Whiskey Recipes

Quick Kick

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The playoffs are in full swing, so why not an easy drink to enjoy during the game. Sure this drink is just a whiskey & cola, but add a lemon slice and use Canadian Club and you have a Quick Kick. Now isn’t that more fun? 

Courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky.… Read more

Holiday Cocktails from Chivas Regal

Courtesy of Chivas Regal.

December Cocktail

Ingredients:
1 ¼ oz Chivas Regal 12 yo
Dash cinnamon syrup
2 oz apple juice

Instructions:
Build all the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass and add ice cubes. (Cinnamon syrup can be made by mixing equal parts of powder sugar and warm water. Heat with a stick of cinnamon and let rest until cold, when the cinnamon will have infused fully). Garnish with a pinch of Cinnamon powder, flamed.… Read more

Holiday Cocktails from Hiram Walker

Winter Slumber

Ingredients:
1 part whiskey or bourbon
½ part Hiram Walker pumpkin spice liqueur
¼ part chai
1–½ part heavy whipping cream
Cinnamon & sugar for rim garnish

Instructions:
Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon and sugar.

Rocky Mountain Ginger Crisp

Ingredients:
1 part premium whiskey
½ part Hiram Walker gingerbread liqueur
1-½ part apricot nectar
1-½ part sparkling … Read more

Hot Kahlúa Cocktails at Celsius, NYC Pop-Up Bar

Celsius Cocktails, a pop-up cocktail bar in Bryant Park in New York City is offering warm winter drinks made with Kahlúa s rich blend of vanilla and 100% arabica coffee beans. If you’re in Manhattan this season, stop by, I hear the cocktails are reasonable ($8–$12) but if not, the recipes below will help keep you warm. Courtesy of Kahlúa.

Snowcap

Ingredients:
1 part Kahlúa Mocha
1 part Absolut Vanilla
Hot chocolate

Instructions:
Combine ingredients … Read more

Grateful Cranberry Cocktail

This fall cranberry cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s light enough that it won’t compete with a plate full of turkey and mashed potatoes. But the unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is full enough to satisfy the taste buds.… Read more

Deadly Nightshade

Name your poison! Named after a beautiful but deadly plant, this drink has a dark color that hints at something sinister.  But don’t worry, instead of using poisonous flowers or berries, we used black currant juice and black currant liqueur (also known as crème de cassis).… Read more

Spirted Punch

The word “punch” is derived from the Hindu word “panch or paunch” meaning “5”. Thus, there are typically five main components to a punch- Spirits, spice, citrus, water (or other dillutant, eg. Tea) and a sweetener. This is a modern interpretation of this classic 17th/18th century “punch service” style of imbibing. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.… Read more

CC Old Fashioned

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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

Three Rivers

 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.… Read more

Derby Day Cocktails from Woodford Reserve

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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

Ingredients:
3-5 mint leaves
1 teaspoon … Read more

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