In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way … Read more
Whiskey / Whisky Drink Recipes
Tried the Three Rivers Cocktail on a recent trip to NYC, although it hails from Canada. We recommend using Canadian Whiskey, but you can fake if their is none on hand. The addition of the other two “rivers” Dubonnet, a wine based aperitif flavored with herbs, and Triple Sec. This give the drink a bit of spicy sweetness In Quebec it would be called the Trois Rivieres.
Each year for the Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve creates a limited edition $1000 Mint Julep Cup for collectors. The proceeds are donated to a charity associated with helping those involved in horse racing. More info on this years $1000 Mint Julep Cup and charity.
If you didn’t get a cup, you can still enjoy the Kentucky Derby in style with these cocktails from Woodford Reserve.
Woodford Reserve Mint Julep
3-5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon … Read more
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Crown Royal participates in Derby Weekend by sponsoring the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes since 1995. The race, a 1ï¿½-mile race for three-year-old horses, runs just prior to the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.
Crown Royal created these race-inspired drinks, the Crown of Roses and the Royal Stretch, to celebrate the spirit of the sport. The Crown of Rosesï¿½ deep color is inspired by the garland of roses presented in victory circleto … Read more
In preparation for the Kentucky Derby, I’ve created a cocktail named after the top contender—Regal Ransom.
This drink accentuates some of the bourbon’s undertones. Mixing bourbon with a syrup of honey and pears brings out the spirit’s sweeter side. The tea and lemon balance the sweetness and compliment the oaky qualities of the bourbon. Overall, this cocktail lets the bourbon shine through while still giving you something light and refreshing.
A “Buck” is a cocktail made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice and a base spirit. This variation is made with Scotch whisky.
Irish whiskey is good every day, but particularly appropriate on St.Patrick’s Day! Here’s another way to enjoy it, courtesy of Michael Collins Irish Whiskey:
Mardi Gras is upon us and Fat Tuesday is around the corner. So why feature the classic New Orleans Cocktail. No, I’m not talking about a Hurricane, I am talking about the Sazerac one of the very first cocktail recipes in history. It was created in the 1830′s by Pharmacist Antoine Amedie Peychaud, as a way to deliver a dose of his “health” elixir, Peychaud’s Bitters. These bitters are still used today.
This classic cocktail … Read more
It’s Fashion Week! And after seeing all the latest trends on the runway, it’s time for the fashion mavens and celebrities to hit the bar.
Basil Hayden’s shared the special recipe concocted for the Cynthia Rowley show this week. So those of us who aren’t hobnobbing with the glitterati in New York City this week can have a taste of the glamor no matter what we’re wearing.
Bourbon and champagne? With strawberry? I’m all over … Read more
A good whiskey cocktail keeps you nice and warm in Pittsburgh, but you don’t have to be in Steeler Nation to enjoy this one.