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Old Tom Gin Recipes

Tom Collins

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Old Tom Gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • club soda

Shake lemon juice, gin and simple syrup with ice until well-chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into ice-filled highball glass. Top with club soda.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce lime
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into ice-filled glass.


  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 3 oz gin
  • olive or lemon peel garnish

There are three ways of making a martini: shaken, stirred, and diamond pour. While the first two are pretty well known, the diamond pour is less common. Put both your martini glasses and your bottle of gin in the freezer for six hours minimum. Pour just a few drops of vermouth into the frozen glass, swirl and pour out. Then fill with chilled gin. For a dirty martini, add ½ ounce brine from cocktail olives to above ingredients, shake with ice until well-chilled. Strain and serve.

Blueberry or Raspberry Brandy Recipes


  • 5-10 fresh mint leaves
  • Several lime wedges
  • 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry
  • Or Raspberry Brandy
  • Club Soda

Muddle the mint and lime in a highball glass.
Fill with ice and add simple syrup, Brandy, and top with soda.


  • 1 ounce Probably Shouldn’t Old Tom Gin
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 1 ounce Raspberry Brandy
  • 4‌ ounces ginger ale or club soda

Combine Gin, Brandy and lime in a highball glass.
Fill with ice and top with ginger ale or soda.
Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Mule

  • 2 oz Raspberry Brandy
  • Juice from 1/2lime
  •  4 ounces ginger beer

Pour Raspberry Brandy and lime juice in ice-filled mug.
Top with ginger beer.

Berry Lemonade

Pour 2 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry or Raspberry Brandy into fresh lemonade.
Garnish with fresh berries.

Apple Brandy Recipes


  • 2 oz. Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice (about a quarter of a lemon)
  • ¾ oz. Grand Marnier

Pour all ingredients into ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into chilled, sugar-rimmed glass.

Stone Fence

  • 2 oz. Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • ½ – ¾  oz. fresh lemon juice
  • fresh apple cider

Pour brandy and bitters into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice, top with 4-6 ounces cider. Stir


  • 2 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Pour ingredients over ice, stir well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.

Straight Up

In our experience, the best Apple Brandy experience is served in a warmed brandy snifter.

Blueberry Pie Liqueur Recipes

Blueberry Pie Martini

Pour 4 oz. Blueberry Pie Liqueur into a martini shaker filled with ice.
Add a generous shaving of lime (or lemon zest).
Shake 25-30 seconds.
Pour into chilled glass.
Try with a graham-cracker crumb or brown sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lime.

Berry Margarita

  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • 1 ½ oz Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie or Raspberry Brandy or Blueberry Brandy
  • 1 oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker and  shake until well chilled.
Pour into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass.
Garnish with lime and fresh berries.

Blueberry Pie Mimosa

Top your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine with 1 oz. Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie Liqueur
Garnish with fresh blueberries.


Pour 2 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie Liqueur into a glass of Irish Death Strong Ale.
It tastes like a gingersnap cookie. Not kidding.

probably shouldn't winter cocktails

Winter Cocktail Recipes

It’s easy to enjoy Probably Shouldn’t brandy in the winter! The liquor’s head warming qualities are a simple (and fun) way to chop some dollars off your heating bill. We’ve spent some of these cold nights mixing up a series of cocktails to celebrate the season. We hope you enjoy.

Send us any of you own recipes and we may feature them in our blog.


Blueberry Tea

1/2 oz Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie Liqueur

1/2 oz Amaretto

3/4 oz Grand Marnier

4 oz Early Grey Tea

Pour first three ingredients into a warmed glass. Top with tea. Garnish with an orange wheel and cinnamon stick.

Norman Mule

1 1/2 oz Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy

Lemon or Lime Wedge

A Dash of Angostura Bitters

6 oz Ginger Beer (or Ginger Ale)

Fill mug with ice. Add Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy, lemon, and top with ginger beer. Stir and serve.

Apple Old Fashioned

1 1/2 oz Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy

1 tsp Maple Syrup

3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Splash of Water

Orange or Green Apple Wedge

In an old fashioned glass, stir together the maple syrup and bitters. Add ice, then add the Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy with a splash of water. Stir well and garnish with an orange wedge or green apple wedge.

Spike Hot Apple Cider

Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy

4 Cups Apple Cider

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Orange Round

3 Whole Cloves

1 Star Anise

On the stovetop, bring cider, orange and spices to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain into a pitcher. To make one drink, mix 2 oz Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy with 6 oz cider mix.


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