ACQUISITION X - 10 YEAR CANADIAN WHISKY

Named after a mine once here in Butte, our Morning Star Mocha spins an ice coffee with a bit of sweet and booze.

 

Ingredients
1.5 oz of Orphan Girl
4 oz brewed Orphan Girl Coffee
1 oz Chocolate Syrup (Hershey’s is fine)
Whipping Cream

 

Procedure
Brew 4 oz Orphan Girl Coffee
Add Coffee, Orphan Girl and Chocolate to a shaker
Add ice and shake immediately to mix
Pour over ice to serve cold
Top with Whipped Cream
Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup to garnish

In honor of the Kelley Mine that lives on here in Butte, Montana we continue to look for new ways to help its legacy live on. The Rusty Kelley is one of those ways. Using our Kelley Single Malt Whiskey and Drambuie – which comes from the Gaelic meaning, “the drink that satisfies,” – we create this inviting cocktail.

 

Ingredients
2 oz Kelley Single Malt
½ oz Drambuie
1 dash Angostura Bitters (optional)

 

Procedure
Fill a whiskey glass with ice
Add Scotch, Drambuie and bitters (if using)
Stir thoroughly and serve

This simple two ingredient cocktail is a Montana staple in every home because everyone loves a Dirty Girl. You can add more or less of each product to suite your preferred taste. After all, it is your drink – have fun with it!

 

Ingredients
Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Root Beer, we use Barque’s

 

Procedure 
Fill glass with ice
Add Orphan Girl
Top with Root Beer (50-50 ratio is best)

 

Note
If your Dirty Girl separates, it is due to the root beer having too much acidity. You can increase the amount of Orphan Girl to fix the ratio and prevent it from separating.

Refreshing and spicy, this mule gives a good little kick when you’re feeling feisty! Taste the heat in the back of your throat with every sip from the ginger and habanero combination.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz High Ore Vodka
1 oz Headframe Habanero Simple Syrup
Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer
Lime

 

Procedure 
Prep fresh Lime by slicing into serving wedges
Fill Copper Mug with ice like you were mining for it
Add High Ore and Habanero Simple
Top with Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer

 

Special Tools
Headframe Copper Mug
Jigger

 

Variations
Try with other Headframe Simple Syrups

While not available in our Tasting Room, this Raspberry Martini is too delicious to keep a secret. Imagine chocolate covered raspberries turned into a liquid delight that you can enjoy every evening. We are thirsty just thinking about it – time for dessert!

 

Ingredients
2 oz Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream
1 oz High Ore Vodka
1 oz Chambord
Fresh Raspberries
Chocolate Syrup

 

Procedure
In a shaker, add all ingredients and ice
Shake and strain into a martini glass pre-drizzled with Chocolate Syrup
Garnish with fresh Raspberries for a delicious, alcoholic dessert

Put a Montana spin on this classic cocktail with some Orphan Girl in your White Russian. A cold drink, we prefer to drink it indoors next to the fireplace while we watch the snow fall. This decadent drink will be the perfect end to any meal, either with friends or without.

 

Ingredients
1 oz of Orphan Girl
1 oz of High Ore Vodka
½ oz Kahlúa
Heavy Cream

 

Procedure
Add the High Ore, Orphan Girl and Kahlúa to a rocks glass filled with ice
Stir before topping with Heavy Cream

While not available in our Tasting Room, this twist on a classic Mai Tai will have you day dreaming of Butte. Underground miners are a tough crew, and nothing makes a tough day easier like whisky. Enjoy it after a long day or while you’re out soaking up the sun.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky (or other whiskey options)
1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Orange juice
1 oz Pineapple juice
¾ oz Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
Fresh Lime Juice (about ¼ lime)
Grenadine
Fresh Pineapple, Oranges, Cherries if desired for toping

 

Procedure
In a shaker, add ice, Acquisition Canadian Whisky, Coconut Rum, juices and Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
Shake heavily to properly combine all ingredients
Pour into glass filled with ice
Drizzle Grenadine down side so it settles on the bottom
Garnish with fruit of your choice and paper umbrella

 

Special Tools
Shaker

 

Variations
To be more authentic to a Mai Tai, you can add Orgeat

This perfect combination of sweet and sour can be enjoyed year round but to have your lavender really stand out, enjoy it in the summer while all the wildflowers are in bloom. Try this with different simple syrups to enhance the flavor to your preferred taste.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
Headframe Lavender Simple Syrup
Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice or other Key West Lime Juice
Ginger Ale
Lime

 

Procedure
In a shaker, add some ice, Acquisition Canadian Whisky, Headframe Lavender Simple Syrup and Key West Lime Juice
Shake to mix
Strain and shake into glass filled with ice
Top with Ginger Ale (about 1-1.5 ounces)
Garnish with Lime

 

Variations
If you don’t have a shaker, this cocktail can also be stirred with a straw or a bar spoon

Travel the world with this Canadian tropical delight that has already put in the work for you. The Hippie Canuck is perfect for when you want to kick your shoes off and enjoy the Earth under your feet. Best enjoyed in the summer sitting next to, or in, one of our beautiful Montana lakes.

 

Ingredients
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
English Cucumbers cut into small slices
2-3 Fresh Mint leaves
1 oz Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
1 oz Pineapple juice
½ oz Lime juice
Garnish (optional, fresh or dried Pineapple or Cucumber)

 

Procedure
In a shaker muddle 2-3 slices of Cucumber pieces
Add Mint leaves and muddle gently
Incorporate all other ingredients including ice
Shake to combine
Pour into 12 oz glass with ice
Garnish with fresh or dried Pineapple or Cucumber slice

 

Special Tools 
Muddler
Shaker

 

Note
We choose the English Cucumber because it does not have seeds, but any cucumber you have available will do!

 

If you’re ready to put your cocktail skills to the test, try our Canadian Campfire! This busy cocktail takes at least 24 hours to prepare if you are planning to enjoy the fruits of your labor with a flame on top. Flavors of fruit, citrus and warmth will heat you up from the inside out!

 

Ingredients
High Proof Booze soaked Orange Peels
1-2 oz Acquisition Canadian Whisky
1 oz Headframe Habanero Simple Syrup
Fresh Strawberries
1 Fresh Orange
1 Fresh Lime
1 oz Orange Juice
½ oz Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice or other Key Lime juice
Club Soda

 

Procedure 
Peel the rind off 1 Orange with a vegetable peeler into approx. 2 inch pieces
Place Orange Peels in a wide mouth Mason Jar
Cover with high proof alcohol, such as Everclear
Let soak for a couple days, minimum of 24 hours
Prep Limes and Oranges by cutting them into wedges
In shaker, muddle 3 fresh Strawberries with stem removed
Add Acquisition, Habanero Simple Syrup, Orange Juice, squeeze of Lime and Orange wedge, Lime Juice and some ice
Shake well to incorporate ingredients
Pour into rocks glass filled with ice
Add a splash of Club Soda (up to an ounce)
Place a soaked Orange Peel on top of drink and light on fire

 

Special Tools 
Mason Jar with lid
Shaker
Muddler
Lighter

 

Variations
Use Cherries or other berry in place of the Strawberry

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