The first organic cocktail book ever has now been written by Paul Abercrombie called Organic, Shaken and Stirred: Hip Highballs, Modern Martinis, and Other Totally Green Cocktails. Paul has written for The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast and National Geographic Traveler. Listen to our podcast radio interview with Paul below, click play.  Paul shares some organic… Read more »

Great Tastes of Bourbons with Jaye Beeler

In Bourbon Country, we meet foodies from all over who travel here just for Bourbon whiskey. We recently met Jaye Beeler, journalist and Food Editor of The Grand Rapid Press . She just wrote two fantastic Bourbon articles: Tips for Traveling Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and Basking in Bourbon on those links.  With her Kentucky heritage,… Read more »

Four Godfathers Recipe

4 Godfathers Recipe Four Godfathers is said to have originated at a private 21st birthday party in the Hudson Valley during the Summer of 1993. Scale ingredients to servings 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey 1 oz Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky 1 oz Jim Beam bourbon whiskey 1 oz Jose Cuervo Especial gold tequila Pour the… Read more »

Bourbon Brownies Recipe and Video

Now that Knob Creek Bourbon whiskey is flowing again, drink up and make some Bourbon brownies with it too! Video interview with Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe at the Knob Creek House follows below this recipe. Ingredients: 1 box family size brownies ½ cup pecans, chopped ¼ cup Knob Creek Bourbon ½ cup soft… Read more »


Macintoddy from Joe McGuirk of Highland Kitchen, Somerville, MA 6 oz. spiced cider (see below) 1 1/4 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon 1/2 t. allspice 3/4 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur 1 orange slice To make spiced cider, boil a gallon of apple cider with 2 cinnamon sticks and an orange studded with 10 cloves;… Read more »

Hot Toddy by Emma Hollander of Trina’s Starlite Lounge

Hot Toddy by Emma Hollander of  Trina’s Starlite Lounge , Somerville MA 1 1/2 oz. Old Overholt straight rye whiskey or Jim Beam bourbon 3/4 oz. spicy syrup (see note) 3/4 oz. maple syrup 4 oz. hot water 2 lemon wedges Mix ingredients together with a straw. Serve in a mug. Note: At Trina’s Starlight Lounge, Emma Hollander uses a… Read more »

Chocolate Cranberry Cakes with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Individual Chocolate Cranberry Cakes with Bourbon Whipped Cream from 10 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup Bourbon whiskey 2 teaspoons Bourbon whiskey 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (not more than 60% cacao if marked) — chopped 1/4 cup pecans — toasted and cooled 3 large eggs — separated 1/2… Read more »

Bourbon and Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Yes, you can mix your Bourbons and Moët & Chandon this New Year’s Eve. The French and the Kentuckians have never got along better. This Champagne Cocktail comes from The Woodford Reserve Culinary Cocktail Tour: A Journey With Bourbon, complied by Peggy Stevens and Ronni Lundy.  Happy 2010 from!  Recipe below.. Ingredients: 1 oz Woodford… Read more »