Old Line Spirits Are Perfect for Memorial Day in Delaware

Use Old Line Spirits to craft a cocktail that toasts to military heroes and serves as the perfect sip for Memorial Day in Delaware.

Libation of the Month

Old Line Spirits

Where to Find It

Frank’s Wine, 1206 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 429-1978; Torbert Street Social, 305 Torbert St., Wilmington, 407-6627; Outlet Liquors, 19724 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 227-7700; Kindle, 111 Bank St., Lewes, 645-7887

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer—and with good reason. Community pools open, and beaches beckon to tourists. However, the federal government created the holiday in 1868 to honor and mourn U.S. military personnel who died in service. Fortunately, Old Line Spirits allows sippers to celebrate the upcoming season and toast military heroes at the same time.

Old Line Spirits
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Founders Mark McLaughlin and Arch Watkins met while flying Navy EA-6B Prowlers off aircraft carriers. Along with their military experience, they share a love of single-malt whiskey. Their Baltimore-based Old Line Spirits now includes rum and vodka.

Many of the products have a military slant. Consider Navy Strength 114, a 114-proof whiskey robust enough for American and British navies. The bottle for the corn vodka shows jets flying over rough seas.

Sip one of Old Line’s spirits alone, on ice or in a cocktail, such as the 12 Mile Limit, a blend of Old Line’s American Single-Malt Whiskey and the brand’s Case 1 Rum, which is aged seven to 11 years. What’s with the cocktail’s name? A coastal nation’s territorial waters extend up to 12 nautical miles from shore.

12 Mile Limit

Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

Sip one of Old Line’s spirits alone, on ice or in a cocktail, such as the 12 Mile Limit, a blend of Old Line’s American Single-Malt Whiskey and the brand’s Case 1 Rum, which is aged seven to 11 years.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Case 1 Aged Caribbean Rum

  • ½ ounce Old Line Flagship American Single-Malt Whiskey

  • ½ ounce brandy

  • ½ ounce grenadine

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.

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