Wild Card Absinthe: T.G.I.F. Cocktail Recipes for August 8

Oregon Spirit Distillers is a fairly young, family run company which has set out to produce and maintain quality craft spirit brands.  They have done this with the assistance and the corroboration of the end user, the consumer.  They are a proud company.

Currently, Oregon Spirit Distillers offers CW Irwin Straight Bourbon, Merrylegs Genever, One-Eyed Jon Spiced Rum, Oregon Spirit Vodka and Wild Card Absinthe.

Our personal absinthe concern begins and ends with the fact that absinthe tastes of black licorice (anise).  When we discussed this with owner Kathy Irwin, she suggested that we blend 2 parts of really cold water with one part absinthe, as this will bring the alcoholic content down to 60 proof, increases its drinkability and leave one with a properly louched absinthe.  


(1) 750ml Bottle of Award-Winning Wild Card Pacific Northwest Absinthe (125 Proof)

Wild Card Absinthe: T.G.I.F. Cocktail Recipes: August 8
Red, White & Blueberry

  • 1 Oz Oregon Spirit Vodka
  • 1/4 Oz Wild Card Absinthe
  • 1/2 Oz Blueberry Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 Oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 Oz Egg White
  • Marishino Cherry

Fill Shaker Tin with ice, add Blueberry Simple Syrup & Oregon Spirit Vodka. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. In a clean Shaker Tin add Ice, Wild Card Absinthe, Simple Syrup, and Egg White.  Shake Vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass on top of Blueberry & Vodka to create a layer of Absinthe foam on the top of the cocktail.  Garnish with 3 Marishino Cherries.
Cocktail Created By: Nicole Rushton

Sparkling Wild Card Sazerac

  • 12 Oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
  • ½ Oz Wild Card Absinthe
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 Dashes Angustora Bitters
  • Soda Water
  • Rocks Glass
  • Lemon Twist

Pour Absinthe into a glass and swirl, then, toss out.  Add Bourbon, a sugar cube and Bitters.  Muddle well.  Top with a small amount of soda water and stir.  Add Twist.

The Joker

  • 1 Oz C.W. Irwin Bourbon
  • 1/2 Oz Wild Card Absinthe
  • 1 Oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 Oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 Oz Lime Juice

Put all ingredients into shaker filled with ice and shake well.  Strain into rocks glass filled with ice.  Garnish with orange wedge.
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