RECIPES

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. 

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!

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!

Barley Smash

Barley Smash

2 oz. 100% Barley Whiskey

2 oz Cranberry Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

1/2 oz lemon juice

Fill with lime seltzer (or regular seltzer works too).

Just mix all the ingredients (except seltzer) over ice and shake. Then top with your flavored seltzer and enjoy!

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!!!

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! 

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!

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.

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!

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!

Why We’re declaring February: National Cherry Bounce Month

Why We’re declaring February: National Cherry Bounce Month

Why We’re declaring February:
National Cherry Bounce Month

Hints: George Washington and Chocolate

“I want the ‘The Cherry Thing’, Cherry Bling, Cherry Whisky, Cherry Bourbon.” Whatever it is you call it (’cause we’ve heard all the names) it’s Cherry Bounce, our 17th century cordial that you are talking about. It’s our most popular product and people seem to just love it. We love it and for that reason and more we think February should hereby be known as “Cherry Bounce Month”.

Reason #1 – Everyone knows the story of “George Washington and the Cherry Tree”, ” I cannot tell a lie….” and so forth. Well, that story was actually completely made up by his first biographer, but, this story is true. Martha Washington made Cherry Bounce for George and it was a favorite of his. It’s true it’s in her cookbook and there’s documentation on him taking on many trips away from Mt. Vernon where there was in fact a cherry orchard. February is also his birthday month, the 15th to be exact.

Reason #2: It’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Cherry Bounce goes really well with all that chocolate you are about to have around the house. I’m not talking it’s kinda good with it I’m saying it delicious. Only all-natural cherries are used in our products creating a delicious concoction that just wraps itself around any chocolate goodness. Just a few ideas, hot chocolate with cherry bounce, chocolate waffles/ pancakes for breakfast in bed. How about chocolate ice cream topped with Cherry Bounce or a mixture of CB and as a nightcap. Chocolate shot glasses??? Yep, we have those.

Reason#3: For that special drink or for a non-chocolate option, put it in champagne, a mule, a Manhattan, rum, and “cherry” coke? it’s good in all of it.

Reason#4: Cherries are shaped like hearts! what a perfect fit for the month.

So as you can see it’s the perfect fit for a drink of the month. Grab yourself a bottle Today.

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Mother’s Day – Some last minute gift ideas for you

Mother’s Day – Some last minute gift ideas for you

So you did it… You waited too long to order from Amazon to get your loving Mom a gift for Mother’s Day. Well we’re hear to help with some different and thoughtful ideas that we can deliver this Saturday, May 9th just in time to make you mom say wow, how thoughtful!

1.) Order Cherry Bounce from our website www.ChristmasCitySpirits.com and we’ll deliver it locally along with a great glossy insert that contains several easy drink recipes that you can make with it and a bunch of Brunch recipes that use the Cherry Bounce as an ingredient. Cherry Bounce Bacon?? Yea that’s better than flowers.  See the insert here: Click Here

2.) We’re offering local delivery of Family Recipe, From-scratch-made, Molasses Crumbcake that is infused (or not) with Cherry Bounce. So it’s really a more American different spin on a Caribbean rum cake. you can also order that on our web site: www.ChristmasCitySpirits.com

MolCrumbcake

Drink Recipes:

Bounce Royalé

4oz Champagne & 1oz Cherry Bounce

Mt. Vernon Manhatten

4oz Bourbon or Rye 1oz Cherry Bounce, 1 dash bitters

Cherry Bounce/Vodka-Limeade 

1oz Vodka, 1oz Cherry Bounce, 4oz Lemon/lime Soda or Seltzer, 1 lime wedge squeezed

Food recipes:

The Pancake Base

The Dry

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

The Wet (if it dissolves it’s a wet)

1/2 tsp salt

2tbs white vinegar

3tbs granulated sugar

1 3/4c milk 

1 tbs light oil (like Canola)

2 large eggs lightly beaten

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

Follow method on front page (see insert link here), then pour 6-8oz onto medium heat preheated skillet with a light rub of oil or butter. When bubbles form in the middle and edges set, flip.

Gluten Free Base

The Dry

1c almond flour

1c tapioca starch

1tbs arrow root

1.5tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

The Wet (if it dissolves it’s a wet)

1/2 tsp salt

2tbs white vinegar

3tbs granulated sugar

3tbs milk 

2 tbs light oil (like Canola)

1/2c egg whites

1.5tsp vanilla extract

Toppings

Simply pour Cherry Bounce right on top instead of syrup, or cook berries in a little water and sugar until they breakdown, let cool then add a bit of Cherry Bounce for a lovely fruit topping. 

Kicked up Options

Make a Waffle Instead

Add 1 more tbs of oil, 1 tbs of sugar to wet base and add’l 1/4tsp of baking powder to the dry base.

Cherry French Toast

Replace 1/3 of the milk in a recipe with Cherry Bounce. 

CheeryCherry Chocolate

In the wet base, replace 3/4c of milk with 3/4c Cherry Bounce* (see below for gluten free base) then in the dry base add 3tbs of cocoa powder and 1c of chocolate chips before mixing. Drizzle with Cherry Bounce to finish. 

Un-Baaah-lievable Cherry-Lime Chèvre

In the wet base, replace 3/4c milk with 3/4c Cherry Bounce* (see below for gluten free base) and 2tbs vinegar with the juice and the zest of one lime. In an another bowl, Take 4oz goat cheese (or ricotta), add 1oz Cherry Bounce then the zest and juice from half a lime. Mix to combine as an awesome  savory topping or search for a crêpe recipe and use as an incredible filling.

*=For the gluten free base, take out milk add the 3/4c CB and add’l 1/2 cup tapioca starch)

Sides

‘Bouncing Fruit Salad

Cut up 4 cups of some pineapple, assorted berries, apples, melon or whatever you have and place into a bowl. Add 3oz of Cherry Bounce and 2tbs cream/milk, toss every min for 5 minutes.

Cherry Bounced Bacon

Preheat oven to 350f. In a bowl take 8 thick cut rashers (pieces)of bacon, pour on 4oz of Cherry Bounce and coat them. Let sit 20min lightly tossing to coat again every 5mins. Lay out on greased baking sheet and save any extra liquid. Bake for 10 mins. Remove from oven and use remaining liquid to coat bacon lightly on both sides. Bake again until you’ve reached desired crispiness. 

Have some time and smoker? Try our Smoked Cherry Bounce Drunken Bacon here:   https://wp.me/p9HnVy-SrD

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

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