Bittersweet Recipes

At imbue we think you should drink what you want, the way you want and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Here is a collection of recipes that we like, many created by Neil or his friends. Some of our favorites were created by people at home just playing. The great thing about imbue is that it pretty much tastes good in any mix. Think of these recipes as starting off points. Do what you like, and feel free to substitute whatever you have. What’s the worst that could happen?

Boozy Cocktails
These little devils are the ones that taste a little too good, and go down a little too easy.

Please Drink responsibly.

Snowbird
1.5 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
.5 oz Apple Brandy
.5 oz Clover Honey Syrup (1:1)
2 oz Ginger Beer
Serve over ice with a squeeze of lime

Robert Lewis Stevenson
1.5 oz Scotch
.75 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
.5 oz Benedictine
1 tsp. Apricot Brandy
Stir and serve up with lemon twist

Inverted Martini
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1 oz Gin or Vodka

The Golden Spike
1 oz Scotch
1 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1 oz Drambuie
Stir and serve up with a twist

The Imbue-tiful
1 oz Cognac
1 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
.75 oz Grand Marnier
Stir and serve up with an Orange Twist

Hot Fuzz
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1.5 oz Extra Spicy Ginger Beer
1 oz peach nectar

1 oz soda
Mint Sprig

The French Connection
1.5 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1 oz Cognac
.5 oz Combier
Stir and serve up with and Orange Twist

Earth and Vine
1.25oz Cognac
.75oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
.25oz M.P. Roux
1 dash Peychauds Bitters
Created by Brian Gilberts at the Teardrop Lounge

Satin Road
1.25oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1oz Rye Whiskey
.5 oz Benedictine
2 dashes orange bitters
Created by Neil Kopplin

Autumn Breeze
2oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
2oz soda
.5 oz Apricot Brandy or Apricot Liqueur
Add ice and Garnish with Dried Apricot and Mint Sprig
Created by Andrew Bolk of Clyde Common

Vaughn Vespa
1.5 oz Medoyeff Vodka
1.5 oz Aviation Gin
.75 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
Shaken…not stirred and served up with a lemon twist
Created by Neil Kopplin

This is an all-Oregon version of the “Vesper Cocktail”, also known as the “James Bond Cocktail”. In order for Bond to maintain spy status and not give away his origin in social settings, he would order a martini featuring spirits from 3 different regions: Vodka – Russia, Gin – England, and Lillet Blanc – France. Luckily for us we want people to know our origins.

New Pal
1 oz Aperol
1oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth

1oz Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
Stir and serve with a lemon twist

Light Cocktails
These are the cocktails to make on Sunday when the liquor store is closed. These drinks were created with the spirit (pun intended) of innovation in mind. Each recipe blends tonic, soda or juice for the perfect light indulgence.

Bittersweet and Tonic
3 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1.5 oz Bitter lemon Soda
Twist of Orange

Raratonga Spritz
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
3 oz Papaya Nectar
1 oz Tonic

Guilt and Sage
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
2 oz Cherry Soda
1 Sage leaf
2 teaspoons Amaretto

Mama’s Little Helper
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
4 oz Tangerine Soda
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Lemon Zest

Summertime
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
1 oz Guava Nectar
3 oz lemon lime soda
Squeeze 1 lemon
Squeeze 1 lime

Jamaican Vacation
1 oz orange juice
2 oz imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
3 oz Ginger Beer
1 oz soda