Bourbon Collins

Bourbon Collins

With summer upon us, it is time to start enjoying some refreshing cocktails out by the barbecue.  Nothing says barbecue like bourbon, so we created a cocktail that is a twist on a classic.  We substituted bourbon for the gin in a Tom Collins and came out with a winner.  If you are looking for a light and refreshing bourbon cocktail, this is your recipe.

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake – Thirsty Thursday

Chocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake

I love ice cream, I love chocolate and I love bourbon.  Yep, ice cream and bourbon.  It is getting hot outside and the best way to beat the heat is a spiked milkshake.  Milkshakes with liquor are awesome! I have created a new spiked milkshake that mimics the flavors of a cherry cordial.  It is … Read moreChocolate Covered Cherry Spiked Milkshake – Thirsty Thursday

Red Hot Stag – Thirsty Thursday

I love Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon from Jim Beam.  It is freaking delicious!  I know what you are thinking, Red Stag tastes great as-is! There really is no need to mix this stuff at all.  However, this stuff tastes so good that it screams to be mixed in a cocktail.  I stumbled into this … Read moreRed Hot Stag – Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday – Busted Brown Cocktail

Busted Brown

I’m back with cocktails on a weekly basis.  The new installment is called Thirsty Thursday.  I will feature cocktails, wines and beers that I really enjoy!  To start it off I am going to feature my favorite liquor, Bourbon!  I love bourbon, so I wanted to feature it in my first drink back. Busted Brown … Read moreThirsty Thursday – Busted Brown Cocktail

NY Strip Steaks with Bourbon Steak Sauce

NY strips with bourbon steak sauce

I purchased a ton of Kingsford Charcoal as fuel for cooking during the Hurricane.  I ended up not needing it all, so I decided to start grilling more with the charcoal grill.  Although it may take a tad bit longer to set up, using a charcoal grill gives you a ton of flavor.  It is … Read moreNY Strip Steaks with Bourbon Steak Sauce

Bourbon Breeze

Bourbon Breeze

I love bourbon!  It is one of my favorite liquors in the whole world.  I am always messing around with it and I finally made a nice light and refreshing cocktail with it.  I know there are others, but I wanted to create a cocktail for the summer.  One that could handle the hot summer temperatures … Read moreBourbon Breeze

New York Zip Cocktail

New York Zip

The other day I was rummaging through my kitchen looking for a nice cocktail to make.  I found some bourbon, apple juice and ginger ale.  I don’t know about you but it sounded like a good time to me.  I combined the ingredients and made a cocktail.  It had a nice little zip from the … Read moreNew York Zip Cocktail

Homemade Egg Nog

There is no drink that is more in the holiday spirit than egg nog.  Today I am going to be making it from scratch.   I know you can pick up the pre-made stuff from 7-11 to the pharmacy, but this stuff is 100 times better.  I have only had the pre-packaged egg nog till today and the prepackaged stuff does not even compare.  I hated the store bought egg nog, actually I was thinking about not even trying to make it.  In the end I did and I am completely surprised with the results.  I like egg nog.  Let me say that again, I love egg nog.  Who knew.  Granted it takes a few steps to make homemade egg nog, but it is totally worth it.  Plus this recipe includes bourbon.  The egg nog at the corner store does not have bourbon in it, does it?  Take that corner store egg nog, this egg nog is better.

Egg Nog
Egg Nog

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.

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Root Bourbon Float

Happy Veterans Day!!!  Federal Holiday and nobody seems to be working here in DC.  So it is a good thing that it happened to fall on a Wednesday.  Yep, Cocktail Wednesday.  The other day I went to the store and they had real Root Beer on sale.  Not that caramel colored stuff that we know and love.  Real brewed root beer.  So I picked some up.  After tasting it I went through my bar and found that Bourbon worked magically with it.  Then one thing led to another and I ended up grabbing some vanilla ice cream and the Root Bourbon Float was born.

Root Bourbon Float
Root Bourbon Float

The root beer reacts with the ice cream and creates a delicious foam.

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The Old Fashioned

I want to let everyone know that I do read all of the emails that I get. There was a common theme in my emails this last month. Lets set this up. About a month ago I was extremely busy and didn’t have enough time to thoroughly read and review a cookbook. So I wrote a post about the Green Monster Cocktail.  Since that day I have been getting a ton of emails from loyal readers saying that they would prefer a cocktail over a book review.  I say if you want a cocktail, I will deliver.  Plus it allows me to drink on the job.  Hooray!!!  I know that some people like the book reviews so I am going to throw a link to one every so often.  A full review won’t be featured on the main page, but a link to the full review will be provided.  So here we go.  Time for a cocktail.

The Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned

This week I decided to go old school and make a drink reminiscent of the 50’s as I have been watching a lot of Mad Men (a great TV show, check it out).

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