Old-Fashioned Cocktail

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Old-Fashioned

The Old-Fashioned is one of the classic American cocktails that has shaped the way that cocktails are made today.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Person who knows their stuff

Ingredients

  • 1 cube Sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 strip Lemon peel
  • 1 strip Orange peel
  • 1 whole Maraschino Cherry
  • 2.5 oz Bourbon
  • 1 slice Orange
  • 1 whole Maraschino Cherry

Instructions

  1. Place a sugar cube in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass 

  2. Saturate the sugar cube with Angostura bitters

  3. Add lemon peel and orange peel along with maraschino cherry and severely beat them

  4. Fill the glass with ice (old-fashioned ice cubes would be best)

  5. Add bourbon and stir until the glass has become chilled

  6. Garnish with orange slice and Maraschino cherry and you're good to go

New Yorker Cocktail

 

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New Yorker

The New Yorker Cocktail can be made with rye or bourbon whiskey but for this occasion, we will focus on the bourbon. 

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Parched New Yorker

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon Or rye depending on your prefference
  • .75 oz Lime Juice Go fresh or go home
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 dash Grenadine Homemade if you have it
  • 1 twist Lemon peel
  • 1 twist Orange peel

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice

  2. Add bourbon or rye whiskey depending on your preference

  3. Add lime juice (fresh would be best)

  4. Add sugar

  5. Add grenadine or homemade grenadine if you have it

  6. Stir the contents of the mixing glass until the outside of the glass is as cold as a well-diggers ass and strain into an old-fashioned glass

  7. Twist the lemon and orange peels over the glass to express their oils, rub the peels around the rim of the glass and drop them into the drink

Nevins Cocktail

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Nevins

The Nevins cocktail features some really great flavors like apricot and grapefruit topped off with angostura bitters. The Nevins is a really well-balanced cocktail.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Dry mouth

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • .5 oz Brandy
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice Fresh would be best
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2.5 ml Angostura Bitters

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice

  2. Add Bourbon

  3. Add brandy while humming "I wanna be down"

  4. Add lemon and grapefruit juices

  5. Add bitters

  6. Shake what your mother gave you and strain into a cocktail glass

Frozen Mint Julep Cocktail

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Frozen Mint Julep

This frosty bitch will keep you nice and cool, whether your cheering on your winning pony or cooling out with friends at a BBQ. Keep this one in mind for the spring and summer.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Dry mouth

Ingredients

  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 3 oz Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice Fresh would be best
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup Homemade if you got it
  • 3 Sprigs Mint

Instructions

  1. Smack the mint leaves around a bit (this helps the leaves release oils and lets them know who is boss) and add them to an old-fashioned glass

  2. Add bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup to the mix, lightly muddle and roll your eyes back into your head and say the magic word "confundo"

  3. Toss the ingredients into a blender (I personally use a ninja blender but any blender will do) with a half cup of crushed ice and blend until it looks like a slush puppy

  4. Pour back into that old-fashioned glass and garnish with a couple of mint sprigs and you're ready to rumble

Muddled Mint Julep

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Muddled Mint Julep

Much like the original, this is a bourbon-based cocktail the difference is in the preparation.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Parched adult

Ingredients

  • 10 leaves Mint You can use more or less depending on your taste
  • 5 ml Symple Syrup
  • 4 oz Kentucky Bourbon
  • 2 sprigs Mint You can add more or less to your liking

Instructions

  1. In a chilled julep cup add 10 mint leaves and your simple syrup (homemade simple syrup is best)

  2. Lighty muddle until you can smell the oils from the mint. And muddle it lightly okay, their just mint leaves your not unclogging a toilet. 

  3. Fill the rest of that julep cup up with crushed ice. (if you don't have a julep cup you can also substitute with a Collins, highball or old-fashioned glass)

  4. Add Bourbon AKA "loudmouth soup"

  5. Lightly stir with a bar spoon  until the cup has begun to frost and garnish with mint sprigs, then you're off to the races

Mint Julep Cocktail

 

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Mint Julep

The mint julep was born in Kentucky at the turn of the 15th century and was used for medicinal purposes, as were many cocktails. It began with herbs and sugar, but the concoction we drink today is classically made with Kentucky Bourbon.  

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 Full grown adult

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Kentucky Bourbon
  • 5 ml Simple Syrup
  • 4 sprig/s Mint Four is a good starting point but you can add more if you need more

Instructions

  1. Fill a julep cup with crushed ice (julep cup's come in various sizes this drink is designed for a 12oz cup)

    The Julep cup can also be substituted with a Collins, highball or old-fashioned glass

  2. Add bourbon (Kentucky Bourbon would be best but any bourbon will do)

  3. Add simple syrup to the mix

  4. Stir with a bar spoon until the outside of the julep cup starts to frost with condensation

  5. Pluck some fresh mint sprigs from the garden and garnish. You're going to want the mint sprigs extending above the rim of the julep cup then toss in a straw and get to drinking

Recipe Notes

To add a little variation you could include a splash of club soda to the Mint Julep Recipe.

Kentucky Stinger Cocktail

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Kentucky Stinger

The original version of the stinger, not to be confused with the Louisville stinger! Both are equally delicious and super simple to make.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Full grown human

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • .25 oz Southern Comfort
  • .25 oz White Creme De Menthe

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice

  2. Add your ingredients to the shaker and shake vigorously until the shaker has become chilled on the outside

  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve

S.S. Manhattan Cocktail

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S.S. Manhattan

This variation of the Kentucky Colonel will get you energized and ready to party your socks off. Not to mention it has vitamins in it, I mean, c'mon that's healthy as hell.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Health nut/jogger

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Bourbon
  • .5 oz Benedictine
  • 1 twist Lemon
  • 2.5 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 slice Orange

Instructions

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice

  2. Add bourbon and Benedictine and stir it like a witch at midnight

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with fresh (always fresh) orange juice

  4. Garnish with an orange wheel

Kentucky Colonel Cocktail

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Kentucky Colonel

There's also a variation of this drink called the S.S. Manhattan that I highly recommend. Unless of course, you don't like orange juice then this variation is not for you. Move along.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Dry mouthed adult

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Bourbon
  • .5 oz Benedictine
  • 1 twist Lemon

Instructions

  1. Fill a chilled mixing glass with ice

  2. Stir in the liquid ingredients while saying the magic words "Sim sala bim bamba sala do saladim"

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

  4. With a lemon twist express some oils over the drink and run the peel around the rim of the glass, drop it into the drink and prepare for lift off

John Collins Cocktail

 

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John Collins

Okay, so there's a few variations of this drink and every one of them is amazing! First, you have the original Tom Collins, then John Collins, Mike Collins and their bratty but still delicious little sister, Sandy Collins. My prescription to you is to try them all.

Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Dry gob

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice If you care about yourself at all, choose fresh. Always fresh.
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup Avoid complicated syrups
  • 5 oz Club Soda
  • 1 slice Lemon
  • 1 slice Orange
  • 1 whole Maraschino Cherry

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker full of ice

  2. Add your liquid ingredients, the bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup

  3. Shake it over your head while screeching "don't look at me"

  4. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass and top with some chilled club soda

  5. Garnish with the fruit and BAM you're back to sippin