The REAL, Classic Mint Julep

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 3, 2014

Here’s an antebellum version that’s close to the early-nineteenth-century Southern julep, historically made with cognac and rum instead of bourbon, which includes a touch of sorghum syrup in place of simple syrup for an extra hit of flavor

8–10 mint leaves
2 bar spoons of sorghum syrup
2 oz. cognac
½ oz. Jamaica rum
Mint sprig
Powdered sugar

In a julep cup, lightly muddle
 mint leaves and …

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Washington’s Mule

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 26, 2014

Spirited applejack adds a splash of Americana to this peppery take on the traditional Moscow Mule. (From Imbibe Magazine)
1 1/2 oz. applejack
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Ginger beer
Garnish: lime wedge

Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with ginger beer and garnish.

Easter Punch (family friendly)

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 19, 2014

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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Posted by Mr BBQ on April 12, 2014

With the forecast calling for abundant sunshine this weekend-got to feeling Tropicale! So here’s a tropical flavored drink to match the warmth and goodness of the sunshine!

Ingredients: 1/2oz. crème de cassis (black currant liqueur),1/2oz. peach schnapps, 2oz cranberry juice, 2oz.fresh squeezed orange juice, 1oz fresh squeezed lime juice. Optional a splash of club soda-to cut the sweetness.

Preparation: In a collins …

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Cherry Blossom Martini

Posted by Mr BBQ on April 5, 2014

Cherry blossoms are blooming all over the Northwest. Here’s a libation inspired by these beautiful spring blooms.

Ingredients:  2oz. cold sake, 1/2oz orange liqueur, 1 oz. cranberry juice, 1/2oz. fresh lime juice, 2 dashes orange bitters.

Preparation: Put it all into an ice filled shaker. Shake it up baby, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.