DoNorth After Hours Winter/Spring 2020

Wash your hands, take off your mask & join me in pouring some bubbly

It’s been a long year for everybody with a lot of time spent in quarantine. With all this time stuck inside, I had lots of days spent experimenting with flavors and liquors. No better time to celebrate the end of 2020 than by trying a twist on some classic drinks, DoNorth style. 

Iron Ore Whiskey Sour

Long day digging for iron ore? Well have I got the drink for you. Legend has it this is a miner’s favorite drink.  


  • 2 oz Workin’ Man’s Whisky from Mountain Spirit Distillery  
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 egg white 
  • Ice cubes

Mix it Up:

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake. Add ice cubes and shake again. This easy and simple drink will transport you to a mining town.  

Lyon Mountain Margarita on the Rocks

Margaritas without tequila, is that even possible? Once you try the white whiskey you’ll never go back.


  • 3 oz Adirondack Glow White Whiskey
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of salt or sugar
  • Ice cubes

Mix it Up:

Cut lime into wedges. Run a lime wedge along the glass. Dip glass in either salt or sugar. Fill glass with desired amount of ice cubes. Combine whiskey, orange liqueur and lime juice in glass. Add extra lime wedges in the drink for added flavor.

Luscious Lavender Mimosas 

The best way to wake up on a Sunday is to the smell of brunch. The best way to enhance it, mimosas!


  • 1 bottle of prosecco
  • ¼ cup of fresh lavender from Adirondack View Vineyard
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 lemons or 1/2 cup of lemon juice 
  • Optional: 1 cup of blueberries 

Mix it Up:

Combine water, cane sugar, fresh lavender in a saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil. Lower to simmer and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens. Let steep for an hour and strain the mixture. Squeeze one lemon into the syrup and then place in the fridge to cool. Combine prosecco, the lavender syrup and two lemons. Add blueberries for an extra flavor boost and pour into mimosa glasses!

*This makes a pitcher

The Valley’s Frozen Martini

Not everyone is ready to go climb some of the hardest ice climbs in the Adirondacks. But everyone can enjoy this ice-inspired martini. 


  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz Snowshoe Vodka from Murray’s Fools 
  • 2 oz of coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar crystals or coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of honey from Adirondack Bee Supply

Mix it Up:

Put the martini glass in the freezer to make it extra cold. Line the edge of the martini glass with honey and then dip into sugar crystals or coconut flakes. Add blue curacao, white rum, coconut cream and ice into glass and start sipping this icy drink.

Cocktail recipes and photos by Sierra McGivney

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