Archive of ‘Whiskey’ category

Debate One, an election cocktail

Just a few more weeks and the pain will be over, or maybe just starting for some. Without taking sides in the November election results or tonight’s first of the three Clinton-Trump debates, we offer this truly American Tennessee whisky (no “e”, please) reinforced cocktail flavored with a lemon twist and supported by two imports, […]


Cordiality, whisky cocktail

Let us celebrate the day of whisky, without an “e.” We’ve taken a touch of single malt and married it with a British dash of Elderflower Cordial, a few drops of fresh orange, and served it up on the rocks in celebration of this August day. Cordiality 2 ounces Scotch whisky 1/4 ounce Elderflower cordial […]


Sour Mash Marmalade, whisky cocktail

Here’s a tribute to the Tennessee sour mash elixir produced by George Dickel, an American company that spells whisky without the “e.” It riffs off a whiskey sour but the hard citrus notes are balanced by using a good quality thick-cut orange marmalade. The mint provides a nice herbal touch. Sour Mash Marmalade 1 1/2 […]


Midnight Cowboy, whiskey cocktail

This is not a daytime cocktail. The whiskey, rum, and cream push this recipe firmly into the after-dinner category. If you can find it, use Baby Blue, a blue-corn whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas. Another choice, and definitely available, is George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash. Midnight Cowboy 2 ounces of whiskey 1 ounce […]


Black Eye, whiskey cocktail

This has been a work-in-progress for the past 5 years. It may still need work. The idea was to build, in the drink, some of the color in a black eye. Trying to give a taste profile with a bit of punch — well, that has been the interesting part. Any ideas? Black Eye 1 […]


Texas Two Lane, bourbon cocktail

Do not confuse this drink with the previously posted Texas Two Step. This cocktail name refers to the way some Lone Star state drivers drive. Here’s how it works: The sudden break to exit must be made while traveling at no less than 60 m.p.h., at least 2 lanes to the left, and no more […]


Kentucky Cloud, bourbon cocktail

Here’s a bourbon drink masquerading in an egg white concoction. Is this a bourbon Ramos Fizz? Or a Bourbon Sour with foam? We don’t know to which category this belongs, but a touch of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash with its smoke flavor makes this worth a try. Kentucky Cloud 2 ounces Kentucky whiskey 1 […]


Red Snapper, whiskey cocktail

Just can’t seem to shake off the use of shrubs in recent recipes. Probably because we made too many; let this be a warning to all. If you use our shrub recipe, you may want to halve the ingredients. The shrub in this drink provides a fruit balance, cranberry juice gives this color and tartness, […]


Before Dinner, aperitif cocktail

We were looking for a quick, pre-dinner whiskey drink, one that would pique the appetite. And one that would use ingredients on hand. There was a bottle of Colorado rye, the Italian vermouth Punt e Mes, and the paper-wrapped bottle of Peychauds bitters. Five minutes later, we were sipping and planning dinner. Before Dinner 1 […]


Not So Sour, whiskey cocktail

First, there is nothing wrong with a whiskey sour. The tang of the citrus against the warming aftertaste of the whiskey makes it a great drink. But some folks prefer a softer citrus note. This drink uses fresh cocktail grapefruit juice to ease the tang. We’ve also returned to Tin Cup, the Denver-made light whiskey, […]


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