Bourbon

Whiskey Peach Smash

The Whiskey Peach Smash was created by DeGroff in the late 1980’s and is a cousin of the Mint Julep, so this drink is refreshing but it is not sweet. The Whiskey Peach Smash is a fruity, lightly-spicy, and refreshing cocktail, that can be made with a light whiskey or bourbon. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Whiskey 1 tsp Peach Jam …

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The Rising Sun

Inspired by Legent Bourbon Whiskey, this cocktail is a well rounded and smoothed out play on a whiskey sour. Easy to make and enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Whiskey1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot liqueur 1/2 oz Lemon juice1/4 oz Simple syrup PREPARATION Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and …

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Borrowed Time

The Borrowed Time is a popular cocktail that combines four ingredients: Canadian Whisky, Ruby Port, Egg Yolk and Grenadine Syrup. This twisted but tasty variation however, inspired by our chosen liquor of the week, Larceny Bourbon, opts for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon which was awarded 2020 Whiskey of the year by Whiskey Advocate, INGREDIENTS 2 oz Larceny Bourbon 1 oz …

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Scofflaw

The Scofflaw cocktail was an obscure, yet highly delicious Prohibition-era cocktail made with rye, dry vermouth, orange bitters, and a touch of grenadine. Scofflaw – meaning a person who flouts the law, especially by failing to comply with a law that is difficult to enforce effectively, was a fitting name for this cocktail. The cocktail …

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Remember the Main

If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The rich whiskey cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Bourbon 3/4 oz …

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Ward Eight

The Ward Eight is essentially Boston’s version of the whiskey sour, replacing sugar with grenadine, and adding orange juice. Many bartenders insist that the Ward Eight is only to be made with rye. In 1898 Democratic political czar Martin M. Lomasney hoped to capture a seat in the state’s legislature, the General Court of Massachusetts. Lomasney held considerable power …

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Sherry Manhattan

Give a classic manhattan a wintry twist with Pedro ximénez Sherry, which adds fragrant raisin notes to the drink and a bit of sophistication. The Sherry Manhattan cocktail is typically made with sweet vermouth, but this version uses dry vermouth, which balances out the sweetness of the sherry. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey 1/2 oz …

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Brown Derby

This suave blend of bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice, and honey was invented at the Vendôme bar in Hollywood in 1930. Cocktail expert Dale DeGroff in The Craft of the Cocktail, states that the name of the cocktail comes from the iconic 20th-century Los Angeles restaurant. If you’re into brunch cocktails, the Brown Derby is perfect: tart …

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Amaretto Sour

Another drink that’s part of the sour family, but a variation that offers an upgrade from the traditional version. The Amaretto Sour, in the 70s, called for simply Amaretto and simple syrup. This take on the cocktail, comes from Portland, Oregon bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler. His Amaretto Sour is frothy, sweet, sour, nutty and strong, and …

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Billionaire Cocktail

You don’t need to be a billionaire to afford this cocktail, but it sure will taste like a million bucks, and some. It’s a bourbon whiskey cocktail with lemon juice, simple syrup, absinthe bitters, and grenadine. Garnish with a simple slice of lemon. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Bourbon 1/4 oz Absinthe-based bitters 1/2 oz Grenadine Syrup …

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