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- November 6, 2018Wildman Wake-up Recipe Type: Cocktail Cuisine: Drink Author: Mill Town Distillery Serves: 8 oz. Warm up and wake up with this delicious blend of coffee and corn whiskey. Ingredients 1 oz. Wildman Corn whiskey 6 oz. coffee brewed to your liking maple syrup to taste Instructions Brew your favorite coffee, add the Wildman and maple syrup to taste. Serving size: 1 3.5.3251 Like this:Like Loading...... Read more...
- November 6, 2018Fruity Rudy Recipe Type: Cocktail Cuisine: Drink Author: Mill Town Distillery Prep time: 2 mins Total time: 2 mins Serves: 1 This fun cocktail features Bombshell Sweets gourmet watermelon cotton candy. It’s fruity, delicious and sure to be a favorite. Ingredients 1 ½ oz blue curacao 1 oz vodka Squeeze of lime What-a-melon Cotton Candy Instructions Mix blue curacao with vodka, top with a squeeze of lime. Garnish glass with cotton candy. When you drink this, take a sip and chase it with a piece of cotton candy. Explosion of flavor! Serving size: 3 oz. 3.5.3251 Like this:Like Loading...... Read more...
- November 6, 2018Mill Town Summer Solstice Recipe Type: Cocktail Cuisine: Drinks Author: Mill Town Distillery Prep time: 2 mins Total time: 2 mins Serves: 1 12 oz. drink This is the perfect summery cocktail with Mill Town Light Rum, pineapple juice, ginger ale and a honey drizzle. Ingredients 2 oz. Mill Town Light Rum 4 oz. pineapple juice 3 oz. ginger Ale ½ oz. Triple Sec 1 tsp. honey (or honey simple syrup, recipe below) Instructions Combine all except honey and pour over ice. We would recommend drizzling the honey last, over the ice, or making up a simple syrup with the honey if you prefer it to mix more thoroughly. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice. This is also delicious blended. Honey Simple syrup part honey part water Simmer together over low heat until the honey is thoroughly melted and blended. It will only take a few minutes. Allow to cool and pour into a storage container. Use with your favorite cocktails in place of sugar simple syrup, in smoothies, or over pancakes and desserts. Serving size: 1 3.5.3251 Like this:Like Loading...... Read more...
- November 4, 2018On a windy, cold day in June (yes, June and yes, I am WAAAYYYY behind), while I was busy channeling thoughts of warm hot toddies, roaring fires, and soul warming whiskey, I stumbled across an amazing little company called Bombshell Sweets. Normally I don’t get too excited about candy unless it involves dark chocolate and nuts, but that is only because I had never encountered THIS kind of candy…Gourmet Cotton Candy. That’s right – pastel fluffs of spun sugar intensely flavored with everything from champagne to carmel apple, spicy cherry to chai spice! I met Bombshell Sweets owners, Jeff and Brandy, at the Taste of North Idaho event in Hayden. (This was a great event despite the weather and a wonderful way to try different and delicious food in our area.) And, as I said, I’m not a big candy fan, I don’t like cotton candy and normally would not have given their booth a second glance except for that Champagne flavor that caught my eye… and then the Margarita Madness…and the Cherry Bomb. Plus, they were giving out samples AND told me the Champagne had Pop Rocks in it (ahhhh! There’s a fun childhood memory!). And in typical me fashion, I thought what the hell? and tried it. It was amazing! It is so flavorful and juicy delicious. I was blown away at the intensity of the flavor. My mind went where it very nearly always goes – straight to cocktails – and I began thinking up fun ways to use this delicious cotton candy with our spirits. Time to get some friends together and experiment. I rounded up some mixers that I thought would compliment the flavors I brought home which were Carmel Apple, Cherry Lime-Ade, What-A-Melon, Melon Ball, Cha Cha Chai, Champagne, and Margarita Madness. I invited some friends with awe inspiring imaginations and kick-ass mixology skills (or, more accurately, people that will drink almost anything) and we got down to the business of mixing, critiquing and drinking! The end result is a menu of cocktails that are just as fun as they are delicious! Poppin Champagne Punch 1 oz Pineapple juice 1 oz Pend Oreille River Light Rum Champagne Champagne flavored Cotton Candy Mix Rum and juice, pour into a glass and top with champagne. Add a fluff of cotton candy to the top of the glass or skewer for garnish. It’s also fun to add the juice and rum to a glass, stuff the remainder of the glass with cotton candy, being careful not to let it touch the juice, and then pour the champagne over the top. It fizzes and melts in a deliciously satisfying spectacle. The Golden Cha Cha 1 ½ oz Pend Oreille River Gold Rum 4-6 oz of Ginger Ale Cha Cha Chai flavored Cotton Candy Combine the rum and ginger ale over ice, add a generous fluff of cotton candy. The Chai spices in the candy make this taste like spiced rum. Golden Apple Rum 1 oz Pend Oreille River Gold Rum ½ oz simple syrup Ginger ale Apple Caramel Cotton Candy Mix all but the cotton candy, which you can stuff into the glass or skewer and add as a garnish. Sparkling Melon Ball Splash of Barley Vodka Melon Ball Cotton Candy Pineapple garnish Pour Barley Vodka into a champagne flute, top with champagne and garnish with a skewered pineapple and fluff of cotton candy. Add vodka to a glass, stuff with cotton candy, pour champagne over for dramatic effect. Fruity Rudy 1 ½ oz blue curacao 1 oz vodka Squeeze of lime What-a-melon Cotton Candy Mix blue curacao with vodka, top with a squeeze of lime. Garnish glass with cotton candy. When you drink this, take a sip and chase it with a piece of cotton candy. Explosion of flavor! This was the overall favorite for the evening. Jeff and Brandy are fairly new to the confectionary business. Neither have backgrounds in the food industry, but they knew when they were onto something good. They started crafting their delicious sugary goodness early this year and have been experimenting with flavors ever since. Sometimes the flavors come from suggestions, sometimes from replicating another flavor, and sometimes the name comes first with a flavor to match later. Although you can’t purchase their cotton candy at retailers (yet), you can find Bombshell sweets at many vendor events in the area. Check out their Facebook page to find out where they will be popping up and see what new flavors they have in the works (pumpkin pie and s’mores anyone?). There are so many awesome combinations of spirits and cotton candy. The flavors of the candy are intense and lend themselves very nicely to the spirit’s flavors. I wouldn’t suggest making these ahead if you are pouring for a crowd. The dramatic effect of the cotton candy melting into the drink with the spirits poured over, is half the fun and a cool way to dazzle your guests. It’s also fun to dip the rim in corn syrup and then cotton candy. It makes for a sweet, hairy, fluffy cocktail glass. Have fun with these combinations and let me know what you try! Do you know a local company that crafts something amazing that compliments our spirits? Drop me a line and let me know! We are always looking for great ideas and partnerships in our community. Just fill out the form below or email me directly at Jessie@MillTownDistillery.com. We’d love to hear from you! Like this:Like Loading...... Read more...
- August 3, 2018It’s been a long time coming, but we are one step closer, one GIANT step closer, to opening our tasting room! August 2, we had our public hearing before the Bonner County Planning Commission and presented our case for a Conditional Use Permit that would allow us to open the distillery to the public, open a tasting room, a Mill Town liquor store, and hold events and tours. Like I said, this is a GIANT step forward in our journey and is something we have wanted to accomplish for the last several years. A lot of hard work lies ahead before we can announce our grand opening, but it’s work we are looking forward to starting. We’ll begin soon on remodeling part of the distillery for our tasting room and improving the grounds to be more user friendly. We’ll be doing a little fundraising, a little bit of asking for help, and a lot of planning with some plumbing and carpentry thrown in. We’ll end each day tired, but hopefully feeling accomplished. We know there will be set backs, but we’ll power through, just like always, in our work to bring this little dream to life. We envision a future for the distillery that will include more community connection with tours, classes and events for the farm and distillery. A future that allows us to bring people to the farm and share what we do and to help people connect with the land and the farmers that create some pretty amazing products. A future that supports local businesses, not only ours, but all those small businesses that make up our amazing community. We look forward to supporting other growers, producers, crafters, and artisans that help to make this area so uniquely diverse and beautiful. We see a future that brings more education and fun opportunities into our area. And most of all, we look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces at our door, and inviting you to share a little bit of our world. So keep checking back, follow us for updates, say hi and ask how it’s going when you see us. We look forward to sharing our story and the journey to opening day! Like this:Like Loading...... Read more...