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Battle of the Virginia Spirits Month Cocktails: Which is Your Favorite?

All good things must come to an end and Virginia Spirits Month is no exception. We hope that you had a chance to stop in to try one of our three limited edition cocktails during September. But just in case you didn’t we decided to share the recipes with you. It’s time to bring out your inner bartender and let us know which one is your favorite!

Vitae Mai Tai


2 oz Vitae Golden Rum

½ oz Orgeat syrup

½ oz Bols Orange Curacao

¾ oz fresh lime juice

1 lime wedge

1 sprig of mint

Preparation: Combine rum, Orgeat, orange curacao and lime juice in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with lime wedge and sprig of mint.

Commonwealth Rickey


1 ½ oz Commonwealth Gin

1 oz fresh lime juice

Soda water

1 lime peel

1 lime wedge

Preparation: Combine gin and lime juice in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and stir lightly to form a frothy head. Garnish with lime peel and lime wedge.

Cold Brew Mule


2 oz Belle Isle Cold Brew Moonshine

4 dashes of Jamaican Ginger Bitters

IBC Cream Soda

1 edible flower

Preparation: Combine cold brew moonshine and Jamaican ginger bitters in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a copper mug & top with cream soda. Stir lightly and garnish with edible flower.

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