Hot Buttered Rum

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 29, 2014

Next to egg nog, this libation is a holiday tradition in many homes—Hot Buttered Rum— Spiced rum drinks are especially popular during the winter months. Charles Coulombe, author of Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World, writes that rum has always been an “important component of American holiday celebrations”, and given the Puritanical ban on outright …

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The Vixen

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 22, 2014

This is the cover beverage of this year’s Imbibe Magazine holiday issue. Mediocre cranberry juice is claimed to be the inspirtation behind this festival holiday punch.

Ingredients: 3 cups of vodka, 12 oz. rosemary infused cranberry juice, 8oz. Aperol, 4oz. simple syrup, 2oz. fresh lemon juice, 2 cups soda water, Garnish–frozen cranberries and lemon wheels.


Rosemary-Cranberry Juice Preparation: 48 oz (4-12 …

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The Maple Orchard

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 15, 2014

A simple cocktail with fall’s best ingredients, and flavors,¬†just in time for holiday gatherings.

Ingredients: 4 oz bourbon, 4 oz. apple puree, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. maple syrup,1/4 tsp. cinnamon, apple slices & cinnamon sticks for garnish [optional]

Preparation: Core, peel, and quarter apples. Puree in blender until the consistency is smooth like apple sauce. Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple …

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The Harvey Wallbanger

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 8, 2014

Let’s trip back to the 60s and 70s for this once popular cocktail. The cocktail is reported to have been invented in 1952 by three-time world champion mixologist Donato “Duke” Antone (Paolantonio). The Harvey Wallbanger’s popularity is largely a result of the promotional efforts of George Bednar, a former football player and Galliano sales manager based in California. The drink …

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Maple-Cranberry Bourbon Smashed

Posted by Mr BBQ on November 1, 2014

Use Oregon-grown fresh cranberries to make this batched wintry smash. Fruity and flavorful! (courtesy of Imbibe Magazine)

INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. fresh orange zest,2 oz. fresh orange juice, 6 fresh cinnamon sticks,9 oz. bourbon,

PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients, except bourbon, in a saucepan, then lightly muddle and bring to a boil for 1 minute. …

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