A Smoking Good Bloody Mary

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 31, 2014

Bloody Mary Mix
makes 10cups


1 quart tomato puree

1 cup dill pickle juice
1 cup caper juice
3 tbsp. prepared horseradish
1.5 oz. high-quality soy sauce

2 oz. Tabasco pepper sauce
2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
1 tsp. fresh-ground white pepper
1.5 oz. Worcestershire sauce
30 dashes Angostura bitters                                                                                                                                                                       Combine all ingredients and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Preparation: Pour 2 oz. of your favorite vodka into …

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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

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

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.