Nightside Recipes


Spicy Vodka Spaghetti

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 medium garlic cloves (we use the minced kind you get in a jar)
  • 4 medium shallots (cut in half then sliced)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 8 fresh oregano sprigs (found in any store, usually in a small package)
  • 2 small dried red chiles, crumbled or crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/4 cups Nightside Vodka for the pasta
  • 3ish lbs of grape tomatoes
  • 1 lb of just about any pasta (Yes college students.  Even macaroni)
  • 1.5 ounces of Nightside Vodka to go in a separate glass with soda water, squeeze of lime, and ice.  This will be consumed during meal preparation!


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallots, season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown.  Add the oregano and chiles (or crushed red pepper or something else spicy) and cook for about 1 minute. 

Remove pan from the heat and slowly add the vodka (we don’t want to start a fire here), scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and stir. Return pan to the stove, reduce heat to medium, and add the tomatoes. Yes, you will be adding them whole.  Cook until the tomatoes begin to collapse, which should take about 40 minutes.  Break up some of the tomatoes with the back of a spoon, but make sure you leave some whole. It’s all about presentation!  Remove the sauce from the heat and discard the oregano sprigs.

While that is cooling, bring a large pot of water to a boil, adding salt if you wish, and cook the pasta as the instructions instruct.  Drain the pasta, but keep 1/2 cup of the cooking water.  Return the pasta to the pot and toss it with the tomato sauce and that ½ cup of cooking water until the pasta is coated. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired, serve, and enjoy.  Bragging is optional, but I do see you need another drink!  Cheers.


Apple Pie Martini

1 part Nightside Apple Pie Moonshine
2 parts Apple Cider
Caramel ice cream syrup to rim the glass Sugar or graham cracker crumbles on the rim

Apple Pie Ale

2 oz. Nightside Apple Pie
Ginger Ale
Mix over ice

Crab Apple Pie

2 oz. Nightside Apple Pie
Crabbie's Original Ginger Beer (substitutions ok) Mix over ice

Crushed Apple

2 oz. Nightside Apple Pie
4 fresh basil leaves
1/4 lemon - wedges
Muddle basil and lemon in shaker, add remaining ingredients plus ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish for decoration.


Party Palmer

Tall glass full of ice
2 oz. Lemon Drop
Fill with Iced Tea
Garnish with lemon and mint

Nightside Margarita

1 1/2 oz. Lemon Drop
1 oz. Triple Sec
Shake then add a splash of soda water

Lemon Basil Mojito

Sprig of basil
Sprig of mint
1 tsp raw sugar or honey
1 1/2 oz. Lemon Drop
Club soda
Muddle basil/mint/sugar or honey
Add Lemon Drop
Fill with ice
Top with soda and stir

Fruit Punch final no bleed

Hawaiian Punch

2 oz. Nightside Fruit Punch
Pineapple juice
Lemon-lime soda

Fruit Punch Fizz

2 oz. Nightside Fruit Punch
Ginger AleCranberry juice


Chocolate Espresso Martini

2 oz. Nightside Espresso

1 oz. Chocolate Liqueur

Add to shaker with ice, shake well.

Strain and serve in martini glass.

Nightside Spiced Latte

2 oz. Nightside Espresso

2 oz. Half & Half

Pinch of Pumpkin Spice

Dash of Cinnamon

Top with whipped cream and nutmeg

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Cucumber Gin Gimlet

2 oz. Nightside Gin

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

3 slices cucumber, chopped, plus garnish

In a shaker, muddle cucumber and simple syrup.

Add Gin, lime juice and ice. Shake vigorously.

Strain and serve in favorite glass.

Garnish with cucumber.

Blueberry Gin

2.5 oz. Nightside Gin

1 oz. Lemon Juice

½ oz. blueberry grenadine or puree


Add all ingredients but seltzer to shaker.

Shake vigorously and strain over ice into glass.

Garnish with orange and blueberry.

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Old Fashioned

2 oz. Nightside Bourbon

3 dashes bitters

½ tsp. sugar

1 tsp. water

Add sugar, water and bitters to rocks glass.

Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Fill with ice and bourbon and gently stir.

Express the oil of an orange peel into glass, drop in.

Bourbon Smash

1 oz. Nightside Bourbon

½ oz. Triple Sec

1 oz. Orange Juice

1 oz. preserves or jam of choice

Splash of club soda

Add ingredients and ice to shaker.

Shake for 15 seconds.

Pour over ice and top with club soda.

Add orange slice for garnish.

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Aquavit Negroni

1 oz. Nightside Aquavit

1 oz. Aperol

1 oz. sweet vermouth

Pour all ingredients over ice and stir.

Aquavit Bloody Mary

1 oz. Nightside Aquavit

1 oz. Vodka

3 ½ oz. Tomato Juice

Generous splash of Worcestershire sauce

Generous dash of Tabasco sauce

Cayenne Pepper

Celery Salt

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice.

Shake well and strain into glass.

Garnish with pickle slice.