Belle Isle Premium Moonshine

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Day 4: Juniper Orange Infusion

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By Will Witherow

Copperwood Tavern / Arlington, Virginia

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Juniper Orange Infusion

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle Belle Isle Premium Moonshine
  • 10 grams juniper
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 7 grams orange zest
  • 5 grams lemon zest
  • 4 grams lemon peel
  • 4 grams orange peel
  • 10 grams coriander
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in Belle Isle Premium Moonshine. Store for 3 days, shake daily. Strain.


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Cocktail: Winter Cardinal

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Belle Isle Juniper Orange Infusion
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1.5oz Cranberry Shrub (recipe below)
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in shaker, add ice and shake. Fine strain into Martini glass. Garnish with Star Anise

Cranberry Shrub Recipe

  • 12 oz Cranberries
  • 3 oz Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/8 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 cups water

Bring to a simmer and stir often. Reduce heat and cook 5 minutes longer until all cranberries pop. Cool, strain, and bottle.

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About Will: I was born and raised in rural Michigan. Made my way to Copperwood Tavern in Arlington by way of Pittsburgh. I'm honored to be selected to make an Infusion for Belle Isle moonshine. Let's go RedWings!

Photography by Jonathan Thorpe