Deep Roots Recipes
These drinks were created to show you our favourite way to enjoy Deep Roots Distillery products. Please feel free to use these recipes and alter them according to your tastes. Always remember to have fun experimenting with different flavours and drink responsibly.
1.5 ounces Island Tide
3-4 oz Ginger Beer
Juice from ½ of a lime
Slice of lime for garnish
It is generally believed that this cocktail originated in New York in the 1940s. With a surplus of vodka and ginger beer, a creative bartender combined these together with some lime juice and ice and served it in a copper mug. Our Island Tide in place of the vodka gives the mule a little extra kick.
Any highball glass can be used, but traditionally copper mugs are used (copper on the outside and stainless steel on the inside). Although the drink will not be any colder in a copper mug, it will definitely seem colder mainly because copper is an excellent conductor.
Combine Tide, Ginger Beer and lime juice in a copper mug, top up with ice and give it a single swirl with a spoon then garnish with a slice of lime.
Variations: there are many variations on this cocktail and you are limited only by your imagination. Some people use (a good quality) ginger ale instead of ginger beer. A good lime juice can also be a substitute for the fresh squeezed lime (use about ½ oz). You can also add a sprig of fresh mint as an extra garnish.
1 oz Deep Roots Maple Liqueur
1 oz Irish Cream
1 oz. whole milk (or cream if you need the extra calories)
Cocoa powder and chocolate shavings
Granulated maple sugar
Rim a martini glass with granulated maple sugar. Combine Maple Liqueur, Irish Cream, whole milk, and a handful of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 10 seconds giving your biceps some extra work. Strain into your prepared martini glass and garnish with cocoa powder and some chocolate shavings.
1 oz. Deep Roots Island Tide
1 heaping teaspoon superfine sugar
1 oz. lime juice (fresh is best!)
Sprig of fresh PEI mint leaves
A couple fresh cranberries
A few dashes of cranberry juice
A few dashes of sparkling water
Add Island Tide, sugar and mint leaves (keeping 2 or 3 leaves aside for garnish) to a highball glass and muddle. I guess I have to get out more…I had to ask what muddle means; “to mix up in a confused or bungling manner”. Well, that one I can handle. But apparently in the kitchen it means “When mixing cocktails, herbs and/or fruit are often mashed or ground — muddled — with sugar in the bottom of a glass before adding the liquid ingredients to intensify their flavors. You can muddle with a spoon or a pestle-like tool called a muddler.”
Add the cranberry juice and lime juice then fill the glass with crushed ice. Top up with sparkling water and stir. Garnish with cranberries on a swizzle stick and some mint leaves. Enjoy with your friends and muddle your way through a conversation on how to determine the sex of a day old chicken.
Summer on the Patio
1 oz. Deep Roots Camerise Liqueur
1 oz. Cranberry juice
2 oz. club soda
Combine Camerise, cranberry juice, and several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake it good! Strain into an old fashioned glass and add the club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge. Take it out to your favourite chair on the deck and enjoy the PEI summer.