The Morning Glory

A light variation on a classic cocktail. Perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif..

1 oz Skagit Gold Rye Whiskey
1 oz Fremont Mischeif Urban Foraged Brandy
1 teaspoon orange curacao
1 teaspoon simple syrup
1 dash absinthe
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 to 2 ounces Club Soda

Garnish Lemon Twist

In mixing glass filled with ice, pour the whiskey, brandy curacao, simple and bitters. \

Stir well at least 30 seconds

Strain into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice

Top with club soda to taste

Twist a lemon peel over glass and drop in drink..

Spicy Whiskey GInger

Warm up this winter with a delicious and easy 3 ingredient cocktail. We love the fun syrups from our neighbors down south at Portland Syrups. They always use real ingredients, source things locally and make everything by hand, just like us!

2 oz Skagit Gold Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz Spicy Ginger Syrup from Portland Syrups
2 oz fresh squeezed orange (about the amount of juice in 1 medium sized orange)
Garnish with orange slice

Add ice and ingredients to shaker. Shake. Strain into glass full of fresh ice.  Garnish with an orange slice. 

Fremont’s Sleigh Rye

This cocktail is simple, festive, and a crowd pleaser! You will need:

2 oz Fremont Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey
2 oz cranberry juice (take it up a notch and make your own fresh Cranberry Juice!)
1 oz simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, cooked until mixture is completely liquid)
1 oz lemon juice
3 Dashes of Fee’s Old Fashioned Aromatic bitters
Egg white
Pinch of salt

Put all ingredients into a shaker (without ice first) and vigorously shake for 5 seconds
Add ice to shaker and shake for an additional 10 seconds. Strain into your favorite coupe or martini glass and garnish with a cranberry/thyme skewer. Sip, chill, and enjoy some Mischief!

Make your own Fresh Cranberry Juice!
Take 1 lb bag of cranberries, rinse them then place in sauce pan.
Add 2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Simmer for 10 minutes. 

Let cool
Smush the berries with a masher, or pop in the blender (make sure they have cooled first, blenders don’t like hot things)
Will last a week or two. If it is too thick, you can add more water. 

Plum Rumble

This cocktail is elegant and full of fall! Using two of our award winning spirits, it will warm you up from the inside out.

You will need:
1 oz. Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Brandy
0.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
0.5 oz. Honey Market Plum syrup
2 dashes old fashioned bitters
Garnish with orange peel

Honey market plum syrup:
One cup honey
One cup water
1/4 cup Market Spice tea (from the world famous Pike’s Place Market)
One plum sliced with pit

Combine honey and water in pot/sauce pan on medium heat and stir until combined. Add tea and plum to honey syrup, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes stirring often. Let cool enough to handle, then strain into bottle or separate cooling container. Let cool completely before using. 

Cocktail Recipe:

Put all ingredients except for orange peel, into a mixing glass, fill with ice, stir, and strain up into coupe or martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel and enjoy! we reccomend this one for your upcoming Holiday parties, or just relaxing by the fire. 

Tipsy Pumpkin Martini

Enjoy this delicious taste of fall. Make your own pumpkin syrup from fresh pie pumpkins, add a little Fremont Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey, lemon, egg white and fresh nutmeg. It is just like pumpkin pie in a glass!

1.5 ounces Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey
1 ounce Pumpkin Syrup
1/2 ounce lemon
1 egg white*
garnish with fresh grated nutmeg

Put egg white in shaker with 1 ice cube. For extra froth, if you have a strainer that has a spring on it, take it off your strainer and throw it in the shaker too, it makes extra frothy egg whites. You can separate eggs to get the egg white or buy pre-separated and pasteurized egg whites at your local grocery.

After the dry shake, add more ice and rest of the ingredients and give it a bit more shake. Strain into Martini glass. Top with fresh grated nutmeg. Enjoy!

Home Made Pumpkin Syrup:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
5 or 6 cinnamon sticks crushed up a bit
10 or so whole cloves
1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
1 cup pumpkin puree

Simmer for 15 minutes, then strain and enjoy! Will last in the fridge for a few weeks. Great for cocktails or to add to your coffee, yumm!!

If you want to make your own pumpkin puree from pie pumpkins it is super easy. Just cut open a pie pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and such. Then either cut the pumpkin in half and bake for 20 minutes at 375° or simmer in water for 15 minutes. Then scrape the soft meet off the peel and throw in a blender to make into a puree. The seeds can be rinsed, coated with a little olive oil and some spices ( I love a little curry powder and salt) and then roast them for 20 minutes at 475° or so, till dry, crisp and golden brown. A great snack!

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Brown Derby

Named for the famous Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, the Brown Derby is a reminder that using honey in a cocktail isn’t a new idea, and that grapefruit juice can be an excellent citrus alternative to lemon and lime. Making this simple classic with a delicious bold whiskey like the flagship Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey makes the perfect cocktail to sip on a sunny spring evening.

You will need:
2 oz. Fremont Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. honey syrup*
Grapefruit twist to garnish

*To make Honey Syrup combine 1 part honey with 1 part water in a sauce pan and warm it up on the stove, stir till combined. It will last in the fridge for a few weeks. Combine all the ingredients except the grapefruit twist in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe. Twist a piece of grapefruit zest over the drink and drop into the glass. Enjoy!

The Rye Team for the Job

This whiskey punch is an adaptation of a whiskey smash created for easy sipping AND easy refills! This recipe makes approximately 12 (good sized) cocktails and is perfect for game day.

You will need:
18 oz. Fremont Mischeif Straight Rye Whiskey
12 oz. cranberry sauce mix *see below*
12 oz. orange juice
36 dashes of aromatic bitters
24 – 30 oz. ginger beer ( based on how fizzy you want it) we like Cock and Bull
One lemon sliced into wheels

Cranberry Sauce mix
One can of cranberry sauce (I used the sauce with whole cranberries)
one cup Cranberry juice

In a pot, heat entire can of cranberry sauce and cranberry juice on low until warm and blended (about 10 minutes). Let cool and for 20 – 30 minutes.

Cocktail Recipe
Add rye whiskey, cranberry sauce mix, orange juice, and bitters to a pitcher or large punch bowl and stir until consistent, add ginger beer and lemon wheels then stir gently and you’re ready to go. Pour over ice and enjoy!

And just incase you want the individual cocktail version…
1.5 oz. Fremont Mischief Straight Rye Whiskey
1 oz. cranberry sauce mix
1 oz. orange juice
3 dahses aromatic bitters
2 oz. ginger beer
lemon for garnish

GoldenRye Martini

This delicate, crisp and complex cocktail kissed with vanilla will surely impress your sweetheart. Fresh vanilla bean adds a delightful flavor compared to the traditional vanilla extract used in baking.  Combined with the bite of rye whiskey and grapefruit peel makes for a lovely refreshing martini.

Preparing this cocktail will need a few hours advance planning, but once you make the infusion, the basic cocktail is super quick and easy to make.


2 ounces infused Whiskey (recipe below)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

Add ice, whiskey, juice and simple to mixing glass. Stir until chilled, strain into martini glasses, garnish with grapefruit rind curl.

Whiskey Infusion

16 ounces (2 cups) Fremont Mischief Skagit Gold Straight Rye Whiskey
4-5 inches of the rind of a grapefruit
1 long vanilla bean (split open)


Rinse the grapefruit, then use a peeler to peal long slivers of the whole grapefruit rind, you don’t want much of the pith, just the rind. You can save the rest of the grapefruit to use for juice in the cocktail.

Take a vanilla bean and carefully slice down the middle longwise, opening up the center to expose and loosen all the delicious little tiny black flecks.

Place the rind, vanilla bean in a jar with the Rye Whiskey, cover and let sit for about 3-4 hours.

When ready, strain the whiskey to remove the rind and vanilla bean. There will be small black flecks from the vanilla in the rye. Save the grapefruit rind as garnish for the cocktail.

Makes enough infused whiskey for about 8 cocktails.


Whiskey Pom Pom

Whiskey Cocktail Recipe:

Learn how to make a Whiskey Pom Pom with our in-house Mix Master, Emily. This cocktail is so delicious and easy, it just might become your new favorite. That’s what happened to us, and now we can’t get enough!

2 oz. Skagit Gold Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Lemon for Garnish

Combine all ingredients into your shaker or mixing glass, add ice and shake or stir. Strain into a coupe glass, or large tumbler (with a big cube), and garnish with a lemon wheel. Thats it; so simple!

We hope you enjoy this one as much as we do!


Peacemakers Punch

Help make a little peace at your next family gathering with this delicious Peacemakers Punch! Easy to make and will definitely help keep the peace between your friends and relatives who don’t always see eye to eye. John Jacob Rye Whiskey pairs nicely with Spiced Honey Syrup, fresh orange and grapefruit juice, old fashioned bitters and a little bubbly! Garnish with festive floating cranberries and slices of oranges.

1/2 bottle John Jacob Rye Whiskey (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit  juice

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
(the juice from the 1 grapefruit and 2 oranges you zested for the honey syrup are the perfect amount!)

1/2 cup Spiced Honey Syrup

15 dashes Fee’s Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters

1 bottle sparkling wine, Prosseco or Brut Champagne

Garnish with fresh cranberries and orange slices.

Spiced Honey Syrup

You can make this ahead of time, it will keep in the fridge for a few days.

Zest from 2 whole oranges and 1 grapefruit (Rinse the fruit first, then using a fine grater, zest as much of you can of the peel, avoid the white pith)

1 tablespoon whole cloves

1 cup honey

1/2 cup water

Put all in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool and strain.

Want to make it a single? No problem here is the single cocktail recipe.


1 1/2 ounces John Jacob Rye Whiskey

1/2 ounce fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1/2 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice

1/2 ounce spiced honey syrup

2 dashes Fee’s Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters

3 ounces Sparkling Wine, Prosecco or Brut

Serve on ice, garnish with fresh cranberries.

Autumn Warmer

Mulled Cider and John Jacob get along just fine! A super easy recipe to have ready to go when guests come over to watch a game, or before a dinner party.

Grab your crock pot and warm up some fresh Apple Cider, add some orange slices and mulling spices. You can find mulling spices in premixed packages, or you can make your own.

To serve, ladle about 3 ounces mulled cider into mug, add 1 ounce John Jacob Straight Rye Whiskey, garnish with a cinnamon stick or some orange peel (or both!) and enjoy the warmth!

Home-Made Mulling Spices:
5 cinnamon sticks
1/2 an orange sliced up
1 tablespoon whole cloves in a little meshed bag

Added bonus, it will make your whole house smell great!

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