Happy National Liqueur Day! No, not liquor as in spirits, LIQUEUR, also known as schnapps or cordials, which are typically sweeter and flavored with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, or nuts.

Liqueurs are great alone or as a mixer in your favorite cocktail. And with the change in seasons, there are many liqueurs that feature prominently in yummy winter-inspired drinks.


Cranberry Ginger Fizz (Portland Potables)
1 oz Crater Lake gin
1 oz Stone Barn cranberry liqueur
1/2 oz New Deal ginger liqueur
1 oz Starvation Alley unsweetened cranberry juice
2 oz Ginger beer (such as Fever-Tree)

Frosty The Snowman (Eastside Distilling)
2 oz Holiday Egg Nog Liqueur
1 oz Portland Potato Vodka
1/4 oz Grand Marnier

Fall From The Hood (Eastside Distilling)
1 oz Holiday Spiced Liqueur
2 oz Burnside Bourbon
3 oz Hot Apple Cider
Splash lemon juice
Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick

Let It Snow (From New Deal Distilling)
1 oz New Deal vodka
1 bar spoon Hot Monkey Pepper Flavored vodka
1 pkg Treehouse Chocolate Co. Spiced Drinking Chocolate
6 oz hot water or milk
Whipped cream, orange peel, cinnamon for garnish

Harvest Moon (From New Deal Distilling)
2 oz Distiller’s Workshop Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Cascadia d’Amore American Bitter Liqueur
1/2 oz Raft Lemon Ginger Botanical Cocktail + Soda Syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
Hot water
Cinnamon stick for garnish
Clove-studded lemon slice for garnish

There are so many more recipes to try! Check out the websites for these Oregon-based distillers making liqueurs.

Eastside Distillery
House Spirits Distillery
New Deal Distillery
Stone Barn Brandyworks
Thomas & Sons Distillery
Clear Creek Distillery
Elixir Craft Spirits (Eugene)
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery @McMenamins
Indio Spirits Distillery (Rose City Distilling)
Edgefield Distillery @ McMenamins

To learn more about liqueurs and all-things craft distilling, pick up a copy of High-Proof PDX today! 

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