In the Twin City suburb of Roseville, Minn., Bent Brewstillery has been steadily growing since owner and founder Bartley Blume was gifted a Mr. Beer kit by his wife, Brenda, in 2007. Bartley was hooked instantaneously, and he has not looked back since.
Admittedly, Bartley’s first batch of beer, named American Virgin, was not great. Undeterred, he kept at it. In the years that followed, Bartley read dozens of books and fell in love with the artistry of distilling. After a couple years of planning, he left corporate America in 2012 to focus on the Brewstillery full-time.
Bent Brewstillery’s M.O. is quality over quantity, making award-winning craft spirits that are different, creative and artistic. They have partnered with a number of renowned Minnesota establishments to produce their St. Croix Grappa, Bent Anchor Poitin, Coffee Stormbringer and Flamebringer rums. Their full line of craft spirits includes gin, rye whiskey, grappa, poitin and four different rums, including their Winter Stormbringer which is heavily-spiced with winter flavors making; the perfect companion to a crackling fire.

Snickers Bar


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Frangelico
  • ½ oz. Chocolate Syrup and Caramel Syrup
  • 2 oz. Coffee StormBringer Cream Liqueur
Directions:
Glass: Double Old-Fashioned Swirl inside of glass with chocolate syrup and then caramel syrup. Fill the glass with ice and then add Coffee StormBringer Cream Liqueur, Dark Crème de Cacao Liqueur, and Frangelico. Garnish with a mini Snicker’s bar, put your pinkie-finger out and enjoy!

Flaming Margarita


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. FlameBringer Sriracha Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 5 oz. San Pellegrino Limonata
  • Garnish: Lime Wheel
Directions:
Glass: Margarita Rim glass with lime juice and coarse salt. Fill glass with ice, add FlameBringer Sriracha Rum and fresh lime juice, fill with San Pellegrino Limonata, and garnish with lime wheel.

Bringing Bloody Mary’s Flame


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. FlameBringer Sriracha Rum
  • 6 oz. Your favorite Bloody Mary Mix
  • Garnish: Everything and the kitchen sink!
Directions:
Glass: U.S. Pint Rim U.S. pint glass with lime juice and Tajin. Fill glass with ice, add FlameBringer Sriracha Rum, and fill with your favorite Bloody Mary mix. Garnish with a hefty skewer of cheeses, meats, and anything else you can find!

Mo-Heat-O’


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz. FlameBringer Sriracha Rum
  • ½ oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 3 Lime wedges
  • 5 oz. Soda water
  • 7 Mint leaves
Directions:
Glass: Collins Muddle lime pieces, mint leaves, and simple syrup in plastic glass. Add FlameBringer Sriracha Rum, StormBringer Spiced Rum, and full Collins glass of ice to muddles ingredients. Add soda water and pour into Collins glass. Pour back to plastic glass and then back to Collins glass to mix ingredients and consume.

Kissing the Gunner’s Daughter


Ingredients:
  • ? oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 Droppers Bittercube Orange Bitters
  • 3 oz. Bent Brewstillery Nordic Blonde
  • Garnish: Orange Peel Twisted
Directions:
Glass: Collins Build in glass. Add ice. Garnish by expressing the oil atop the cocktail then twist the peel and insert.

Pom Gin Sling


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost Gin
  • 2 oz. pomegranate juice
  • 4 oz. Soda Water
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge
Directions:
Glass: Hurricane Fill glass with ice, add Gunner Ghost Gin, and add pomegranate juice. Stir to soften. Top with soda water, squeeze lime wedge and drop into cocktail.

Ghost Hound


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost Gin
  • 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 4 oz. Soda Water
  • Garnish: Wedge of Grapefruit
Directions:
Glass: Collins Fill glass with ice, add Gunner Ghost Gin, and add grapefruit juice. Stir to soften and add soda water. Garnish with wedge of grapefruit and enjoy!

Tom Collins


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Gin
  • 3 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz. Soda Water
  • Garnish: Lemon wheel and cocktail cherry
Directions:
Glass: Collins Fill glass with ice, add Gunner Ghost Gin, add fresh lemon juice, and add simple syrup. Stir to soften, top with soda water, and dash with orange bitters. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim and add a cherry on top.

Gunner’s Lemsip


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Gin
  • 3 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz. Hot Water
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
Directions:
Glass: Mug Combine all ingredient in mug, drop in lemon wheel, sip-away that cold!

No Anchors


Ingredients:
  • 2 dashes Bitters (any)
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • ¾ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: A smirk
Directions:
Glass: Coupe Build cocktail in tin, add ice and shake. Double strain into cocktail glass. Drink. Repeat.

Gunner Ghost Martini


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • Garnish: Lemon Disc
Directions:
Glass: Martini Combine ingredients in stirring vessel until softened. Pour over large pieces of ice. Express oils from lemon atop cocktail then insert.

U.S.S. Hornet


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Honey Syrup*
  • 2 Dashes Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • 2 oz. Seltzer
  • ¾ oz. Lemon Juice
  • Garnish: 2 Lemon Peels
Directions:
Glass: Collins Build cocktail in tin minus Seltzer. Add ice and shake. Add Seltzer to tin. Double strain into cocktail glass. Express 1 of the 2 lemon peels high above the cocktail. Insert both into glass. *Honey syrup 1 Cup Honey 4 oz. Hot Water 2 oz. Granulated Sugar

Sea Ghosts


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish: Creme de Violette
Directions:
Glass: Flute Combine ingredients into a tin minus the sparkling wine. Add ice and short shake the cocktail. Add sparkling wine to tin then double strain into glass. Garnish with drops of Creme de Violette and watch them float down the glass and vanish like Sea Ghosts.

Crane Hollow #2


Ingredients:
  • ? oz. Liquor 43
  • 1 ED Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz. Cream
  • 2 oz. Bent Brewstillery El Guerrero
Directions:
Glass: Collins Reverse Mime Shake, add ale, garnish.

Along the Treeline


Ingredients:
  • 1 Dropper Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters
  • 1 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • ½ oz. Liquor 43
  • 1½ oz. Bent Brewstillery Barrel-Aged Dark Fatha
  • Garnish: A smile
Directions:
Glass: Mini Rocks with one perfect ice cube Over stir this cocktail to open it up. Pour into glass and serve with a smile.

Scorpio Moon


Ingredients:
  • ? oz. Bent Brewstillery El Guerrero Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Bittercube Trinity Bitters
  • 2 oz. Gunner Ghost Navy Strength Gin
  • Garnish: Orange Peel
Directions:
Glass: Rocks Stir until softened and pour into rocks glass. Express orange oil atop the cocktail and insert the peel.

Punish95 Old Fashioned


Ingredients:
  • 0.75 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1 1/4 Orange Wheel
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1.5 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • 3 dashes Angustura Bitters
  • Garnish: Muddled Orange and Maraschino Cherry
Directions:
Glass: Old Fashioned Muddle orange, Maraschino cherry, and simple syrup in glass. Fill with ice and add Punish95 Whiskey. Stir to mix, dash with bitters, and splash with soda water.

Punish95 Manhattan


Ingredients:
  • 0.75 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1.5 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • 3 dashes Angustura Bitters
  • Garnish: Maraschino Cherry (or Griottines Cherry)
Directions:
Glass: Old Fashioned Add Punish95 Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters to rocks glass. Add large ice cube and stir to mix. Strain into old fashioned glass and add cherry to garnish.

Punish95 Boulevardier


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1.5 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • Garnish: Twisted Orange Peel
Directions:
Glass: Old Fashioned Add Punish95 Whiskey, sweet vermouth and campari to rocks glass with large ice cube and stir to mix. Strain into old fashioned glass with ice and add a twist of orange peel to garnish.

Punish95 Hot Toddy


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • 4 oz. boiling water
  • Garnish: Cloved Lemon Slice
Directions:
Glass: Irish Coffee Mug Fill Irish coffee mug with boiling water and set aside. Stud one lemon slice with four cloves. Pour out hot water from glass, add brown sugar, lemon juice and fresh boiling water; stir to dissolve sugar. Add Punish95 whiskey, stir and add cloved lemon slice.

Punish95 Sazerac


Ingredients:
  • 0.25 oz. Absinthe
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1.5 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Garnish: Twisted Lemon Peel
Directions:
Glass: Old Fashioned Add Punish95 Whiskey, sugar cube, and Peychaud’s bitters to rocks glass, stir with ice. Rinse chilled old fashioned glass with absinthe and discard excess absinthe. Strain previous ingredients into prepared old fahioned glass. Add lemon peel to garnish

Punishing Lemonade


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Punish95 Rye Whiskey
  • 6 oz. Lemonade
  • Garnish: Lemon Wedge
Directions:
Glass: Collins Fill collins glass with ice and add lemonade. Float Punish95 Whiskey on top and garnish with squeezed lemon wedge. Best enjoyed by the pitcher on a summer day! (friends optional)

Grappa Old Fashioned


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 Orange Wheel
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1.5 oz. St. Croix Grappa
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: Muddled Orange and Maraschino Cherry
Directions:
Glass: Old Fashioned Muddle orange, Maraschino cherry, and simple syrup in glass. Fill with ice and add Grappa. Stir to mix, dash with orange bitters, and splash with soda water.

Grappa-Rita


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1.5 oz. St. Croix Grappa
  • 5 oz. San Pellegrino Limonata
  • Garnish: Lime Wheel
Directions:
Glass: Margarita Rim glass with lime juice and coarse salt. Fill glass with ice, add Grappa and fresh lime juice, fill with San Pellegrino Limonata, and garnish with lime wheel.

Grappa with No Soul


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz. St. Croix Grappa
  • 6 oz. Ginger Ale
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge
Directions:
Glass: Highball Fill highball glass with ice. Add Grappa, fill with the ginger ale, squeeze a lime and drop it into the glass. Soul or not, you’ll still love it!

Dark 'n' Stormier


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 3 1/3 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Couple dashes of bitters
Directions:
In a highball glass filled with ice, add rum and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.

Hot Buttered Rum


Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp Batter Mix*
  • 2 oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 5 oz. Hot Water
  • Garnish: Cinnamon stick
Directions:
Glass: Mug Put batter mix in mug and add hot (not boiling) water; stir until batter is dissolved. Add StormBringer Spiced Rum and stir with cinnamon stick. *Colin’s StormBringer Batter Mix 3 cups dark brown sugar ½ cup unsalted butter 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp clove Instructions: Combine softened butter and all spices together in bowl. Add to dark brown sugar until mixed thoroughly. Makes enough for ~40-45 drinks

Mulled Cider Storm


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 6 oz. Hot, Fresh Minnesota Apple Cider
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice
Directions:
Ladle hot cider from crockpot into mug, add StormBringer Spiced Rum, garnish with cinnamon stick and orange slice, and sip away those cold Minnesotan winters!

O’Kelly’s Nicked Almond Storm


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. of StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 2 pumps of Almond Roca coffee flavour
  • 2-3 oz. of cold press coffee
  • Garnish: An Irish Limerick
Directions:
Glass: Pint Pub Glass Mix in Pub Glass, coffee, Almond, StormBringer Spiced Rum. Top with Nicked and stir gently.

Storm Fatha


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. of StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 6 oz. of Dark Fatha
  • Garnish: a hand rail or grab bar
Directions:
Glass: Goblet or tulip Combine ingredients in goblet and enjoy.

Chaos Island


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Bent Anchor
  • 1 oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. Gunner Ghost
  • 12 oz. ginger beer
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Garnish: lemon slice and cherry
  • Splash with Dark Fatha
Directions:
Glass: Pint Pub Glass Fill 16 oz. pub glass ice, add spirits and stir. Add bitters and Dark Fatha, and garnish with lemon and a cherry.

Minnesota Hurricane


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz. StormBringer Spiced Rum
  • 1 oz. White Rum
  • ½ oz. Cranberry Juice
  • ½ oz. Grenadine
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge
Directions:
Glass: Hurricane Fill glass with ice, add all ingredients except for the StormBringer Spiced Rum to the glass and stir. Float the StormBringer Spiced Rum on top. Squeeze and drop lime wedge into glass, and ready yourself for the storm!

Bent Root Beer Float


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz. Winter StormBringer Cream Liqueur
  • 4 oz. Root Beer
Directions:
Glass: Highball Creamy and spicy in all the right ways! Fill Lowball glass with ice. Add your favourite Root Beer, then carefully float Winter StormBringer Cream Liqueur. No spoons needed for this float!

Monkey’s Tail


Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ oz. Coffee StormBringer Cream Liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz. Winter StormBringer Cream Liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • Garnish: Cinnamon stick
Directions:
Glass: Double Old Fashioned No monkeying around with this one; fill glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Stir with cinnamon stick and sip.

The Bent Ginger


Ingredients:
  • 2 Dashes Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters
  • 2 Lemon Wedges squeezed over ice
  • 2 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Garnish: Lemon Wedge
Directions:
Build in glass over ice. Stir. Drink. Repeat.

Briar Bramble


Ingredients:
  • 2 Blackberries
  • 2 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Garnish: 2 Spanked Mint Sprigs
Directions:
Build cocktail in tin, add ice and shake. Double strain into cocktail glass. Slap two mint sprigs in between your palms then insert the sprigs into the cocktail.

Old Irish Fashion


Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • .25 oz Raw Sugar Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Bittercube Trinity Bitters
  • Lemon Peel
Directions:
Combine ingredients in stirring vessel until softened. Pour over large pieces of ice in rocks glass. Express oils from lemon atop cocktail then insert.

Lonesome West


Ingredients:
  • ? oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Raw Sugar Syrup
  • 1½ oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • 3 oz. Bent Brewstillery Nordic Blonde Ale
  • Garnish: 2 Orange Peels
Directions:
Build cocktail in tin minus beer, add ice and short shake. Add Beer to tin. Double strain into cocktail glass. Insert peels into glass.

Flying Irishman


Ingredients:
  • 1 Dropper Bittercube Orange Bitters
  • 1 Dropper Creme de Violette
  • ½ oz. Cocchi Americano
  • ½ oz. Creme de Cacao Clear
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1½ oz Fig Infused Bent Anchor Poitín*
  • Garnish: Lemon Disc plus dropper of Creme de Violette sunk down the sides of the glass
Directions:
Glass: Nick & Nora or Sidecar Build Cocktail in shaker tin minus violette, Shake, Double Strain, Express lemon disc and place atop the cocktail, sink violette to the bottom of the glass. Serve. *Fig Infused Bent Anchor Poitín 1 cups Dried Figs 1 375 ml. Bent Anchor Poitin Instructions: Chop Figs finely and place in a jar with BAP. Macerate 7 Days. Strain Poitín off of figs. I dare you to put the figs in something baked and full of chocolate.

Irish Mule


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • 5 oz. Ginger Beer
  • Garnish: Lime Wedges and Slapped Mint Leaves
Directions:
Fill glass with ice, add Bent Anchor Poitín, squeeze 3 wedges of lime and drop into mug, slap 4mint leaves and drop into mug. Stir to soften and add ginger beer, stir to mix and enjoy!

Poitíni - Irish Martini


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 2 Dash Orange Bitters
  • 2 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • Garnish: Lemon Disc
Directions:
Glass: Martini or Low Ball Combine ingredients in stirring vessel until softened. Pour over large pieces of ice. Express oils from lemon atop cocktail then insert.

Poitín Negroni


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz Bent Anchor Poitín
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish: ¼ Orange Slice
Directions:
Add Bent Anchor Poitín, sweet vermouth, and campari to tumbler with one large ice cube. Stir to soften and dash with orange bitters. Add orange slice, sip, and enjoy!

Lemon Drop


Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. Bent Anchor Poitín
  • 2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
Directions:
Chill martini glass, rim with lemon juice and sugar. Fill shaker with ice, add ingredients, and shake until freezing. Strain into rimmed martini glass and drop in lemon wheel.