Whiskey Recipes

Crown Royal Derby Drinks

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Crown Royal participates in Derby Weekend by sponsoring the Crown Royal American Turf Stakes since 1995. The race, a 1�-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 Roses� deep color is inspired by the garland of roses presented in victory circleto … Read more

The Regal Ransom Cocktail

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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.… Read more

The Celtic Buck

A “Buck” is a cocktail made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice and a base spirit. This variation is made with Scotch whisky.

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The Dublin Apple

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:… Read more

Sazerac

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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

Basil Hayden Wish

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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

The Steeler

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.… Read more

Touchdown

The Super Bowl is coming up, and it is a drinking occasion! Sure, beer is great. But if you’re looking for something different, here’s a Super Bowl cocktail that’s sure to please.

Photo by sirmikester.… Read more

Merry Irishman

Perfect after a big holiday dinner, this cocktail from Tullamore Dew is a wonderful mix of Irish whiskey, Kahlúa and a hint of mint. Courtesy of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey.… Read more

Rich Bourbon-Brandy Egg Nog

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It isn’t Christmas without egg nog! This recipe requires a little extra work compared with some, but it’s worth it. It uses cream, bourbon and brandy—so it’s rich and packs a punch. You can substitute other liquors, such as another type of whiskey or rum.… Read more

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