Articles Tagged: Bourbon

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Review

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A friend recently went home to visit family in his old Kentucky home and was nice enough to bring us back a bottle of 1792. As you may know—I think that I have said it before—, the hubby and the brother-in-law love bourbon and currently they seem to be in a bourbon phase (after a long affair with another love, Irish whiskey). The 1792 got the bourbon brothers’ thumbs-up. As you can imagine, it took … Read more

Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon Review

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Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon comes from our friends at the Firefly distillery. They import Buffalo Trace Bourbon from Kentucky and infuse with their proprietary sweet tea recipe. Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon is the ultimate Southern treat, the marrying of Bourbon and sweet tea.

The Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon is almost the same color as the vodka but with darker brown hues to the highlights through the amber liquid. On the nose, the Sweet Tea Bourbon … Read more

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Review

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September is National Bourbon Month and we are celebrating with tons of reviews, cocktails and history lessons!

The name started in 1940 when a distillery executive took a sample on a wild turkey hunting trip and it stuck. The next year, his buddies asked for some of that wild turkey whisky and a brand was born (the distillery had existed prior to Prohibition and started upon again as soon as Prohibition ended). Wild Turkey’s other … Read more

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.… Read more

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Review

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Angel’s Envy is a new entrant in the bourbon market launched in 2010 by Lincoln Henderson, a master distiller with over 40 years in the business. Angel’s Envy has many unique qualities from its distiller to its finish in port barrels to its bottle inspired by early 20th century whiskey bottles. Each bottle is stamped with a set of angel’s wings, which are more commonly seen on the backs of strippers these days than bottles … Read more

Italian Stallion

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Bourbon Balls

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Bourbon is magic, and bless Kentucky for giving it to us!

This Southern treat takes less than 30 minutes to whip up and is perfect for a whole host of occasions — Kentucky Derby, Christmas, Wednesday nights…

The bourbon flavor deepens over time, so leftovers (if there are any!) aren’t a problem. They keep for 12-15 days if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons … Read more

Kentucky Apple Sour

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In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a recipe from our book, DIY Cocktails. Horse racing and bourbon go hand in hand, but you don’t have to be in the stands wearing your best seersucker suit or fancy hat to enjoy a little bit of Kentucky at home!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz  fresh apple juice
½ oz  fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail … Read more

Choosing Bourbon for Your Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

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With the Kentucky Derby coming up, thoughts are turning to the mint julep. This cocktail has been the signature drink of Churchill Downs since 1938, when they started serving the mint julep in souvenir glasses for 75 cents each.

If you don’t think the word “julep” sounds particularly Southern, you’re right. The cocktail, known as “julab,” originated in Arabia centuries ago. Eventually, it made its way to the US — with little changes along the … Read more

Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie

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It’s almost Kentucky Derby time! If you’re looking for a traditional Southern treat to serve along with Mint Juleps on Derby Day, look no further than Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie. It’s chocolatey with a touch of bourbon. Whether your horse wins or loses, you’ll still have pie. Delicious, sweet pie.

Ingredients

    ½ cup flour
    1 cup sugar
    ½ cup butter, melted
    2 eggs, beaten
    3 tbs bourbon 
    1 cup chopped pecans
    11 oz semi-sweet chocolate

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