Articles Tagged: Whiskey

The Perfect Mint Julep

Just in time for the derby, this involved, but oh so worth it julep recipe comes to us form the folks at Maker’s Mark. I think they know a bit about mint juleps.

Ingredients

    1 liter Makers Mark
    Lots of fresh spearmint
    Distilled water
    Granulated sugar
    Powdered sugar

Directions

This recipe is involved but worth it. If you must skip # 1, mint extract can be purchased at the local grocery.

1. To prepare the … Read more

Jimmy Russell’s Mint Julep

I had the pleasure to meet Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at this past Fall’s whiskeyfest. Jimmy is a true legend in bourbon distilling, having been at it for 54 years. One thing Jimmy has learned in his years is that the perfect cocktail for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. 

With 54 Derbies under his belt, Russell’s Julep has been precisely refined. He uses his higher proof of Wild Turkey 101, which … Read more

Smoky Martini – Palomino, San Francisco

After a meeting, we ended up at Palomino on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.The place is known for a great bar, wonderful bay views and innovative cocktails. Our server, Marsha, suggested I try this vodka martini flavored with a splash of 18 year old Glenlivet and Nolly Pratt Dry Vermouth. Not one to mix my vodka and whiskey, I was skeptical to say the least. Marsha ensured me it was tasty. She was right. The Scotch gave … Read more

Orange Bourbon Press

From reader Jon comes a great way to dress up your bourbon. Perfect for spring!

Ingredients

2 oz bourbon
½ oz Grand Marnier
Soda water
Ginger ale
An orange slice

Instructions

In an old-fashioned glass, muddle the orange slice (remove the rind and set it aside to be used as the garnish) and a splash of soda water. Add bourbon and Grand Marnier. Stir. Add ice and top with equal parts soda water and ginger … Read more

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today everyone is Irish! Grab a green beer, a shot of Irish Whiskey and don something green.

Check out the official St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Dublin. Jameson is throwing a world wide party. See where to go in your town Jameson 360.

Irish whiskey reviews

Jameson
Jameson 12
Tullamore Dew

A few St. Patrick’s Day Facts and Toasts. And just for kicks, learn how to fold a dollar bill into a shamrock.

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Cork Comfort

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Irish Buck

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Dingle Dram

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Celtic Mix Cocktail

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Night Club & Bar Convention – Las Vegas

This week DOTW was in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade show. And what a show it is! We were immediately greeted by pumping club music, hip modern booths and flowing samples of every kind of liquor, beer and mixer imaginable.

Our first stop was at PINK Vodka (pictured left), which is infused with caffeine & guarana, perfect for an early Vegas morning. OK, it was 11 O’Clock. They … Read more

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