Whiskey Recipes

Irish Coffee

First originating in the 1940s at the Port of Foynes, in the West of Ireland, by chef Joe Sheridan. Wanting to warm a some weary American passengers, Joe added some whiskey to there glass.  When they inquired what sort of coffee it was, Joe replied, “Irish Coffee”.  The drink became a staple at near by Shannon Airport, where it was discovered by San Francisco travel writer, Stanton Delaplane.  Delaplane was so taken by the cocktail, … Read more

Vieux Carre

Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter.  Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.

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    Warm Wishes

    Marker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat for Southern California conducted a tasting of bourbon and shared some history and background on the brand.

    Take Me Out To The Moneyball-game

    1 oz Frangelico
    2 oz Wild Turkey 101
    1 oz Amaretto
    .25 oz squeezed lemon juice
    1 pinch salt
    4 oz soda water
    Handful of Cracker Jack, finely crushed

    Rub half a lemon around the rim of a glass and place into crushed Cracker Jack to coat the rim. Combine Wild Turkey, Frangelico, Amaretto, lemon juice and salt in a shaker. Mix and strain into a glass with rocks and top with soda … Read more

    Midnight Berry

    1 1/2 oz Canadian Club Classic 12
    3/4 oz DeKuyper Triple Sec
    2 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
    5 fresh blackberries
    3 sage leaves
    1/2 oz egg whites


    Muddle Sage and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add all remaining ingredients and shake with ice, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

    * recipe courtesy of Canadian Club… Read more

    Aberdeen Flip

    This Week’s Drink was created by Max Warner, Chivas brand ambassador and head mixologist. Warner cut his bartending chops at London’s famed Savoy Hotel, so he know his stuff. His Aberdeen Flip is a wonderfully rich cocktail with hints of spice and fruit that will warm any holiday gathering.

    60ml / 2oz Chivas 18
    30ml / 1oz Oloroso Sherry
    1 Whole Egg
    ¼ oz Spiced Syrup
    Dash Chocolate Bitters
    Tsp Blackberry Jam
    Grated Nutmeg… Read more

    Spinning Driedel

    Basil Hayden’s Spinning Driedel
    Created by Max Toste, Boston MA

    2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey
    1 part Pomegranate Juice
    1 tablespoon Fig Preserve
    1 bar spoon Fresh Lemon Juice
    2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

    1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
    2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
    3. Garnish with a lemon peel.

    Courtesy Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey… Read more

    Juniper Shine

    1 ½ oz Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey
    ¾ oz lemon juice
    ¾ oz juniper maple syrup
    ½ stock of rosemary

    Place all ingredients except the moonshine into a shaking tin and muddle. Add The Original Moonshine and ice and shake hard for 7 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with ½ of a rosemary stock singed with a flame for the aroma.

    Courtesy of Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey.… Read more

    Ciderhouse Sangria

    1 bottle of Sandeman Founders Reserve Port
    24 oz apple cider  
    3 oz rye whiskey
    1.5 oz maple syrup
    2 Granny Smith apples
    2 pears

    Dice apples and pears and set aside. Mix all remaining ingredients together in pitcher. Add in apples and pears. Let sit for at least 8-12 hours (or overnight).

    Courtesy of Sandeman Wines.… Read more

    Merry Maker

    Just for the Holidays, a twist on the classic Manhattan. Perfect for a Holiday Gathering!

    2 parts Maker’s 46
    1 part dry vermouth
    ½ part amaro
    Dash of maraschino liqueur
    Dash of orange bitters
    Orange twist for garnish

    Stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish.

    Courtesy Maker’s Mark Bourbon.… Read more

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