At 1350 Distilling, we pride ourselves with simple, yet delicious cocktails made from mostly local ingredients. Below we provide some of our current and past recipes for you to use, adapt to your liking in your own home bar or business. Many of these we sell "Cocktail Kits" for you to purchase. In each kit we provide our recipe, a bottle of 1350 Distilling spirit and most of the essential ingredients for you to take home and make your own #1350spirit.

 
WINGMAN GIN COCKTAILS

 

AVIATOR MARTINI (Classic Prohibition Cocktail)

A delicious and sophisticated gin martini. A little tartness and lavender sweetness are your co-pilots with this Wingman Gin favorite. 

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.5 oz Creme de Violet

0.5 fresh squeezed lemon juice

0.25 fresh squeezed lime juice

Shaken and strained into a chilled martini glass

Garnish with a lemon twist

CO-PILOT LAVENDER MARTINI 

A delicious and sophisticated gin martini. The sidekick to the Aviator, who is taking the day off today. A little tartness and lavender sweetness will be your co-pilots in today's Wingman Gin martini special.

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.5 oz Creme de Lavender

0.5 fresh squeezed lemon juice

0.25 fresh squeezed lime juice

Shaken and strained into a chilled martini glass

Garnish with a lemon twist

SALTY DOGFIGHT (Salty Dog) 

A refreshing summertime cocktail good for anytime of the day. A perfect aerial dance with grapefruit, syrup and the our "Colorado Dry" Wingman Gin. Topped with a pinch of salt to make your tastebuds fight for more.

2 oz Wingman Gin

3 oz Freshies Paloma Grapefruit Mix

Salted rim or coarse salt ground as topping

Shaken and strained over ice in a tumbler glass

 

WINGLET (Gimlet)

The true character of a great tasting gin is how it pairs with it's wingman, the lime. Our Wingman Gin and limes are made for each other in this classic gimlet cocktail.

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.5 oz lime juice

0.5 oz simple syrup

Spanked mint garnish

Shaken and strained into chilled coupe glass

 

WINGMAN TONIC (Gin and Tonic, aka: GNT)

The one classic gin cocktail that most know and love and some dislike terribly. The pairing of a tonic syrup instead of tonic water with our Wingman Gin makes for an ideal combination of sweetness, juniper, and tonic. Definitely NOT the GNT of old.

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.5 oz tonic syrup 

2 oz soda water

Lime garnish

Stirred in highball glass

 

NORTHCOM GNT

The red of the Canadian, Mexican, and American flags is present in our adaptation of the classic gin and tonic cocktail. We mix a pomegranate hibiscus fizzy green tea with our tonic syrup and Wingman Gin to make this all Colorado cocktail reign over all of North America.

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.5 oz tonic syrup

2 oz pomegranate hibiscus fizzy green tea

Lime garnished

Stirred in highball glass
 

KILLER BEES KNEES

Local honey along with our Colorado Dry Wingman Gin makes the sweetest cocktail any day of the year, but the summertime version tastes best with the sun setting over the Front Range horizon.

2 oz Wingman Gin

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.5 oz honey syrup

Garnish with a lemon twist

Shaken and strained into a chilled coupe glass with a sugar rim

 
BLUE JACKET RUM COCKTAILS

 

BRRRRRRRRRRT!! (Spicy Cherry Mojito) 

A rum cherry mojito with lime and a healthy dollop of Sriracha red chili sauce. Named for the sweet sound the A-10 Warthog's rotary cannon spits out before slapping on a spicy hot aftermath.

In shakerton with ice:

¼ teaspoon / 6 drops Sriracha​

1.75 oz Blue Jacket Rum

1.5 oz Cherry Mojito mix  

Shake and strain into highball glass with ice

Fill remainder of glass with seltzer

Lime wedge for garnish

THE BUBBLEGUMMER  

Pineapple-infused rum punch for those with an appreciation of juicy drinks of our adolescence. Cranberry lemonade and ginger beer give a finish with a slight "pop"!

Highball glass with ice

1.75 oz Pineapple Rum

1.5 oz Cranberry Lemonade 

Fill remainder with Ginger Beer

Stir and garnish with a Luxardo cherry

THE GITMO  (Rum and Coke) 

Blue Jacket Rum "Cuba Libre" using Colorado Cola and lime. A classic Caribbean cocktail with our Rocky Mountain twist.

Muddle Lime in highball glass

Add ice

1.75 oz Blue Jacket Rum 

Fill remainder with RMS CO Cola

Stir and garnish with lime wedge

THE ADMIRAL (Rum Old Fashioned) 

Blue Jacket Rum, mint simple syrup, aromatic and orange bitters, orange rind, and Luxardo cherry. A sophisticated drink for the big man of the sea. A 1350 favorite.

Place a single large ice cube in tumbler glass

5 drops aromatic bitters

3 drops orange bitters

0.5 oz simple syrup

2 oz Blue Jacket Rum

Stir and garnish with orange peel and Luxardo cherry

SHELLBACK DAQ  (Classic Daiquiri) 

Blue Jacket Rum, fresh squeezed lime juice, mint simple syrup, and egg whites to froth this classic daiquiri into a tart and sweet potion. Worthy enough for a trip across the world. 

Ice in shaker

1.75 oz Blue Jacket Rum

1 oz lime juice (approximately one lime)

0.3 oz mint simple syrup

0.3 oz egg whites

Shake and strain into chilled coupe glass

5 dashes cherry bitters

Lime wedge for garnish

KEEL HAULER (Mojito) 

The sweetness and smoothness of our Blue Jacket Rum with our own mojito-style mix will make you feel like you are on vacation on a cruise liner or a Caribbean beach. 

In highball glass:

Muddle 1 oz mint simple syrup with

3 lime wedges and
6-8 mint leaves 
Ice and 1.75 oz Rum

2 oz Blue Jacket Rum

1 0z RMS Lemon-Limeade

2 oz soda water

Stir in glass

Garnish with lime wedge and mint floater

KNEE KNOCKER (Dark and Stormy)

The traditional rum concoction is a bit darker than our Blue Jacket Rum, but the same molasses and ginger beer combination makes for a cocktail that could make you lose your step. Careful to watch where you are going with this classic.

Muddle lemon wedges in tumbler glass

Fill with ice

1.75 oz Blue Jacket Rum 

Fill remainder with Ginger Beer

Lime wedge for a garnish

GUARDIAN BOURBON COCKTAILS

 

THE PURPLE HEART 

A 1350 Distilling original. Guardian Bourbon and Pikes Peak Lemonade Co.'s blackberry lemonade. A much easier and cleaner whiskey smash (see The Lifeguard below)

Add ice to shakerton

2 oz Guardian Bourbon

1 oz Blackberry Lemonade

1 oz soda water

Shake and strain over ice in tumbler

THE BOURBON RAMBO 

A 1350 Distilling original. Guardian Bourbon and Pikes Peak Lemonade Co.'s Cranberry Bliss Lemonade. A Lynchburg Lemonade of sorts, but bloody red. "They drew first blood, not me!"

Ice in highball glass

2 oz Guardian Bourbon

2 oz Cranberry Bliss Lemonade

2 oz soda water

Stir in glass

THE LIFEGUARD (Whiskey Smash, A.K.A. The Crampus)

A classic "Whiskey Smash" using our Guardian Bourbon, raspberry jam, orange juice, and berated mint – "NO RUNNING!"

Ice in shaker 

½ tablespoon raspberry jam

1.75 oz orange juice

2 oz Guardian Bourbon

Shake and strain into tumbler with ice

(optional) 1.5 oz soda water

GARNISH: Spanked mint

OLD "GUARD" FASHIONED (Old Fashioned) 

Our Coasties take on the legendary cocktail with a grapefruit twist to compliment our three-year bourbon paired with the best–Luxardo cherry.

1 large ice cube in whiskey tumbler

5 drops aromatic bitters

3 drops orange bitters

0.25 oz mint simple syrup

2 oz Guardian Bourbon

Garnish with grapefruit peel and Luxardo cherry

SEA FOAM SOUR (Whiskey Sour) 

Guardian Bourbon whiskey sour with fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and egg whites to make a frothy wake of excellence. A 1350 favorite.

Ice in shaker

1.75 oz Guardian Bourbon

0.5 oz mint simple syrup

0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon

0.5 oz egg substitute

Shake and strain into iced coupe glass

5 drops cherry bitters

Garnish with lemon wedge 

AWOL MARTINI  

Our take on a Manhattan using our Guardian Bourbon, peach lemonade, muddled lemon and cherry bitters. We are not allowed to use vermouth unless we make our own, so we have gone a little crazy with this one.

In shakerton, muddle lemon

Add ice in shaker 

2 oz Guardian Bourbon

0.5 oz Peach Lemonade concentrate

2 dashes cherry bitters

Shake and strain into chilled martini glass 

Garnish with both a lemon peel twist and Luxardo cherry

 

THE CHANNEL MARKER (A.K.A. Lucky 13 or 3 Ships) 

Cinnamon-infused Guardian Bourbon, apple cider, and pomegranate liqueur guiding your ship back to dock for another. 

In shakerton, add ice

1.75 oz Five Alarm Fire Cinnamon Bourbon (coming soon)

1.5 oz apple cider

0.75 oz pomegranate liquor (or pomegranate juice)

Shake and strain into tumbler with ice

Orange wedge for garnish

 

SIKORSKY PIE 

A whiskey cube floating on a delicious bourbon sea of pie flavors. Peach and cinnamon-infused bourbon and nothing else needed. All coming to your rescue.

1 large ice cube in whiskey tumbler

1.5 oz Peach infused Guardian Bourbon

0.5 oz Five Alarm Fire Cinnamon Bourbon (coming soon)

Lemon twist for garnish


THE ICEBREAKER 

Guardian Bourbon and orange bitters on an ice rock.

1 large ice cube in whiskey tumbler

2 oz Guardian Bourbon 

5 drops orange bitters 

Orange peel garnish

LIFE BUOY (Bourbon Rickey) 

Guardian Bourbon, muddled lemon and mint, lemon-limeade and soda water. (Refreshing & light bourbon sipper)

Muddle lemon and mint in highball glass

Add ice

1.75 oz Guardian Bourbon (optional Peach Guardian Bourbon)

1.75 oz Limeade Lemonade RMS

2 oz Soda Water

Stir in glass

Garnish with lemon wedge

FIVE ALARM CINNAMON BOURBON COCKTAILS

9-1-1  

Five Alarm Cinnamon Bourbon Rambo in a highball glass with ice

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Cranberry bliss lemonade

2 oz Seltzer 

Stir in glass

 

THE EXTINGUISHER (Whiskey Sour)

Five Alarm Cinnamon Bourbon Whiskey Sour

Ice in shaker

1.75 oz bourbon

0.5 oz mint simple syrup

0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon

0.5 oz egg substitute

Shake and strain into tumbler with ice

Peach and aromatic bitters

Extra dash of mint simple syrup for more sweetness

Garnish with a lemon wedge 

 

BACKDRAFT MULE

Classic mule with our Five Alarm Cinnamon Bourbon

Muddle 1 lime and 1 lemon in glass

Fill with ice

2 oz Five Alarm

0.5oz Lavender Lemonade 

FILL Ginger Beer

Stir in glass

Garnish with a lime wedge 

 

FIRE MARSHALL BILL 

"Let me show ya something!" The great taste of maple syrup and Five Alarm Cinnamon Bourbon together in this tasty Old Fashioned

1 large ice cube

5 drops ea: peach & aromatic bitters

0.4 oz maple syrup

2 oz Five Alarm Bourbon
Orange peel and cherry garnish

 
MINUTEMAN VODKA COCKTAILS

 

THE RAMBO 

A 1350 Distilling original. Minuteman Vodka and Pikes Peak Lemonade Co.'s Cranberry Bliss Lemonade. These are deadly good. "They drew first blood, not me!"

Ice in highball glass

2 oz Minuteman Vodka

2 oz Cranberry Bliss Lemonade

2 oz soda water

Stir in glass

SPARTAN SPRITZERS 

Keep it hydrated and light. We have many assortments of fresh-infused vodkas (and other spirits) on constant rotation. Just add soda water to your infusion flavor of choice. Check the bar for what is in stock or ask your server.

Highball with ice

1.75 oz infused Minuteman Vodka

3 oz soda water

(optional) 0.25 oz grenadine 

GARNISH: Dealer’s Choice

CUP O' JOE COFFEE MARTINI 

Minuteman Vodka martini with cold-brew coffee and a splash of vanilla syrup. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert all in one.

In shaker with ice

2 oz Minuteman Vodka

2 oz cold brew coffee

0.5 oz vanilla syrup

Shake and strain into chilled martini glass 

RED BERET (A.K.A. Red Rider/Witches Heart) 

Raise this martini to our Airborne Forces! Minuteman Vodka, apple cider, and pomegranate juice may have you head over heels.

In shaker with ice

1.75 oz Minuteman Vodka

1.75 oz Pomegranate juice

1.75 oz Apple Cider

Shake and strain in chilled martini glass or over rocks in highball glass

Lime wedge garnish

THE MEDIC (Bloody Mary)
Minuteman Vodka Bloody Mary. Try it with our spicy jalepaño-pineapple infusion vodka for a sweet and spicy change-up!

Ice in highball glass

1.75 oz MinutemanVodka

3 oz bloody mary mix 

Hot sauce if SPICY

Garnish with 2 olives on pick & lime wedge

LIQUID CHARMS  $10.50

Minuteman Vodka, lavender lemonade, mint, lime, lemon, and Luxardo cherry - Unlike the MRE Charms, these are very lucky. A 1350 favorite.

In highball glass:

Muddle lime and lemon wedge with fresh mint with

0.5 oz Lavender lemonade

Add ice

1.75oz Minuteman Vodka

3.5 oz soda water

Stir in glass

Garnish with one cherry

PINYON CANYON COOLER

Minuteman Vodka, simple syrup, lemon-limeade, and muddled blueberries with a sprig of rosemary as garnish for that earthy aroma.

In highball glass:

Muddle 6-8 blueberries with  0.5 oz mint simple syrup

Add ice

1.75 oz Minuteman Vodka 

0.5 oz RMS Lemon Limeade 

2 oz soda water 

Stir in glass

Garnish with a single, small rosemary sprig

I.V. TONIC

Our light, bubbly version on a vodka tonic dedicated to our local men and women, the 4th (I.V.) Infantry.

1.75 oz Minuteman Vodka

0.75 oz Rudy Tonic Syrup

2 oz soda water

Stir in glass

Garnish with an orange and lime wedge

SMOKE GRENADE

Fill highball glass with Ice

1.75 oz vodka

1 oz Organic lavender lemonade 

2 oz soda water

Stir in glass

Garnish with one cherry with drizzled grenadine for smoke grenade effect
 

MINUTEMAN MULE (Moscow Mule)

In tumbler glass:

Muddle 2 lime wedges

Add ice

1.75 oz Minuteman Vodka

3.5 oz Ginger Beer

Stir in glass

Garnish with a lime wedge

 

 
 
 
 

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