GIN


South Sister Gin is an exceptionally smooth gin born of a London Dry Gin base.

Negroni

Some say this bitter favorite is “Italy in a glass”. Mostly served on the rocks or straight up.

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. Campari

1 oz. South Sister Gin

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

GARNISH

Orange half-wheel

HOW TO PREPARE

Stir and serve on the Rocks

Buck Norris

The Buck Norris is formally known as a Tom Collins, which is a classic summer drink, built over ice and served in a tall, slender glass, often called a Collins glass. It’s gin-based, sweet and bubbly. Buck Norris was a famously known 10-year-old Buck that lived around the residential area of Bend and parts of Central Oregon.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup*

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Soda Water

GARNISH

Orange slice and maraschino cherry.

HOW TO PREPARE

Shake Gin, Simple Syrup and Lemon Juice over ice. Fill Collins glass with ice and strain drink into glass. Top with soda water and gently stir. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

*Note about Simple Syrup. Simple syrup can be purchased, but it’s easy to make yourself. Heat a cup of water almost to boil and add a cup of sugar, stirring until completely dissolved. Let cool and add to a container for storage. Should be kept in refrigerator.

Citrus Spice

The South Sister Citrus Spice is a fall classic craft-cocktail that we stumbled upon by mixing some our favorite ingredients. We were enjoying gin with citrus fruits and having a spicy seafood dish that also had fennel mixed in the salad that gave it a nice sweet flavor. So we decided to incorporate all of these fine tastes…besides the seafood in the cocktail itself!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin

Juice of 1/2  an Orange

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

Spiced Apple Cider

Splash of Soda Water

Meddled Fennel

GARNISH

Orange Peel or Lemon Peel.

HOW TO PREPARE

Meddle fennel and place in glass over ice. Shake Gin, orange juice and lemon juice over ice. Fill glass with ice and strain drink into glass. Top with Spiced Apple Cider and a splash of soda water and then gently stir. Garnish with orange peel or lemon peel.

The PBP Martini Ideal

Alright friends, we’re all about supporting local. So why not have a fabulous martini made with craft Oregon bitters? If you haven’t heard the about the Portland Bitters Project, you need to catch up and make a perfect martini with these specialty bitters!

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. South Sister Gin

2 oz. Dry Vermouth

1 dash of Portland Bitters Project – Aromatic Bitters

Lemon twist, thin

GARNISH

Green Olive (Recommended: Sisters Olive & Nut Co. Lemon Peel Stuffed Olives)

OR an actual Lemon Peel

HOW TO PREPARE

Pour the first three ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir to chill thoroughly. Strain into a classic V martini glass, express lemon twist and garnish.  The Lemon Peel stuffed olives by Sisters Olive & Nut Co. also are perfect for a garnish.

*Notes on stirring or shaking: Traditionally, the drink is stirred. Some people believe shaking causes tiny bubbles which don’t allow for the drink to fully hit the tongue, making it unable to cleanse the palate fully between courses of food.

The Martini

Last, but not least, we have the Martini. That sexy glass, clear liquor, green olive with red pimento. It’s the most argued about cocktail in the history of drinking. Stir or shake? Vermouth or none?

INGREDIENTS

4 Parts South Sister Gin

1 Part Dry Vermouth (sometimes called French or white vermouth)

GARNISH

Green Olive

HOW TO PREPARE

Pour all ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir well.

Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel over the drink, discard. Garnish with one green olive.

VARIATIONS

Vodka Martini  –  Use vodka in place of gin, garnish with lemon twist

Churchill  –  A Martini with no vermouth. Basically cold gin in a glass. Legend has it Churchill would “look in the direction of France” and that would be plenty of vermouth.

Roosevelt  –   Two olives instead of one. Even number of olives is considered bad luck by some.

Dirty Martini  –   Add olive brine to taste.

Burnt Martini  –  Uses scotch instead of vermouth.

Buckeye  –  Martini with a black olive.

Gibson  –  Martini with an onion instead of an olive.

Vesper Martini  –   Also called a 007, James Bond’s martini. 3 parts Gin, 1 part Vodka, 1/2 part Lillet, lemon twist, shaken, not stirred.

*Notes on stirring or shaking: Traditionally, the drink is stirred. Some people believe shaking causes tiny bubbles which don’t allow for the drink to fully hit the tongue, making it unable to cleanse the palate fully between courses of food.

Lost Love

Love can be sweet, love can be sour, love can be bitter, and love can be enjoyed–especially in cocktail form!

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 oz. South Sister Gin

3/4 oz. Amaro Meletti

2 dashes of Portland Bitters Project – Cacao Bitters

Fancy Cherry

GARNISH

Fancy Cherry

HOW TO PREPARE

Pour the first three ingredients into mixing glass over ice and stir thoroughly. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and sink the fancy cherry in.

*Notes on stirring or shaking: Traditionally, the drink is stirred. Some people believe shaking causes tiny bubbles which don’t allow for the drink to fully hit the tongue, making it unable to cleanse the palate fully between courses of food.

1975

A well crafted gin like South Sister Gin is meant to be enjoyed in a pure form to truly embody it’s flavor.  But for those of us who need a little extra something to zest it up, we have the 1975 created by the Portland Bitters Project  just for you!

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. South Sister Gin

3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Honey Simple Syrup

8 drops of Portland Bitters Project – Woodland Bitters

6 oz. Cava

Lemon Twist, thin

GARNISH

Lemon Twist, Thin

HOW TO PREPARE

Shake first four ingredients just to combine and cool. Strain into a glass, top with Cava and express with a lemon twist.

VODKA


Our North Sister Vodka is an exceptionally smooth vodka suitable for consumption the traditional way, straight up in a small tumbler.

Cooling Vodka


While vodka on the rocks is perfectly acceptable, we suggest putting the bottle directly in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Don’t worry, the bottle won’t freeze and this will bring the vodka to just above freezing (-16.5o F), the perfect sipping temperature.

Moscow Mule

Let’s put it this way…it’s got a bite. And a kick. Thanks to the ginger.

Lime adds a citrusy touch for a taste that teases your taste buds all night long. You’ll keep coming back for more.

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. North Sister Vodka

3 oz. Ginger Beer (for the spicy kick)

Juice of 1/2 Lime

GARNISH

Lime Wheel

HOW TO PREPARE

Add all the ingredients to a Moscow Mule mug or highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Vodka Martini

Back to basics with a classic Vodka Martini made with North Sister Vodka!

We LOVE to use the fabulous local products from our next-door-neighbors in downtown Sisters, which is the Sisters Olive & Nut Co. 

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. North Sister Vodka

Splash of Dry Vermouth

Olive Juice (as needed)

2 or 3 Happy Hour Olives from Sisters Olive & Nut Co. (Or olives of your choosing)

GARNISH

2 or 3 Olives

HOW TO PREPARE

Swirl a splash of dry vermouth in your martini glass, and pour vermouth into shaker that is filled with ice. Add North Sister Vodka and Olive juice to your liking and shake. Pour contents into martini glass through the strainer, and add olives!

The PBP Vodka Martini

Love vodka? Love Oregon? Support local companies to make the perfect craft martini! It’s hard to go wrong with a craft vodka martini, especially when you have great vodka, olives and bitters. We recommend using local products from our next-door-neighbors in downtown Sisters, which is the Sisters Olive & Nut Co. and the specialty bitters from The Portland Bitters Project! Cheers.

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. North Sister Vodka

Splash of Dry Vermouth

1 drop of The Portland Bitters Project – Aromatic

Olive Juice (as needed)

2 or 3 Happy Hour Olives from Sisters Olive & Nut Co. (Or olives of your choosing)

GARNISH

2 or 3 Olives

HOW TO PREPARE

Swirl a splash of dry vermouth in your martini glass, and pour vermouth into shaker that is filled with ice. Add North Sister Vodka, The Portland Bitters Project-Aromatic and Olive juice to your liking and shake. Pour contents into martini glass through the strainer, and add olives!

Lemon Drop

A sassy lemon flavored cocktail!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. North Sister Vodka

1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur

Juice of a Lemon

Lemon Peel

Super Fine Sugar (Colored sugar for extra decoration!)

GARNISH

Lemon Peel

HOW TO PREPARE

Run a lemon wedge around the rim of the martini glass and dip in a plate or small bowl filled with the super fine sugar to coat the rim of the glass. Pour North Sister Vodka, Orange Liqueur, and lemon juice into shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and drain into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and enjoy!

Bloody Mary

It’s never too early (or too late!) for a Bloody Mary!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. North Sister Vodka

3 oz. Tomato Juice (Spicy) or 6oz. depending on drink size

Juice of a Lime

1/2 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

3 Drops of Flavored Tabasco Sauce

Salt & Pepper

Olives, Pickles, Bacon etc. (Go Crazy!)

We recommend Double Stuffed Olives from Sisters Olive & Nut Co.

GARNISH

Olives, Pickles, Bacon…Whatever you would like!

HOW TO PREPARE

Fill glass with ice, crush pepper and salt to liking. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and lime juice. Pour in North Sister Vodka and tomato juice, and stir. Add garnish as you wish!

*Lite Spice:  Regular Tabasco 

Sweet Spice: Sweet & Spicy Tabasco

BBQ Spice: Buffalo Style Tabasco

Smokey Spice: Chipotle Tabasco and Garlic Pepper Tabasco

HOT Spice: Habanero Tabasco and Chipotle Spice

Proper Mule

This isn’t just your average mule! It is a Proper Mule, meaning added flavor and extra class!

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. North Sister Vodka

Juice of a 1/2 Lime

4 to 6 oz. of Ginger Beer

2 Dashes of Portland Bitters Project – Woodland Bitters

Collins Glass

GARNISH

Lime Wedge

HOW TO PREPARE

Squeeze lime juice into a Collins glass (or Moscow Mule mug) and drop in the 2 dashes of PBP – Woodland Bitters. Add 2 or 3 large ice cubes, then pour in North Sister Vodka and fill with chilled ginger beer. Then enjoy you class act!

Sisters Olive & Nut Co. Perfect Dirty Martini

The Perfect Dirty Martini is impossible to screw up, as long as you follow our directions…. 😉

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 oz. North Sister Vodka

1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth

1/2 oz. of Sisters Olive & Nut Co. Dirty Martini Mix

Chilled Martini Glass

GARNISH

Sisters Olive & Nut Co. Olives – truly up to you, but our favorites are their Blue Cheese Stuffed, Feta Cheese Stuffed, Garlic Stuffed, or Happy Hour Olives.

HOW TO PREPARE

The proper way to make this martini is to stir it and not shake it, to prevent dilution. Carefully add the first three ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, and stir thoroughly (about 30 seconds). Strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with olives and enjoy!

BOURBON


As American as a saloon in the old west, ours is a bold sipping bourbon.

Old Fashioned

Beginning with a classic that’s having a comeback, start out your night with an Old West Old Fashioned.

INGREDIENTS

2 Maraschino Cherries

1 Orange (make two orange wheels)

4 Dashes Bitters (We love Portland Bitters Project Cacao Dark Bitters)

2 oz. Broken Top Bourbon

1 Tsp. Sugar

1 Splash Soda Water

GARNISH

1 Fresh Orange Wheel

1 Maraschino Cherry

HOW TO PREPARE

In a highball glass muddle sugar, cherry, orange wheel, bitters, and finish with a splash of soda water. Remove muddled orange wheel, and add ice. Pour in Broken Top Bourbon and garnish with a fresh orange wheel and cherry. Enjoy!

Grumpy Old Man

Whether you’re a Grumpy Old Man or not, you’ll love this simple cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer (If you like a little more spice)

1 Lime

2 oz. Broken Top Bourbon

GARNISH

Grumpy Old Men don’t care about garnishes!

HOW TO PREPARE

Add ice to a highball glass. Pour in Broken Top Bourbon, and squeeze 1 ounce of fresh lime juice over the top and serve. 

Manhattan

Whether it’s served up or on the rocks you’re a true class act when you order this cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

1 Maraschino Cherry

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

2 1/2 oz. Broken Top Bourbon

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

HOW TO PREPARE

On The Rocks – Fill a highball glass with ice. Add bitters, sweet vermouth, and Broken Top Bourbon. Take the cherry and crush it along the sides with stirring spoon. Stir and serve.

Served Up – In a tall mixing glass add ice. Pour in bitters, sweet vermouth, and Broken Top Bourbon. Stir for about 20 seconds, and then pour with a strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and enjoy!