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The Manhattan cocktail may be the best know whiskey cocktail. Of course, the aren’t forgetting the Old Fashioned, OK maybe it is a tie. Although it’s origins are in dispute (like most cocktails), the Manhattan cocktail originated in Manhattan (Surprise!) sometime during the 1870′s.
Served up or on the rocks, a basic Manhattan cocktail consists of Bourbon or Rye, purists insist on Rye, sweet vermouth and Angostura bitters. Unless asked for it a proper Manhattan … Read more
Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon. Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.
Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon.
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.
This week’s drink is a twist on the classic Negroni. Rather than using a London Dry Gin, this Negroni uses Genever, from which Gin originated.
1.5 oz Bols Genever
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a pre-chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a large orange zest.
Courtesy of Bols Genever.
2 oz Revolucion Anejo
.5 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz rosemary-infused honey*
Build ingredients in glass of your choice. Add 2.5 oz. of very hot water from the kettle. Stir. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary pierced through a lemon half wheel.
*To make rosemary-infused honey, dissolve honey in hot water on the stovetop in a ratio of 1:1. Let cool for an hour with a bunch of rosemary in the pot. The … Read more
Inspired by HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the Lucky Luciano character played by Vincent Piazza. The cocktail combines Basil Hayden’s warm and spicy Super-Premium bourbon with sweet maple syrup and a cherry for a wonderful libation to enjoy during the show!
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
½ part sweet vermouth
½ part dry vermouth
½ part maple syrup
2 dashes of bitters
Stir together the bourbon, vermouths, maple syrup and bitters over ice in … Read more
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