Local Distillers Cocktail Party/ by Adam Chumas, TDR Beverage Manager

This coming Tuesday we’re opening the doors of the Palace Ballroom to welcome some of our favorite local distillers.  A few of the company’s most creative bartenders will use these distiller’s spirits to create delicious cocktails.  This is a great opportunity to see some of our local spirits in action and it might even inspire some home bartending tricks to impress your friends.   Brave Horse Tavern bar manager Renee Somerset-Mucha will be whipping up an old fashioned style cocktail using Oola Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey with her own cara cara orange marmalade and cherry coke bitters.  The cherry coke bitters were made with a brandied cherry juice, kola nut powder, wormwood, and high proof vodka and allowed to steep for one week.  Here’s Renee’s recipe:

Old Roy

1  1/2 ounces Oola Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey

2 tablespoons cara cara orange marmalade

2 dashes cherry coke bitters

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass.  Add ice and stir until chilled.  Strain into a chilled old fashioned glass over fresh ice.  Garnish with brandied cherries.


This delicious cocktail is just one of NINE  cocktails that will be featured from all these local distillers:

Bainbridge Distillery

Captive Spirits

Fremont Mischief

Oola Distillery

Project V Distillery

Scrappy’s Bitters

Sound Spirits

Sun Liquor

Woodinville Whisky

Tickets are $35 and include tastes of nine cocktails while you munch on meatball sandwiches to soak up the booze and learn about craft spirits.   Get your tickets here.

February 21st, 2013

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