mint leaves in Bourbon & Syrup
Top with crushed Ice
Mint garnish

MANHATTAN
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 dash ea Old Fashioned & Orange Bitters
Stir with ice & strain
Top with bitters
Brandied cherries garnish

 

NEW YORK SOUR
1 ½ oz Bourbon
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice & strain
Float ¾ oz Port
Lemon twist garnish

OLD FASHIONED
2 oz Bourbon
½ oz Simple Syrup
Old Fashioned Bitters
Stir vigorously with 1 large ice cube
Orange twist garnish

SCOFFLAW
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Dry Vermouth
½ oz Grenadine
 ¼ oz Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Shake with ice & strain

SLEEPY HOLLOW
1 oz Bourbon
½ oz Apple Pie Moonshine
½ oz Moonshine
½ oz Maple Syrup
Shake vigourously with ice & strain
Top with 2 oz Scotch Ale
Nutmeg sprinkle garnish

Gin Cocktails

BEE'S KNEES
2 oz Gin
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Honey Syrup
(1:1 Honey:Boiling Water)
Shake with ice & strain
Lemon wheel garnish

BELGIAN 75
1 oz Gin
½ oz Lemon Juice
¼ oz Simple Syrup
5 oz IPA
Shake with ice all but the IPA
Strain and top with IPA
Lemon twist garnish

BRAMBLE
1 oz Gin1 oz Gin
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Crème de Cassis or Crème de Mure
Shake with ice & strain gin, juice & syrup
Top with a drizzle of the Crème
Blackberries & lemon wheel garnish

EL DIABLO
¾ oz Gin
¾ oz Blanco Tequila
¾ oz Crème de Cassis
½ oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice & strain
Top with 3 oz Ginger Beer
Lime wheel garnish

 

FRENCH 75
1 ½ oz Gin
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice & strain
Top with Champagne
Lemon twist garnish

GIMLET
2 oz Gin
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lime Juice
2 dashes Barrel Aged Orange Bitters
Shake with ice & strain
Top with bitters

GIN & TONIC
2 oz Gin
Tonic Water
2 dashes Cranberry Bitters
Stir with ice
Top with bitters

GIN DAILY
1 ½ oz Gin
2 oz Iced Tea
2 oz Lemonade
Shake with ice & pour
Lemon wheel garnish

 

LAST WORD
¾ oz Gin
¾ oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Maraschino Liqueur
¾ oz Chartreuse
Shake with ice & strain
Lime wheel garnish

SUNRISE MIMOSA
¾ oz Gin
¾ oz Tequila
½ oz Grenadine
3 oz Orange Juice
Shake with ice & strain into a flute
Top with Champagne
Maraschino cherry garnish

THE FRONT 9
1 oz Gin
2 oz Chardonnay
1 oz Apricot Liqueur
3 dashes Cardamom Bitters
Shake with ice & strain
Top with Bitters

VESPER
2 oz Gin
1 oz Vodka
¾ oz Riesling
2 dashes Peach Bitters
Shake with ice & strain
Top with Bitters
Lemon twist garnish

 

LILAC GIN COCKTAILS

AVIATION
1 ½ oz Lilac Gin
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Maraschino Liqueur
½ oz Crème de Violette
Shake with ice & strain

FIRST BLUSH
1 oz Lilac Gin
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Lilac or Lavender Syrup
(1:1 ½ water : fresh lilac petals or dried lavender buds - boil for 15 minutes, strain and allow to cool)
Top with Club Soda

HIGHLAND PARK
2 oz Lilac Gin
2 bar spoons Raspberry Jam
¼ oz Dry Vermouth
¼ oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Dry shake, wet shake & strain
Lemon twist garnish

SPRING SUNSET
2 oz Lilac Gin
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Honey Syrup
¾ oz Lavender Syrup
Shake with ice & strain
Lemon wheel garnish

Bourbon Cream Cocktails

585
1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream
½ oz Citrus Forward Gin
2 oz Cold Brew Coffee
2 dashes each Chocolate & Orange Bitters
Shake with ice & pour
Top with bitters

BLACK BUTTON RUSSIAN
1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Vodka
¾ oz Coffee Liqueur
Shake with ice & pour

CHERRY BABY
1 oz Bourbon Cream
½ oz Bourbon • ½ oz Brandy
3-4 Brandied Cherries
Muddle brandied cherries
Shake all with ice & strain
Top with Cherry Soda
Brandied cherry garnish

CHOCOLATINI
2 oz Bourbon Cream
½ oz Vodka
½ oz Chocolate Liqueur
Chocolate Syrup rim
Shake with ice & strain

 

COCONUT CREAM
1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream
½ oz Rum
¼ oz Orgeat
¼ oz Cointreau
1½ oz Coconut Milk
Shake with ice & strain

GRASSHOPPER
2 oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Crème de Menthe
1 oz Crème de Cacao
Shake with ice & strain

MAPLE BACON DELIGHT
1 ½ oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Bourbon
¼ oz Maple Syrup
Muddle 1 piece crispy bacon with maple syrup & bourbon
Add Bourbon Cream & shake with ice
Bacon slice garnish

MORNING CURE
1 oz Bourbon Cream
3 oz Black Coffee
Combine in mug and enjoy

 

ORANGE BLISS
2 oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Orange Liqueur
 Shake with ice & strain
Orange twist garnish

QUEEN BEE
2 ½ oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Bourbon
½ oz Honey
Shake vigorously with ice & pour

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
1 oz Bourbon Cream
1 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
1 oz Milk
Shake with ice & strain
Apple wedge garnish

ROOT BEER FLOAT
1 oz Bourbon Cream
3 oz Root Beer
Chill Bourbon Cream on ice
Slowly top with root beer

Vodka Cocktails

ALWAYS SUNNY
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice
Top with Ginger Beer
Lime wedge garnish

BLOODY MARY
2 oz Vodka
4 oz Bold Bloody Mary Mix
Roll with ice to combine
Cheese cube & olive garnish

COSMOPOLITAN
1 ½ oz Vodka
½ oz Triple Sec
¼ oz Lime Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice
Shake with ice & strain
Orange twist garnish

CUCUMBER COOLER
1 ½ oz Vodka
3 Cucumber wheels
3 Jalapeño wheels
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
Muddle cucumber & jalapeño
Shake all with ice & strain

 

DIRTY VODKA MARTINI
2 ½ oz Vodka
½ oz Dry Vermouth
½ oz Olive Brine
Shake with ice & strain
Olive garnish

GYPSY QUEEN
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Bénédictine
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir with ice & strain
Lemon twist garnish

LEMON DROP
1 ½ oz Vodka
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Sugar Rim
Shake with ice & strain
Lemon twist garnish

THE MADRAS
1 ½ oz Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
Stir with ice
Lime wedge garnish

 

MOSCOW MULE
1 ½ oz Vodka
¼ oz Lime Juice
4 oz Ginger Beer
Stir with ice in a copper mug
Lime wheel garnish

ROC CITY ICE WATER
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Gin
1 ½ oz Sprite
Pour over ice & stir
Lime wedge garnish

SALTY DOG
1 oz Vodka
3 oz Grapefruit Juice
Salt Rim
Shake with ice & strain

SOUTHSIDE
1 ½ oz Vodka
¾ oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
Muddle mint & shake with ice
Strain & top with Club Soda
Mint leaf garnish

APPLE PIE Moonshine Cocktails

APPLE PUNCH
2 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
2 oz Cranberry Juice
2 oz Sprite
Build on ice & stir well

APPLE MARGARITA
2 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
6 oz Margarita Mix
Shake or blend with ice

APPLE PIE SOUR
2 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Dry shake & wet shake
Double strain & serve on the rocks

CIDER SOLSTICE
2 ½ oz Apple Pie Moonshine
¼ oz Whiskey or Bourbon
¼ oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice & strain
Top with Hard Cider
Apple slice garnish

 

HARVEST MULE
2 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
¼ oz Lime Juice
Ginger Beer
2 dashes Cranberry Bitters
Stir with ice in a copper mug
Apple slice garnish

HOT APPLE CIDER
1 ½ oz Apple Pie Moonshine
1 ½ oz Apple Cider
Apple & Orange slices
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Heat on low, stirring to combine

SOUTHERN HOOCH
3 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
3 oz Sweet Tea
Stir with ice
Lemon wheel garnish

TRIPOD
1 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
1 ½ oz Cognac
½ Lemon Juice
Sugar rim
Shake with ice & strain
Lemon wheel garnish

 

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