Blackbeard’s Julep

A Cocktails come in all shapes and sizes and fit for any sort of occasion. Some days you really want the full on booziness of a double martini, while others call for a drink that you can have several of without ending up dancing on the table with a lampshade on your head. Blackbeard’s Julep is one of the latter. With the multilayered fruit flavors of citrus from Schilling’s Grapefruit Cider and Finnriver’s Black Currant Brandy Wine,the bright zing of mint and lime, and the savory hit of the salt rim, this cocktail will see you through a long Indian Summer evening in style.


Blackbeard’s Julep

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce Finnriver Black Currant Brandy Wine
  • 6 ounces Schilling Grapefruit Cider
  • Lime wedge, about 1/8th
  • salt

Run the lime around the rim of your glass, then dip it in the salt. Muddle the mint in the bottom of a shaker, add the Black Currant Brandy Wine and ice, then shake well. Strain into the glass, add the cider, then squeeze in the lime. Garnish with a bit of mint.

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  1. Hi Darlene! What a unique cocktail idea. I love the Schilling Cider House and was bummed I missed your event there, but it was lovely to meet you at Cider Summit Seattle yesterday! Keep up the great writing. Best wishes.

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