A few Valentine’s Day vodka cocktails from the love at first sight – “first glance” to the spicy romance that sparks, more Valentine’s cocktails from BourbonBlog.com A Spicy Romance 1 1/2 parts EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka 3/4 parts DeKuyper O3 Orange Liqueur 3/4 parts Fresh Pomegranate juice 1/2 parts Lime juice 1/2 parts Simple Syrup… Read more »

Mildred Pierce Cocktail

Inspired by Mildred Pierce, the HBO miniseries with Kate Winslet, this pie Bourbon with fresh peaches, peach bitters, lemon juice, cinnamon and honey syrup) Basil Hayden’s Mildred’s Peach Pie 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon 4 fresh peach slices 2 dashes peach bitters ¾ part lemon juice 1 pinch ground cinnamon ¾ part honey syrup* (see… Read more »

True Blood Cocktail

True Blood on HBO now has a cocktail to celebrate the romantic nature of the vampire, also a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day. There are no Southern Vampire Mysteries here, only southern goodness with bourbon and Sookie’s Virtue. Sookie’s Virtue 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon 8 red grapes 2 raspberries ¾ part lemon juice ¾… Read more »

Fire and Ice

This Valentine’s Day cocktail is created to honor HBO’s Game of Thrones, based upon A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. Fire and Ice 1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon ¾ part fresh lime juice 1 slice jalapeno 1 part pomegranate juice… Read more »

Maker’s 46 for Super Bowl 46

Bill Samuels, Jr., Maker’s Mark Ambassador at Large tells BourbonBlog.com: “It so happens that this year’s epic contest is number 46, which is a number that’s near and dear to my heart. It was the number our barrel maker, Brad Boswell of Independent Stave, assigned to the process of adding seared French oak staves to… Read more »

Super Bowl XLVI Cocktail Recipes

BourbonBlog.com brings you a collection of cocktails celebrating Super Bowl XLVI shared by a few of our friends and mixologists. Today the New England Patriots and New York Giants today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and there is something in this ultimate collection of Super Bowl cocktail drink recipes for everyone from whiskey to… Read more »

Top Manhattan Recipes from the Manhattan Experience

As BourbonBlog.com congratulates mixologist Joann Spiegel the winner of the “Master of the Manhattan” for the Woodford Reserve Well-Crafted Manhattan contest. We also share the winning Manhattan recipes from all the competing cities and entrants below who competed in the finals from from the 2011-2012 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience. Leaving Manhattan the final winning “Master… Read more »

Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Winner and Recipe 2012: Joann Spiegel

BourbonBlog.com attended the final event of the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience in New York where Joann Spiegel was awarded with “Master of the Manhattan” with her “Leaving Manhattan.”  Here is Joann’s winning recipe below. “Leaving Manhattan” – Winning Manhattan Recipe from Joanne Spiegel of Mercury Bar West 2 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon 1/2 oz. Punt e… Read more »

Four Roses Egg Nog Recipe for National Egg Nog Day

For National Egg Nog Day on December 24, we’re celebrating with the original Four Roses Egg Nog recipe that came from a Life magazine ad in 1936. Master Distiller Jim Rutledge tells BourbonBlog.com he changes it up a bit by using a bit more Bourbon and forgetting the Rum. They still regularly receive requests for… Read more »

AGWA Liqueur Cocktails for Christmas

Winter cocktails made with AGWA give a colorful twist and kick which perfect for this season and BourbonBlog.com is sharing a few below. AGWA de Bolivia is the world’s first authentic coca leaf spirit. Since late 2009 it has been steadily gaining a steady increase in popularity, achieving cult status in major cities across the US…. Read more »