The Manhatten—AKA Bourbon Martini

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 17, 2014

Manhattan is a cocktail made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The cocktail is often stirred and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in a lowball glass.

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. bourbon, 3/4oz. sweet vermouth, dash of bitters, maraschino cherry for garnish.

Preparation: In …

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The Spicy Paloma

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 10, 2014

Adapted from a recipe in Garden & Gun Magazine. This is a spicy, citrus flavored libation that combines some unusual ingredients. Bartenders: Gabriel Orta & Elad Zvi, The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami

Ingredients:
2 oz. Silver tequila
1 oz. spicy syrup
¾ oz. lime juice, plus lime wheels
2 oz. grapefruit soda
Sage sprig
Small dusting of Chile powder

Preparation: In a tall glass, combine tequila, spicy syrup, …

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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

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

Preparation
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)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. applejack
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Ginger beer
Garnish: lime wedge

Preparation:
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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