Bourbon Heritage month

BH Month, Day 17 – The Manhattan

The Manhattan This classic cocktail takes its name from likely being developed in New York City. The traditional recipe Calls for 2 parts American Whiskey and 1 part sweet vermouth and aromatic bitters. Rye whiskey was probably the most readily available whiskey in the north east at the time the cocktail was created- and through… Continue reading BH Month, Day 17 – The Manhattan

Bourbon Heritage month, Recipes

BH Month, Day 16 – Red Sangria

Red Sangria Wine is probably the earliest alcoholic beverage- all it takes to make wine is to let grape juice sit for a few days and allow the naturally occurring yeasts to do their work. While you will end up with wine- it is not necessarily the highest quality wine. One way to remedy this… Continue reading BH Month, Day 16 – Red Sangria

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Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 13 – Decorative Gourd Season

  Decorative Gourd Season The first hint of fall in the air, and we are running for the cider cocktails. Summer may be refusing to give up, but cooler temps and all things autumn are right around the corner. #FALLELUJAH This recipe was named after the McSweeney’s article, “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*ckers” that was… Continue reading Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 13 – Decorative Gourd Season

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Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 6 – The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier Today we celebrate another classic, the Boulevardier. It is a riff on the Negroni, allegedly created in Paris by American expat Erskine Gwynne who published a magazine called The Boulevardier. The Traditional recipe calls for equal parts of Bourbon, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth. More contemporary versions tend to be more spirit forward. We… Continue reading Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 6 – The Boulevardier

Bourbon Heritage month, Recipes

Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 5 – The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned No celebration of bourbon would be complete without a tribute to perhaps its most iconic cocktail. The Old Fashioned is thought to be the original cocktail. The oldest writings describe it as distilled spirit, water, sugar, and bitters.  It is rumored that this cocktail earned its name after other cocktails were created… Continue reading Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 5 – The Old Fashioned