Christmas Toddy

Christmas Toddy (Makes two) 0.5 oz Pine or Douglas Fir sprigs 3 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey 1 tbs mild honey 1 tsp lemon juice Place tree sprigs in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, remove from burner, cover with a lid, steep for 3 minutes, then strain to make a tea*….

Manhattan Obscura

Manhattan Obscura 2 oz Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey 0.5 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina 0.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with cherry (preferably whiskey-soaked). Fall and Winter grapple for dominance as the days grow shorter. It’s the perfect time of year to go for…

An American in Canada

An American in Canada 1.5 oz Four Roses Yellow Bourbon 0.75 oz Neige Apple Ice Wine 0.75 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 0.5 oz lime juice 1.5 tsp maple syrup 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish. Recent events have many Americans wondering what the hell happened to…

Whiskey on Provence Thyme

Whiskey on Provence Thyme 1.5 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey 1.5 oz Manguin Farigoule liqueur 0.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 1.5 tsp thyme simple syrup ( recipe below) 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Pour ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir to chill. Strain over an ice globe in a chilled double old-fashioned glass….

Apple of my Rye

Apple of my Rye 1.5 oz Redemption Rye Whiskey 1 oz Art in the Age Root Organic Liqueur 2 oz apple cider 1.5 oz Millstone Sidra Americana Rustic Basque Style Cider Shake with ice, then strain over a large ice cube into a rocks glass. Garnish with apple wheel. This week, summer finally gave way…

Cornutopia

Cornutopia 8 corn purée ice cubes (recipe below) 1 standard ice cube 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon 2 oz milk 1.25 oz peach & tarragon shrub (recipe below) Blend ingredients on high until no chunks remain. Serve in 10 oz glass. Garnish with peach slice and sprig of tarragon. As Labor Day approaches and summer…

Yours Truel-ly

Yours Truel-ly Recipe 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey (I used Bulleit Bourbon.) 1 oz Campari 1 oz Amontillado Medium Sherry (I used Savory & James Deluxe Medium Sherry Amontillado.) Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist. I’ve been invited to a fiftieth birthday party, and the hostess has asked me…

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may have been more excited than we…

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee Recipe: 1.5 oz. Bushmills Irish Whiskey .75 oz. hot simple syrup 5-7 oz. freshly brewed coffee Heavy cream, lightly whipped Pour Bushmills and simple syrup in an 8-10 oz.  of glass (See the Bodum Pavina 8.5 -Ounce Double-Wall heat-pro Thermo Tumbler/DOF Glass above). Fill with coffee to within a centimeter of the top of the…

Honey, I’m Home

Nostalgia in a glass, Honey I’m home features Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky and tobacco-smoke honey simple syrup.