Watermelon and whiskey come together in this delicious and refreshing treat. Perfect for beating the summer heat!


1 cup Sugar
½ cup Water
8 cups Cubed Watermelon (Seedless works best)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
3 tbsp Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey

Try swapping out the Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey for our Dispatch Cinnamon Rye Whiskey for a fuller mouth feel

In a small saucepan, combine your sugar and water on medium heat. Cook until dissolved and let cool. This will become a simple syrup but can also be replaced with 3 tbsp agave if you’d prefer.

Blend your watermelon chunks on a low setting for a few moments or until smooth. Take a mesh strainer and press your watermelon puree to get out all the juice.

Once you have all the juice, combine it with your simple syrup mixture (or agave), lemon juice and Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey and stir.

Let freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. This will vary based on your container! We let ours freeze for a day before serving and enjoying.

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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.


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


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

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.


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)
Fresh Pineapple, Oranges, Cherries if desired for toping


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


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

Deck the halls with this cranberry delight that is perfect for Christmas parties or just sitting by the fire while your chestnuts are roasting. This welcoming mix lingers on the tongue containing a light sweetness that will make sure you aren’t bitter through the holidays. Try it with our other Whiskies for a different kick!


1-2 oz Kelley Single Malt
3/4 oz Headframe Cranberry Simple Syrup
1 oz Lime Juice
½ oz Headframe Vanilla Simple Syrup
Fresh Cranberries for garnish
Lime for garnish


Add all ingredients to Shaker with 1 cup of ice
Shake well to mix
Pour into a whiskey glass filled with ice
Garnish with Candied or, a personal favorite, fresh Cranberries and a Lime


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Use Acquisition Canadian Whisky or Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a different flavor profile

A winter drink that will fall in love with. The Mule Skinner requires a bit more time to make the Apple Pix Mix ingredient but we promise, it’s worth it! The spice from the mix and heat from the whiskey will keep you warm during any time of the year.


Drink Ingredients
Fill cup with ice
1-2 oz Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey
1 oz Apple Pie Mix
Fresh lime cut into wedges
Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer
Dried Apple Chips for garnishing


Apple Pix Mix Ingredients
3 cups Apple Cider
½ cups White Granulated Sugar
½ cups Brown Sugar
½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
⅛ teaspoons Ground Ginger
⅛ teaspoons Ground Cloves
⅛ teaspoons Ground Allspice
⅛ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg


Procedure for Apple Pie Mix
Bring Apple Cider, Spices and Sugar to a boil in a large pot over medium heat until Sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes
Strain and pour liquid into bottle or mason jar


Procedure for drink
Fill a glass with ice
Pour Kelley and Apple Pie Mix over ice
Squeeze a wedge of Lime into glass
Top with Ginger Beer
Garnish with Lime and Dried Apple Chips


Special Tools
Large Pot
Whisk, or fork to stir Apple Pie Mix


Use our Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a nice kick

Picture it – a snowy, cold Montana night. You’ve just lit the fireplace and are ready to settle down for the night. Nice. Neat. Simple. The perfect end to any day.


1-1.5 oz Kelley American Single Malt Whiskey


Top to your desired fill level with Kelley
Sip and enjoy


Special Tools
Your favorite glass, we prefer our Headframe Spirits Etched Whiskey Glasses


Can also be enjoyed with Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey for a nice hot kick

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