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489 25th Street
Northgate - Waverly, CA, 94612
United States

We were put on this earth to make booze like nobody else, and god dammit, that's what we're going to do. These are the spirits of our time.

Brandy Drinks

great cocktail recipes for gin and brandy flavored with shiso, lemongrass, garam masala. Dry gin, London dry gin, and contemporary gin. Nori included.

the pool is now open...recipes

All of our brandies are vapor distilled, typically with fresh green ingredients. Like the gins, they are highly sippable.  

They plug into more traditional spirit cocktails quite well. Turn those classics on their head. 

  TRADE WINDS BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

TRADE WINDS BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

"Hi, I was born of  a collaboration between OsCo and the great minds at East Bay Spice Company. They wanted a spirit that spanned the Indian culinary flavor profile. Twenty iterations later, voila, the Trade Winds was set free. Vapor distilled fresh cilantro, garam masala, and Assam tea."

Generally: 

  • surprisingly versatile and a punch-up chameleon in cocktails. 
  • loves being mixed with lime juice.
  • great with tropical fruit juice.
  • can plug into most classic gin and tiki cocktails.

Bombay Libre: 2 ½ oz Trade Winds, 3oz Mexican Coke, ½ a lime. Combine all in a highball glass filled with ice. Squeeze ½ lime in and drop in. Great with a bit of Bénédictine added. 

Trade Winds & Tonic:2 ½ oz Trade Winds, 3oz Fever Tree Light Tonic (or any quality tonic with less sugar), ½ a lime. Combine all in a highball glass filled with ice. Squeeze ½ lime in and drop in. Great with a bit of fennel pollen if you live in Portland and have some just lying around.  

Cuna Gimlet: 2oz Trade Winds, ¾oz simple syrup, ¾oz lime juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

Garam 50/50 Martini: 2oz Trade Winds, ½oz Lo-Fi dry vermouth (prominent fennel flavor), ½oz sweet vermouth, bar-spoon Green Chartreuse. Stirred, strained, up. Top with Chartreuse and expressed lime peel.

Lassie Come Home: 2oz Trade Winds, 1oz limejuice, 1oz honey syrup, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, 1/8 cup Greek yogurt, a pinch of chili powder. Blend and serve. Zested lime garnish.

Punjabi by Nature: 1 ½oz Trade Winds, ½ oz Sea Gin, 1 ½oz cucumber shrub (google it), ¾ oz lime juice. Shaken, strained, and served up with a cucumber. (East Bay Spice Co. creation.)

 

 

  SHISO BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

SHISO BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

All of us OsCo peeps love the umami roller coaster that is shiso. A simple Japanese green but with a flavor profile as complex as an entire meal. We were tickled pink when we discovered that the vapor distilled compound tastes exactly like eating the leaf. Maybe even more so...

Generally:

  • great with any style of ginger flavored soda and bubbles in general.
  • surprisingly, smells and behaves like  Rye Whiskey and is a great replacement in Manhattans and Old Fashions. also, can replace agave spirits and Shōchū in cocktails.
  • loves to be mixed with mint and any sour citrus, especially kumquats. 

Shiso Julep: 2oz Shiso, 1 ½ oz watermelon juice, ½ oz Irish whiskey, three big torn mint leaves. Shake to chill and strain over crushed ice into highball. Add 2 dashes of Angostura orange bitters + straw.

Shiso Bizness: Muddle 4 sliced up kumquats and 4 torn mint leaves in a highball. Fill with ice. 2oz Shiso brandy. Top with Q-ginger or fever tree ginger. Garnish with mint.

Shiso-rita: 1 ½ oz Shiso brandy, ¾ oz lime juice, ¼ oz Mezcal, ¾ oz curaçao, shaken, Salt rim, Shiso leaf garnish,

Shiso Manhattan: 2oz Shiso brandy, ⅕ oz Mezcal, ¼ oz amaro (we like Montenegro for this), ¼ oz Dolin Dry Vermouth, 2 dashes of orange bitters, expressed orange peel garnish. Stirred, served up in a coupe

 Shiso Japanese: 1 ½ oz Shiso brandy, ¼ oz honey syrup (60:40 water:honey), ¼ oz chilled green tea, ½  teaspoon pickled plum brine, 3 drops celery bitters. Stir and strain into coupe.

Dame Fortune: 2oz Shiso brandy, ½ tsp. Tamarind paste, ½ oz coconut liqueur, ½ oz lime juice. Shake and strain. Garnished with a shiso leaf. {Cocktail by Rye Bar} 

Splitting Heirs: 2oz Shiso brandy, ½ oz Carpano Bianco, ½ oz Kina l'aero d'or, One giant Thai iced tea and simple syrup ice cube. Pour all in a low ball over the ice cube. {Cocktail by Blind Tiger}

 


 

  MARJORAM BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

MARJORAM BRANDY COCKTAIL IDEAS

Remember that dried herb in all of your mom's friend's spice rack that you couldn't pronounce and never new what it was for? It's amazing. If fresh.  Like a cross between oregano and sage. This was a passion project as we kept drinking all the prototype bottles in the lab. 

 

Generally:

  • mixes well with coffee. seriously.
  • it already has a slight cocoa nib aroma so chocolate bitters punches it up nicely. 
  • nice when mixed with a very lean dry vermouth.

Marjoram Martini: 2oz Marjoram Brandy, ½oz dry vermouth, 2 shakes of fennel bitters. Stir and strain. Garnish with green olive.

Ground Control to Marjoram: 1 ½oz Marjoram Brandy, ½oz Uptown Dry Gin, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 egg white. Shake everything with ice like crazy, strain into a coupe.  {Cocktail by Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz}

......More to come....