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St Patty’s Day Cocktails: The Wilde Oscar

Based on a traditional Old-Fashioned, this cocktail uses Guinness and bourbon. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Bourbon 1 oz Guinness Stout 1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup Dash of Botanical Bitters Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry. Everything You Need for […]

Spiced Bourbon & Beer Maple Martini

We love this festive, zesty cocktail from the Food Network. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! Ingredients 1 cup chilled bourbon 1/4 cup chilled dark beer like Negro Modelo 1/4 cup chilled pure maple syrup Ice cubes 1 whole nutmeg 4 small dried red chiles, such as japones, rinsed and patted dry Directions Combine the bourbon, beer and […]

A Drunken Pear

Now I’m not one to typically pick up a pear and chomp, but when they are sliced in salads or better yet in a cocktail, I’m more than willing to participate in their consumption.  Pears have no cholesterol, sodium or saturated fat.  In addition, they are high in fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.   So […]

A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

Not Your Grandma’s Manhattan

I always associated Manhattans as being a drink for old people. But this isn’t your grandma’s Manhattan. (Though I guess I am getting older.) What makes this Manhattan special? Using dry and sweet vermouth keeps this cocktail from turning too sweet. Ingredients 2 ounces good bourbon (like Woodford Reserve or Maker’s Mark) 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth […]

The Best Drinks for Fall

Drink in the season!

The Wilde Oscar Cocktail

Based on a traditional Old-Fashioned, this cocktail uses Guinness and bourbon. INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz Bourbon 1 oz Guinness Stout 1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup Dash of Botanical Bitters Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass. Strain cocktail over a large ice cube. Garnish with a large orange peel and maraschino cherry.

Slow-Cooker Spiked Mulled Cider

Recipe Makes about 16 (8-ounce) drinks 1 gallon fresh apple cider 1 orange 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece of ginger 5 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon whole cloves 5 star anise pods 1 1/2 cups bourbon, brandy, or dark rum Orange slices, for serving (optional) Pour the cider into a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Cut orange into […]

Bourbon Slush

Superlicious slushy sipper of the summer. Can’t let a summer slip by without a batch of these. Make sure to allow a full 24 hours of proper freezing time until ready to serve. This one is a definite crowd pleaser and fantastically refreshing.

Dr. Bourbon’s Milk Shake

More of a dessert than a happy hour treat.  Creamy vanilla ice cream, bourbon, chocolate chips and pecans… Live a little.  You can work it off at the gym in the morning.  Life’s too short!