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Prince Edward

There are a couple different variations of the Prince Edward cocktail, one has orange bitters, one does not. The one we will focus on has orange bitters.

  • 1.5 oz Scotch
  • .5 oz Lillet Blanc (Wine based aperitif)
  • .25 oz Drambuie
  • 1 slice Orange
  1. Fill a shaker with ice

  2. Add scotch, Lillet Blanc, Drambuie

  3. Shake while saying the magic words “sim sala bim bomba, sala do sala dim”

  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with the orange slice

Old-Fashioned Cocktail Thu, 26 Oct 2017 20:08:03 +0000 Continue reading "Old-Fashioned Cocktail"



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

  • 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
  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

Piore William Fizz Cocktail Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:43:59 +0000 Continue reading "Piore William Fizz Cocktail"


Poire Williams Fizz Cocktail

Poire Williams is a type of pear that is used to make a colorless brandy!

  • 1.5 oz Blended Whiskey
  • .5 oz Pear Brandy
  • 2.5 oz Grapefruit Juice (Fresh would be best)
  • 4 oz Club Soda
  • 1 whole Maraschino Cherry
  1. Fill a highball glass with ice

  2. Add blended whiskey

  3. Add pear brandy

  4. Add grapefruit juice (fresh would be best)

  5. Top off the drink with some club soda and garnish with a cherry

  6. Now get to mingling 

Pink Almond Cocktail Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:21:30 +0000 Continue reading "Pink Almond Cocktail"


Pink Almond

There are a few different variations of the Pink Almond cocktail, we will be focussing on the simpler of the bunch.

  • 1 oz Blended Whiskey
  • .5 oz Amaretto
  • .5 oz Kirsch
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice (Fresh squeezed if you can help it)
  • 1 slice Lemon
  1. Fill a shaker with ice

  2. Add whiskey, amaretto, kirsch and lemon juice to the shaker and shake the hell out of it

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon slice and get to sippin

New Yorker Cocktail Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:53:54 +0000 Continue reading "New Yorker Cocktail"


New Yorker

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

  • 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
  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 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:24:57 +0000 Continue reading "Nevins Cocktail"



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.

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • .5 oz Brandy
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice (Fresh would be best)
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2.5 ml Angostura Bitters
  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 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:27:50 +0000 Continue reading "Frozen Mint Julep Cocktail"


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.

  • 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
  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 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:04:56 +0000 Continue reading "Muddled Mint Julep"


Muddled Mint Julep

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

  • 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)
  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 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:28:08 +0000 Continue reading "Mint Julep Cocktail"


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.  

  • 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)
  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

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

Mint Condition Cocktail Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:42:41 +0000 Continue reading "Mint Condition Cocktail"


Mint Condition

If there was ever a reason to keep your bar stocked with peppermint schnapps, the Mint Condition cocktail is that reason.

  • .75 oz Bourbon
  • .75 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • .75 oz Vodka
  • .5 oz Khalua
  1. Fill a shaker with ice

  2. Add bourbon

  3. add that outrageously delicious peppermint schnapps

  4. Add vodka (Stoli if you got it)

  5. Add khalua

  6. Shake until all of the ingreadients have melded together and the shaker has become frosted on the outside

  7. Strain into a sour glass and you’re ready to drink