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2011 NCAA Final Four Basketball is proud to offer the second annual installment of our celebratory shots for final four finishes during March Madness. As last year, we enjoyed the idea of a toasting to one’s team in our Celebratory Shots for Final Four Finishes– a way to spread the jubilation or tragedy, so to speak.

Once again, we chose spirits that are common to thier geographic areas of origin. Additionally, we have selected ingredients that also have indigenous or flavor profile meanings.

So, gather some friends and prepare to cheer or jeer with these fun concoctions!

University of Kentucky

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon by Heaven Hill Distilleries 2 oz. Elijah Craig 12 year Bourbon
Candied Pecans

To candy pecans, quickly boil and then roll pecans in sugar until completely covered. Place in 300d oven for 5 minutes. Spread across parchment-lined sheet pan to cool. Separate and serve.

Butler University

Indiana Prohibition Gin by Heartland Distillers2 oz. Prohibition Gin by Indiana’s Heartland Distillers
Blue Curacao Soaked Pineapple

Dice fresh pineapple and let to rest in blue curacao for 3-5 hours. Add appropriate amount to the shot before

Virginia Commonwealth University

Original  MOONSHINE from STILLHOUSE Distillery Culpeper, Virginia 2 oz. Original Moonshine made in Culpeper, VA
Champagne Vinegar Macerated Blackberry

To macerate blackberries, soak in champagne vinegar for 2-3 hours. Strain before service.

University of Connecticut
Revel Stoke Whisky Review
2 oz. Revel Stoke Spiced Canadian Whisky
Cracked Black Peppercorn

Finely crack black peppercorn over the shot for a pungent juxtaposing of the spirit’s flavor profile.

Article and recipes by Mixologist Stephen Dennison.

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