Top 5 Cocktails at Timberlake’s

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- Top 5 Timberlake's Cocktails -

Nothing pairs better with summertime than a deliciously crafted cocktail. Our bartenders have compiled a list of their top five favorite drinks sure to please the cocktail connoisseur. Whether you're sipping from our lake-front patio or your own front porch, we invite you to treat yourself with a classic from Timberlake's Restaurant. Cheers!

Watch as Timberlake's Bartender, Vincent, crafts one of our new summertime cocktails.

Blue Ridge Breeze

Ingredients:

.5oz Tiny Cat Vodka

.5oz Peach Schnapps

.5oz Coconut Rum

Top with equal amounts of cranberry and pineapple juice

Add a splash of Grenadine

Served in a Collins glass with an orange slice and cherry

 

This drink is the definition of a vacation cocktail, truly a tropical escape in a glass. This fruit-forward beverage uses local North Carolina based Tiny Cat vodka, fragrant peach liqueur, and fruit juices to create an easy-sipping summertime treat. We recommend shaking all ingredients in a cocktail shaker before pouring over ice. Enjoy!

Blowing Rock Bramble

Ingredients:

1.5oz Tito's vodka

.5oz Chambord

Juice from a half lemon

Muddled fresh blackberries

.25oz simple syrup

Served in a Highball glass with blackberries and a lemon twist

 

Enjoy our twist on this classic English cocktail. Traditionally, bramble cocktails are made with gin but we've opted for vodka because who doesn't love Tito's?!  We love this cocktail because of its simplicity and fresh taste. We recommend using extra ripe blackberries in this recipe for a deeper flavor profile.

Headwaters Sour

Ingredients:

1.5oz Disaronno

.5oz Maker's Mark

.25oz Rosemary mint simple syrup

.5oz Egg whites

Topped with housemade sour mix

Served in a Highball glass garnished with a rosemary sprig

 

Tangy. Rich. Nutty. Frothy. This cocktail requires five high-quality ingredients and they all come together beautifully to create our version of a classic sour. Our bartenders make their sour mix by hand and we recommend you do the same! The recipe consists of equal parts of lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. For a vegan version of this cocktail- try whipped chickpea juice instead of egg whites.

Brown Derby

Ingredients:

2oz Makers Mark

1oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

.75oz Honey simple syrup

Served "up" in a martini glass and garnished with dehydrated grapefruit

 

If you're into brunch cocktails, the Brown Derby is perfect! The tart grapefruit flavors in this cocktail are sure to wake up your palate while the softer honey and bourbon notes soften the overall taste. The honey simple syrup in this drink can be made by mixing equal parts honey and hot water. We recommend shaking this cocktail with lots of ice before straining into a chilled martini glass.

20th Century

Ingredients:

1.5oz Sutler's Gin

.75oz Lillet Blanc

.75oz Creme de Cassis

Half of a lemon's juice

Served "up" in a martini glass with a lemon twist

 

This classic gin cocktail is sure to bring you a glimpse of what pre-prohibition era Chetola may have felt like. Our bartenders have placed their twist on this cocktail by using Creme de Cassis, a black currant liqueur. This cocktail is perfect as a before-dinner aperitif to stimulate your appetite. We recommend shaking all ingredients with lots of ice and straining over a chilled martini glass.

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