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On the Julep

A dram of spirituous liquor that has mint steeped in it, taken by Virginians of a morning. The Mint Julep is rumored to have led to as many arguments over the nature of the drink as the Martini, if not … Continue reading

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Honey Lime Toddy

We are fresh out of lemons, so I made a hot toddy this afternoon using my standard recipe but substituting lime for the lemon. Honey Lime Toddy 1 oz. honey 1 oz. lime juice 1 oz. bourbon 6 oz. boiling … Continue reading

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Spiced Bourbon

Using the spiced syrup from the Honeycrisp Apple cocktail, make a variation of the Old Fashioned. I’ve drunk the following with both Evan Williams and Tuthilltown Baby Bourbon, and both go well with the spices in the syrup. The Tuthilltown … Continue reading

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Orange Bourbon Toddy

The girls made a pumpkin bundt cake the other day, which called for an orange syrup. I had some left over, and tonight made a hot toddy. Several others in the house are sick or getting sick. I’m not yet, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon Marinade

1/4 c. Buffalo Trace Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper Combine the ingredients, then let your meat soak … Continue reading

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A Spirit, Sugar, Water, and Bitters

This week I have been concentrating on the Old Fashioned, varying which bourbon I use, which bitters, which garnish, and the balance of sugar and water. I should, however, stop saving this last cherry for the next Rob Roy. The … Continue reading

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A Highland Fling

Suppose you’ve become infatuated with Rob Roy Rob Roy Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain 1 3/4 oz Scotch (5 cl, 7/16 gills) 3/4 oz sweet vermouth (2 cl, 3/16 gills) 1 dash orange bitters or Angostura bitters … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is probably not a drink you want to order where you can’t see them fix it, and thus are unable to correct mistakes made in the preparation. I had a sickly sweet one on Mother’s Day, and … Continue reading

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I’ll take a Manhattan

After a late, or early for me, arrival home from the office, I fried up a pair of cheeseburgers. I’m not quite ready to drink the Budweiser I have in the house, so what cocktail might go with a cheeseburger? … Continue reading

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