Recipes

Recipes

Since 1768 we’ve been making world-class whiskey and mixing it to make some equally amazing cocktail recipes. Here are just a few of the favorites that we would like to share so you can make at home.

Pineapple Upside-down Cake
Recipe donated by Jordan Keiper, The Tavern in Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC

1.5 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
2.5 oz pineapple juice
1 oz Dark Agave
1/2 oz cream of coconut
1/2 oz lime juice
Splash of Pomegranate Juice

Shake Old Nick, pineapple juice, agave, cream of coconut, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with toasted coconut. Add a splash of pomegranate juice.

Nick’s Old Fashioned
2 oz ONW Carolina Bourbon
1 oz Demerara Simple Syrup
1 oz lemon juice
2- dashes of Angostura bitters
2 bing or maraschino cherries (one for garnish)
2 thin strips of orange peel (approx 3 inches long)

Muddle 1 cherry and 1 strip of orange peel in a mixing glass.  Add a scoop of crushed ice, ONW Carolina Bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, and bitters.  Stir with a bar spoon to allow ice to begin melting.  Strain over a rocks glass with a large cube of ice.  Garnish with cherry and orange peel.

Blueberry Mint Julep
*donated by Kellee Lehman @ Hattie B’s, Clemmons, NC
1.25 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
3-5 mint leaves
1-1.5oz blueberry puree (we use Real brand)
½ oz simple syrup
50/50 Lemon lime soda and club soda
In a 16oz glass, muddle mint leaves in simple syrup and Blueberry Puree.  Add ONW Carolina Whiskey and crushed ice.  Top off with 50/50 blend of Lemon lime soda and club soda and stir well.

Whiskeyrita
1 1/2 ounces ONW Carolina Whiskey
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce (i.e. a splash) simple syrup
Lime wedge and/or salt, to garnish

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into ice-filled, salt rimmed glass. Garnish with lime.

*you can alter this by adding flavored purees or syrups.  You can also make this frozen.

Apple Ginger Refresher
*Donated by Kellee Lehman
1.25oz ONW Carolina Whiskey or Coattail Cinnamon Whiskey
1 oz 50/50 mix of Apple Puree and Ginger Puree (we use Real brand)
pinch of cinnamon
gingerale
Combine ON Carolina Whiskey, apple puree, ginger puree, and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  (if using Coattail Cinnamon Whiskey instead, omit the pinch of cinnamon).  Shake vigorously and pour in a 16oz glass filled with ice.  Top with gingerale.  Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and garnish with an apple wedge.

Tropical Bourbon Lemonade
*donated by Kellee Lehman
1.25 oz ONW Carolina Bourbon
1 oz 50/50 blend of mango and passion fruit puree (we use Real brand purees)
6-8 oz sour mix
Lemon Lime Soda
Combine ONW Carolina Bourbon, mango and passion fruit purees, and sour mix in an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Shake well.  Pour into a 16oz glass filled with ice.  Top off with lemon lime soda.

Southern Gentleman
1 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
1.25 oz buttershots
3 oz orange juice
Garnish with an orange slice and a whiskey infused cherry.*

 

*For whiskey infused cherries, soak candied cherries in ONW Carolina Whiskey for at least 24 hours.

Panther Creek
1 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
1 oz Blue Curacao
6 oz lemon-lime soda
Splash of fresh lime juice
Splash of orange juice
Sever over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and lime.

Nick’s Caramel Corn
1 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
1 oz Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur
2 oz half and half
Chill a martini glass. Rim with salt and drizzle caramel sauce in glass. Shake ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker and pour into prepared martini glass.

Pumpkin Pie Martini
1 oz Coattail Cinnamon Whiskey
1 oz Pumpkin Puree
3 oz milk (we prefer whole milk)

Shake vigorously in a shaker with ice and strain a chilled martini glass.  Sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg.

Pumpkin Pie Martini
1 oz Old Nick Williams Carolina Whiskey
1 oz Pumpkin Spice Monin
1/2 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz half and half
Shake vigorously in a shaker with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar.

Prohibition
1 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz Jamerican White rum
3/4 oz grenadine
2 oz pineapple juice
3 oz Orange Juice
Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a whiskey infused cherry.*

 

*For whiskey infused cherries, soak candied cherries in ONW Carolina Whiskey for at least 24 hours.

Southern Sunrise (Shot)
.25 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
.25 oz buttershots
.5 oz orange juice
Shave vigorously with ice.  Strain into a shot glass and pour candied cherry juice or grenadine on top.

Panther Nation
1 oz ONW Carolina Whiskey
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Lemonade

Pour all liquors in a short glass over ice and top with your favorite lemonade.