Monday, November 2, 2009

Work, Work, and more Work!

Now that an exhaustive two weeks are over I can devote my free time back to the Jerry Thomas Project (there the Broker's bitters have currently been brewing for two weeks and should be ready very very soon). I also got a bag of gum arabic - so I can make some true gomme syrup. I overhauled the cocktail list for fall - still want to do a couple of tweaks such as add a deconstruced hot toddy but for the most part I feel this is the best cocktail list I've done yet (although I always feel that way when I put the new one out). I wasn't going to do a pumpkin martini as I felt it was a bit cliche this time of year, but I got so many requests that I relented and man am I glad I did. It came out absolutely delicious and really tastes just like a pumpkin pie.

Bend Blacksmith Cocktail List November 2009

Vulcan (The Blacksmith God) 8
This drink takes the Blacksmith Idea of New Ranch Cuisine and Spins it into a Cocktail - Maple-Infused Vodka, Ancho Chile, With a Hint of Lime and Epazote
Absinthe - it’s legal after 90 years
Le Tourment Vert - French Absinthe with rich sweet botanicals 12
Kübler- from the Swiss Alps with floral and herbal aromatics 14
Lucid – French with grassy notes with a slight numbing sensation 14
Please try a half pour of each for 18

Guava Mojito 7
Guava Rum, Guava Purée, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lime, and Soda Water
Cucumber Mojito 7
Cucumber Purée, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lime, and Soda Water
El Scorcho 8
Habañero-Infused Vodka, Pineapple, Ginger Syrup, Lime, & Siracha with an Jalapeño Foam- This drink is ÜBER HOT!
Cured Mary 9
Bacon-Infused Vodka, Housemade Bloody, with a Bacon Bit Rim
Hick Coke 7
Hickory-Infused Bourbon and Smoked Coke
Save the Pacific Lamprey – He Needs Your Love Too!! 10
Hypnotic, Citros Vodka, Pineapple, and Fresh-Squeezed Citrus
Sum Yung Gi (Red Curry) 8
Coconut Rum, Mazama Pepper Vodka, Fresh Lime, and Ginger Syrup
Tamarind Margarita 8
Tequila, Tamarind, Orange Liqueur, and Fresh Squeezed Lime
Gin & Q's Tonic 7
Gin with Handcrafted Tonic Water Containing Rich Citrus and Botanicals
Floral Fusion 8
Hibiscus-Infused Vodka, Crème de Violet, & Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit
Zwack Attack Sidecar 8
Zwack Herbal Liqueur, Orange Liqueur, with Fresh Lemon and Lime
Hot Pink 10
X-Rated Liqueur, Mazama Pepper Vodka, and Fresh Lemon and Lime
Sour Patch 8
Lemon Vodka, St. Germain, and Fresh Citrus with a Super Sour Rim
Bubble Trouble 8
Lime Bubblegum Vodka with Lime Cordial & Apple Schnapps Shaken Frothy
Manhattan Flight 9
Three Baby Manhattans w/ Dolin Rouge and 3 Types of Housemade Bitters
Butterscotch Manhattan 8
A healthy pour of bourbon with our housemade butterscotch
Hard Dog Fizz 8
Gin, Juniper Cream, Orange Juice, Egg Whites, and Fresh Lime
Snik Khers Martini 9
Super Decadent Chocolate Martini w/ a Caramel Peanut Chocolate Rim
Pumpkin Partiality 8
An Absolutely Delicious Pumpkin Cocktail that Rivals Your Mama’s Thanksgiving Pie
Chai Tini 9
Voyant Chai Liqueur, Vanilla Cream, & Cinnamon Syrup

And then for Happy Hour I've been doing a lot of classic cocktails - a fun way to bring some of them back into fashion.

Fizzy Lizzy
Blueberry vodka, blueberry mint purée, fresh squeezed lime, and soda water
Gin Jin
Gin, juniper mint syrup, and fresh lime
Brandy Bop
Brandy with Peychaud’s bitters, ginger syrup, & lemon
Bloody Mary
From-scratch bloody mary with Keea's famous pickle
Grapefruit Go Go
Vodka, orange liqueur, grapefruit juice, & fresh lime

Rum Runner
Dark rum with banana and blackberry liqueurs, oj, and pineapple
Whisky Daisy
Bourbon, orgeat syrup (made from almonds) and fresh lemon
Peach Perfect
Vodka, peach puree, mint syrup, and fresh lime
Bubble Gum Lemondrop
Bubblegum-infused vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon & simple syrup
Agave Bliss
Tequila, grapefruit juice, fresh-squeezed lime
Sloe Gin Fizz
Sloe gin, gin, fresh-squeezed lemon, and soda water
Singapore Sling
Cherry brandy, gin, Angostura bitters, and fresh lime
Cherry Yum Yum
Vanilla vodka, fresh lemon, and cherry juice


  1. Found your blog after a delicious dinner at the Blacksmith over the weekend. I was googling for a recipe for the awesome pumpkin partiality :) I loved it. My husband had a Vulcan that I also thought was amazing and he described it as "the best cocktail ever."

    Kudos for two incredible drinks (and a wonderful meal!).

  2. Thank you so much. If you are in town, you should come to my class at Ginger's Kitchenware. I am going to teach everyone how to make a bunch of cool cocktails and how to use a lot of common bar tools and how to use some common kitchen equipment to make drinks. Please call Ginger's Kitchen to reserve a space.

    November 17, 6 p.m.
    Ginger's Kitchen
    1052 Newport
    Bend, OR 97701