Mint Julep

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 2, 2015

It’s the 141st Kentucky Derby—the traditional libation is the mint julep. The Julep has been served at the Derby every year since 1938. Easy to make, and smooth to drink. Here’s a great way to toast your pick from this year’s line-up.

Ingredients: 4oz.kentucky bourbon or whiskey. 1tsp. Simple syrup (1cup water,2 cups sugar—bring water to a boil, remove from burner-stir in …

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Aguas frescas

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 25, 2015

Aguas frescas (Spanish “cool waters”) are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. They are popular in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Some of the more common flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and agua de horchata. Aguas frescas are sold principally by street vendors but can …

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The Bourbon Rickey

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 11, 2015

Though its cousin the Gin Rickey is more common today, this classic cocktail recipe can also be made with bourbon.

INGREDIENTS: Half a lime, 1.5 oz Bourbon, Club soda, Glass: Highball

 PREPARATION: Fill a highball glass with cracked ice. Squeeze the lime juice into the glass and then drop it in. Add the bourbon and fill with club soda. Stir briefly to combine



Posted by Mr BBQ on April 10, 2015

Fresh mint syrup and Cyner help add an herbal earthiness to this refeshing cocktail. (Courtesy of Imbibe Magazine and Grandpa Johnson’s)

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. vodka, 1/2 oz. Cynar, 1/2 oz. mint syrup, 1oz. fresh lemon juice, 1,5 oz tonic water. Mint sprig for garnishe.

Mint Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup rich simple syrup witrh a handful of freshj mint …

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Easter Punch (family friendly)

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 4, 2015

Our annual Easter Tradition Libation-great as a family friendly way to toast the easter holiday. Easter Punch:

Ingredients: 12 cups pineapple juice, 1 cup lime juice,1.5 cups lemon juice,7 cups ginger ale, 3 cups club soda,3 cups orange juice,,1 big block of Ice or bag of Ice Cubes

Preparation: Pour liquid ingredients into a punch bowl or beverage cooler filled either with …

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