Whiskey Recipes

Plum Smash

This week’s drink is my favorite of this summer! Juicy, dark-red plums combine with thyme and bourbon to make a surprisingly complex cocktail. The vanilla notes of the bourbon underscore the tart and sweet flavors to make for a refreshing and fresh tasting drink.

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American Dad

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Backyard Barbeque Michelada

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Father’s Day is around the corner and this year mix your Dad up a Backyard Barbeque Michelada, a cocktail created by mixologist Jim Meehan owner of PDT in New York City. He created this unique cocktail as the perfect accompaniment to an evening spent outdoors.

If you really want to impress Dad, turn him on to the new trend of flasktails. Get him a nice flask, fill it with a Backyard Barbeque Michelda. Dad will … Read more

Spring-Time Manhattan

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Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark
½ parts Maurin Quina Liqueur
1 bar spoon Stirrings Ginger
4 dashes Peychauds Bitters
1 heaping bar spoon of orange marmalade

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake until frost forms on the tin. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh orange twist.

Recipe by Josh Lewis (Blush). Courtesy of Maker’s Mark Whisky.

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The Old Fashioned 101

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Italian Stallion

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Tin Cup

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Kentucky Apple Sour

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Louisville Cocktail

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Dress up your bourbon for Derby day!

Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
½ part Lillet Rouge
½ part Lillet Blanc

Directions:
Combine ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a large orange twist.

Courtesy of Basil Hayden Bourbon.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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(The Peanuts & Cracker Jack Cocktail)

Ingredients:
2 oz Wild Turkey 101
1 oz Frangelico
1 oz Amaretto
¼ oz squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch salt
4 oz soda water
Handful of Cracker Jacks, finely crushed

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