COCKTAIL RECIPES & MORE

Try out these Recipes using
Christmas City Spirits.
ENJOY!

We have some great recipes for you to try with Christmas City Spirits. Continue to check back as we are always adding new and tasty recipes. 

Cherry Bounce Recipes

Patriot Lemonade

6 Muddled Raspberries

8 oz Lemonade (store bought or lemonade)

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

1/2 oz Cherry Blossom

Muddle raspberries and layer on bottom of glass with Cherry Blossom. Shake Lemonade and Select Grain Vodka with ice and strain into glass. Top with blueberries.

Hot Cherry Margarita

Hot Cherry Margarita

1.5 oz Tequlia
.5 oz Cherry Bounce
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
Lemon-Lime Soda
3 Slices of a Hot Pepper of Your Choice

Muddle the peppers, lime juice, and simple syrup together in a glass, add ice and alcohol, shake and top with lemon-lime soda!

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria

3 oz Red Wine
1 oz Cherry Bounce
2 oz Cranberry juice
1 oz OJ
1 small cinnamon stick
Mix and enjoy! Make one or make a batch for 20! Perfect for company this season!
Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade

1oz vodka
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz of simple syrup

Fill with water over ice and enjoy all year long! 

Cherry Black and Tan

Cherry Black and Tan

Guinness, Lager

Cherry Bounce (1/2 oz)

This is a delicious twist on a black and tan for all the beer lovers out there! 

Whiskey Cobbler

Whiskey Cobbler

1 oz 100% Barley Whiskey
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1 oz Orange juice
1 oz Cranberry juice
Splash lemon juice
Splash lime juice
Sprite or club

Add all the ingredients over ice and shake well! If you want a graham cracker rim (who wouldn’t), Take your clean fresh glass, dip in orange juice and then dip into smashed graham cracker crumbs! The OJ helps the graham stick to the rim. Then you can pour the drink into the glass as is or strain it into the glass if you wish this to be a martini, garnish with your favorite cherries.

Enjoy!

Colonial Summer Rum Recipe

Colonial Summer Rum Recipe

1 oz Colonial Rum
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1/2 oz Lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Splash of ginger ale or ginger beer

The tropical-inspired drink is so good over crushed ice, by the pool, or just on the rocks sitting on your porch watching the sunset!!!

Martha’s Lemonade

Martha’s Lemonade

1 oz Christmas City Vodka
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Water
Add all over ice, shake and enjoy! This recipe will work with lime juice as well.

Christmas City Spirits Manhattan

Christmas City Spirits Manhattan

3 oz 100% Barley Whiskey

4 oz Cherry Bounce

Dash of orange bitters

Stir and strain into the glass of your choice or enjoy on the rocks! The Cherry Bounce will replace the sweet vermouth in this classic drink for an unforgettable and easy-to-make cocktail.

Cha Cha Cherry Pie

Cha Cha Cherry Pie

1 oz Silver Tequila

½ oz Christmas City Spirits Cherry Bounce

½ oz Frangelica

1 large dollop of whipped cream

Shake over ice and strain into a glass of your choice, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

*(optional) wet the rim of the glass first and dunk it into crushed graham crackers!

Boilo Recipes

Honey Bubbles

Honey Bubbles

2 ounces Boilo
Top with Prosecco
add a few dashes of Lemon Balm Bitters

Gently stir and best served in a coupe or champagne glass.

Summer Sipping Tea

Summer Sipping Tea

1 oz of your favorite Gin
1/5 oz of Boilo
Splash of Lemon juice
Fill with fresh brewed and cooled Earl Grey Tea or your favorite Tea!

Combine all the ingredients for the best poolside Tea around!

Honey Bee Sangria with Peaches

Honey Bee Sangria with Peaches

4 oz White wine
1/2 oz Boilo
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 oz peach schnapps
few frozen peaches

Just put all the ingredients together over ice! You can always sub out the frozen fruit and schnapps for other flavors like raspberry, strawberry or blueberry!

Double or triple as needed to make this wonderful summer sangria for you and any guests!

Honey Guava Delight

Honey Guava Delight

1oz Select Grain Vodka

1/2 oz Boilo

2 oz Guava juice

1 oz Orange Juice

Shake, pour over ice and enjoy! You can also add club soda or champagne if you want some bubbles! This is a great and easy tropical party drink for summer! 

Honey Barley Lemonade

Honey Barley Lemonade

This delicious drink is super simple and yet so flavorful!
1 oz 100% Barely Whiskey
1/2 oz Boilo
Lemon juice
Simple syrup 
Water
Add all together to your taste! To make it even easier, you can just add the spirits together with your favorite already made Lemonade!

Perfect for those hot days!

Peach Boilo Tea

Peach Boilo Tea

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Boilo

.5 oz peach puree*

unsweetened iced tea

Shake and strain all the ingredients over fresh ice and garnish with the fresh fruit of your choice. Great for a Super Sunny Spring Day! You can use this same recipe with raspberry puree also!

* Peach puree can be made by taking fresh or frozen peaches and simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) and pureeing them up in a blender or food processor!

Cherry Blossom Recipes

Espresso Martini

2 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Coffee Liqueur

1 oz Coffee

.5 oz Simple Syrup

6 Dashes of Espresso Bitters

Shake and strain into a martini glass

Rose Blossom Infusion

1.5 oz Vodka

.5 oz Cherry Blossom

2 oz of your favorite tea chilled

.5 oz of honey

3 dashes of Rose Hip Bitters

Top with club soda

 

Bubbly Blossom

2 oz Cherry Blossom

8 oz Prosecco

This is a simple to make, and delicious to drink cocktail made with our new lighter edition Cherry Bounce!

Rose’ All Day

Rose’ All Day

1 oz Select Grain Vodka
2 oz your favorite Rose’
2 oz Cranberry or Pomegranate juice
1/2 oz Raspberry Shrub
Splash of Orange juice
Shake and serve over ice or strain into a martini glass! Garnish with an orange peel. This makes a delicious holiday cocktail!
Cherry Bounce Pop

Cherry Bounce Pop

This one is simple!

Just add Cherry Bounce to your favorite soda! Sprite, Coke or even Dr. Pepper.

For less sugar, add Cherry Bounce to a diet or sugar free soda and it will even mask that Nutrasweet taste!

Honey Guava Delight

Honey Guava Delight

1oz Select Grain Vodka

1/2 oz Boilo

2 oz Guava juice

1 oz Orange Juice

Shake, pour over ice and enjoy! You can also add club soda or champagne if you want some bubbles! This is a great and easy tropical party drink for summer! 

Lazy Day

Lazy Day

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

2 oz Sauvignon blanc (or white wine of your choice)

1 oz mint simple syrup

Grapefruit juice

Add all ingredients over ice and garnish with fresh mint! You can always substitute the wine for club soda and it will still be delicious and refreshing!

Martha’s Lemonade

Martha’s Lemonade

1 oz Christmas City Vodka
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Water
Add all over ice, shake and enjoy! This recipe will work with lime juice as well.

Peach Boilo Tea

Peach Boilo Tea

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Boilo

.5 oz peach puree*

unsweetened iced tea

Shake and strain all the ingredients over fresh ice and garnish with the fresh fruit of your choice. Great for a Super Sunny Spring Day! You can use this same recipe with raspberry puree also!

* Peach puree can be made by taking fresh or frozen peaches and simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) and pureeing them up in a blender or food processor!

Andes Candies Cocktail Recipe

Andes Candies Cocktail Recipe

1.5 oz Select Grain Vodka

4 oz Coffee

1 oz *Mint simple syrup

.5 oz chocolate syrup.

You can either shake and enjoy on ice or shake and strain into a martini glass that has been drizzled with chocolate syrup!

*To make mint simple syrup: simple syrup is half parts sugar and hot water, once dissolved you have simple syrup. Now that you have made simple syrup, add mint leaves and let infuse overnight. Remove the leaves the next day and you have mint simple syrup. You can do this process with any fresh herbs!

Vodka Recipes

Espresso Martini

2 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Coffee Liqueur

1 oz Coffee

.5 oz Simple Syrup

6 Dashes of Espresso Bitters

Shake and strain into a martini glass

Rose Blossom Infusion

1.5 oz Vodka

.5 oz Cherry Blossom

2 oz of your favorite tea chilled

.5 oz of honey

3 dashes of Rose Hip Bitters

Top with club soda

 

Rose’ All Day

Rose’ All Day

1 oz Select Grain Vodka
2 oz your favorite Rose’
2 oz Cranberry or Pomegranate juice
1/2 oz Raspberry Shrub
Splash of Orange juice
Shake and serve over ice or strain into a martini glass! Garnish with an orange peel. This makes a delicious holiday cocktail!
Honey Guava Delight

Honey Guava Delight

1oz Select Grain Vodka

1/2 oz Boilo

2 oz Guava juice

1 oz Orange Juice

Shake, pour over ice and enjoy! You can also add club soda or champagne if you want some bubbles! This is a great and easy tropical party drink for summer! 

Lazy Day

Lazy Day

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

2 oz Sauvignon blanc (or white wine of your choice)

1 oz mint simple syrup

Grapefruit juice

Add all ingredients over ice and garnish with fresh mint! You can always substitute the wine for club soda and it will still be delicious and refreshing!

Martha’s Lemonade

Martha’s Lemonade

1 oz Christmas City Vodka
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Water
Add all over ice, shake and enjoy! This recipe will work with lime juice as well.

Peach Boilo Tea

Peach Boilo Tea

1 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Boilo

.5 oz peach puree*

unsweetened iced tea

Shake and strain all the ingredients over fresh ice and garnish with the fresh fruit of your choice. Great for a Super Sunny Spring Day! You can use this same recipe with raspberry puree also!

* Peach puree can be made by taking fresh or frozen peaches and simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) and pureeing them up in a blender or food processor!

Andes Candies Cocktail Recipe

Andes Candies Cocktail Recipe

1.5 oz Select Grain Vodka

4 oz Coffee

1 oz *Mint simple syrup

.5 oz chocolate syrup.

You can either shake and enjoy on ice or shake and strain into a martini glass that has been drizzled with chocolate syrup!

*To make mint simple syrup: simple syrup is half parts sugar and hot water, once dissolved you have simple syrup. Now that you have made simple syrup, add mint leaves and let infuse overnight. Remove the leaves the next day and you have mint simple syrup. You can do this process with any fresh herbs!

Rum Recipes

Rumtang

1.5 oz Colonial Rum

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz orange juice

.5 oz simple syrup

1 oz water

5 dashes Juniper bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass

Rum in the Sun

Rum in the Sun

1.5 ounces – Colonial Rum
4 ounces – Pineapple Juice
1 ounce – Coconut cream or Coconut Water
Top with Sprite
This drink is sure to be a hit all summer!
Jammin Rum Cocktail

Jammin Rum Cocktail

1.5 oz Colonial Rum
1/2 Lime juiced
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 Tbsp of your favorite Jam or Jelly!

Shake all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid (it’s easier)
Add some club soda to make it bubbly!!!

Jammin Rum Cocktail is made with all things you have in the house and will be delicious any flavor you choose!

Caribbean Spice

Caribbean Spice

1.5 oz Colonial Rum

1.5 oz Sour mix (your favorite or homemade 1 part simple syrup

2 parts lemon juice)

1.5 pineapple juice

1/2 oz lime juice

1 tsp agave syrup

1/2 tsp Siracha

Shake and strain over fresh ice or strain into a martini glass! Garnish with a slice of pineapple and half of a rim of chipotle spice. This cocktail will take you on vacation no matter where you are!

Green Tea Mojito

Green Tea Mojito

1 1/2 oz Colonial Rum

1/2 cup green tea

4 or 5 fresh mint leaves

1/2 oz simple syrup

1/4 oz lime juice

Our naturally sweet Colonial Rum pairs perfectly with green tea for a delicious summer cocktail. If you use sweetened green tea, do not add simple syrup, the green tea will be sweet enough.

Enjoy!

Colonial Summer Rum Recipe

Colonial Summer Rum Recipe

1 oz Colonial Rum
1/2 oz Cherry Bounce
1/2 oz Lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Splash of ginger ale or ginger beer

The tropical-inspired drink is so good over crushed ice, by the pool, or just on the rocks sitting on your porch watching the sunset!!!

Cucumber Mojito

Cucumber Mojito

1.5 oz Colonial Rum 
3 Cucumber Slices (2 diced up, 1 whole slice) peeled or unpeeled your choice
Squirt Lime juice
4 or 5 Mint Leaves
.5 oz Simple syrup
Club Soda

Put Mint leaves, simple syrup, and the 2 diced cucumber slices into the glass. A flat bottom glass helps. Muddle (press) the ingredients in the glass. If you do not have a muddler, you can use a spoon. The object is to press the oils out of the mint and the juice out of the cucumber.

Next, add ice. Pour your Colonial Rum over the ice, squirt your lime juice in. At this point, you can shake everything in your glass and then top with club soda! 

Food Recipes

Smoked Cherry Bounce Drunken Bacon

Smoked Cherry Bounce Drunken Bacon

It’s Easter Sunday and things are a little more relaxed around here for a change. (Ya’ll are keeping us busy! Thank you!) With the warm weather and a little extra time I decided to fire up the smoker and smoke my own pork loin over buying a ham this year. Just trying to spice up Easter dinner a bit. In that interest, looking around the fridge I saw a half a pack of uncured bacon sitting in the meat drawer and was inspired to pull it out to marry it with our main dish somehow.

I’ve done double smoked bacon before, using a sweet coating to jazz it up and get that lovely sweet /salty thing going on. I’ve used maple syrup as a marinade, brown sugar/sriracha and a couple other combos that came out pretty well, but I wanted something different. Looking around the kitchen I scanned the room a few times, looked in the pantry and at the mish-mash of jams, sauces and dressings in the fridge, then in my BBQ closet a red label caught my eye. Eureka! There it was, cherry woodchips that I had soaking in a bit of Christmas City Spirits 100% Barley Whiskey batch #2 for several months. I ran for the Christmas City Spirits Cherry Bounce in the liquor cabinet, looked at it and I said, “Well, why the hell not???” The cordial is made with whole natural dark sweet cherries, tart cherry juice and a hint of spice (not to mention the alcohol). How could that combo go wrong?

So three hours later these lightly candied magical wands of pork belly were ready and are truly unbelievable…. sweet, salty, smoky with a hint of fruit. I think you could just eat them straight and be perfectly happy but other thoughts would be to chop them up into a tasty salad topper or addition to a mustard sauce for pork or chicken. Hell, you could even use these a the best swizzle stick you’ve ever had for a Mount Vernon Manhattan (recipe Below).

It’s not really a recipe as it’s not very complicated, more or a short set of instructions to create these:

Time required: 3 Hours

Ingredients:

6 Rashers (1/2 lbs) Uncured Bacon

2oz Christmas City Spirits Cherry Bounce

4oz of Cherry Woodchips soaked in whiskey (preferably Christmas City Spirits 100% Barley Whiskey batch #2)

2oz Mesquite Wood Chunk that is soaked in water

1.) Soak your Mesquite in water and add a little water to the Whiskey Soaked Cherry Chips.

2.) Put bacon in a medium bowl and top with the Cherry Bounce, mixing lightly with you hand to coat them

3.) Turn over the bacon every 15 mins for an hour to recoat all the rashers and get that bacon good and drunk on Cherry bounce

4.) Prepare your smoker to 225F, put wood chunk/chips in to get it smoking per you smokers direction

5.) Place bacon in smoker in a single layer, save excess cherry bounce on bowl

6.) Smoke for 2 hours, baste lightly every 30 minutes with remain cherry bounce.

7.) Enjoy with pretty much anything including as a swizzle stick for a Mount Vernon Manhattan

Mount Vernon Manhatten:

3oz Christmas City Spirits 100% Barley Whiskey batch #2

1oz Christmas City Spirits Cherry Bounce

1 dash of bitters

Dark Cherry Garnish

Bitters Recipes

Lavender Bubbly Delight

1.5 oz of gin

.5 oz of simple syrup

4 dashes of lavender bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a glass and top with champagne

Espresso Martini

2 oz Select Grain Vodka

.5 oz Coffee Liqueur

1 oz Coffee

.5 oz Simple Syrup

6 Dashes of Espresso Bitters

Shake and strain into a martini glass

Rumtang

1.5 oz Colonial Rum

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz orange juice

.5 oz simple syrup

1 oz water

5 dashes Juniper bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe glass

Rose Blossom Infusion

1.5 oz Vodka

.5 oz Cherry Blossom

2 oz of your favorite tea chilled

.5 oz of honey

3 dashes of Rose Hip Bitters

Top with club soda

 

Cherry Black and Tan

Cherry Black and Tan

Guinness, Lager

Cherry Bounce (1/2 oz)

This is a delicious twist on a black and tan for all the beer lovers out there! 

Cha Cha Cherry Pie

Cha Cha Cherry Pie

1 oz Silver Tequila

½ oz Christmas City Spirits Cherry Bounce

½ oz Frangelica

1 large dollop of whipped cream

Shake over ice and strain into a glass of your choice, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

*(optional) wet the rim of the glass first and dunk it into crushed graham crackers!

BE PART OF THE SUN INN PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Sun Inn Preservation Association (SIPA) is a 501 (c) 3 that manages and maintains the Sun Inn. Help preserve the Sun Inn. Become a member and receive discounts to the Tavern at the Sun Inn food.

 

VOLUNTEER

Be an INN Volunteer

MEMBERSHIP

Join the INN CROWD