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.

Share your recipes with us on social media with our hashtag #HeadframeRecipes or send them to to be featured on our website!

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


Special Tools


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


Special Tools


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

Take to nature and collect your own Huckleberries to make your own personal connection with this cocktail. This refreshing drink incorporates flavors of fruit and sweetness to the point where the flavors merge into a beautiful smash on your tastebuds.


1-2 oz Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz fresh Huckleberries
Fresh Orange
Fresh Lime
½ oz Headframe Vanilla Simple Syrup
Club Soda


In a shaker, muddle Huckleberries
Add Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Squeeze a wedge of fresh Lime and Orange into shaker, amount to your liking
Add Headframe Vanilla Simple Syrup
Add ice and shake to mix
Pour into glass with ice
Top with splash of Club Soda (about 1 oz)
Orange garnish


Special Tools

A sip of our elegant Earl Grey Whiskey Sour provides a great start or end to any day. Also known as the House Sour in our Tasting Room, we often say this drink tastes like a boozie Arnold Palmer with a smack of fresh flavors.


2 oz Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey or another version of Neversweat you enjoy
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Headframe Earl Grey Tea Simple Syrup
Bada Bing Cherry for garnish
Fresh Lemon for garnish


In a shaker, add Neversweat, Lemon Juice and Earl Grey Simple Syrup with some ice
Shake well to incorporate flavors
Pour into glass filled with ice to your desired amount
Garnish with Lemon wedge and Cherry


Special tools


Use Plain Simple Syrup in place of the Earl Grey Simple Syrup for Whiskey Sour

Made for whiskey lovers, the Old Fashioned has been a Tasting Room and home staple for decades. Its simplicity allows for changes to be made for flavor preferences however, there’s nothing wrong with a classic. Cheers!


2 oz Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey or your preferred Neversweat version
¾-1 oz Headframe Plain Simple Syrup, add or subtract amount to desired taste
3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Splash of Water
Bada Bing Cherry


In a whiskey glass, add the Neversweat of your choice, Angostura Bitters and Headframe Plain Simple Syrup
Add a light splash water – no more than a ½ ounce or so
Add ice
Rub the Orange wedge around the rim of the glass and place in the cocktail
Garnish with Cherry


Use other Headframe Syrups in place of the Plain
Add Half and Half to make it creamy
Try flavored bitters in addition to Angostura – Orange is a crowd favorite

This cocktail is a Tasting Room favorite! The perfect blend of whiskey and ice cream allows for your taste buds to experience a flavor paradise. We like to top it with whipped cream, a cherry and chocolate syrup but you can add whatever you’d like.


1-2 oz Neversweat Straight Bourbon Whiskey, use whichever version you prefer
2 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1 oz Chocolate Syrup (Hershey’s is fine)
Whipping Cream
Bada Bing Cherry


In a blender, add Neversweat Bourbon, Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup with ice
Pour into glass
Garnish with Whipped Cream and Cherry
Drizzle with Chocolate Syrup


Special Tools
Ice Cream scoop


Add Orphan Girl for a little extra goodness

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

Are you 21 or older?

By entering our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and the use of cookies to enhance your user experience and collect information on the use of our website.

Until you're 21, here are some other great sites you can explore.

Butte Elevated Red Ants Pants Montana Folk Festival Big Hole River Foundation Montana Technological University Good Deeds Spirits 5518 Designs KBMF North 46 World Museum of Mining Clark Fork Watershed Education Program Richest Hill Podcast