Jeromy Edwards of Back Stage at Theater Square Marketplace was the top winner with this Cider Manhattan for the Kentucky competition of Manhattan Experience by Woodford Reserve and Esquire Magazine. To learn more about the event in Louisville and the Manhattan Experience, click here. Recipe follows below 2 oz. Woodford Reserve .5 oz. Antica Vermouth… Read more »

The Barnyard with Elijah Craig 12 Year by Stephen Dennison

The Barnyard by Mixologist Stephen Dennison Elijah Craig 12 year, I feel, is a bourbon that really expresses its cooperage. Reminding me of freshly-built barn, it inspired this drink. This is for the purists. Ingredients: – 2 oz Elijah Craig 12 yr – 5 drops Lagavulin, or another smokey Islay Scotch – 2 spritz Barbera… Read more »

In Fig-titious Fashion created by The Intoxicologist

The flavor is of dried fruit with the spirits distinguishing themselves in layers gradually.  In Fig-titious Fashion was inspired by the Muddled Old Fashion, although this cocktail has been a work in progress for some time.  The figs were made on a whim as part of a creative experiment.  St Remy XO happened by sheer… Read more »

Hayden’s ‘Cheri’ Smash created by The Intoxicologist

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon creates the ideal base for infusing cherries.  The process is simple.  Place 25 to 30 dried cherries into a glass container.  Pour approximately 5 ounces Basil Hayden’s Bourbon over the dried cherries.  Seal container.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 5 to 7 days before first use to allow the cherries… Read more »

Beam of Passione created by The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey .5 ounce Luxardo Passione Nera 1.25 ounce Fresh Orange Juice .75 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice 2 Thick Orange Wedges as Garnish Build in a double old fashioned glass on the rocks.  Garnish with orange wedges. Recipe Courtesy:  The Intoxicologist, originally posted on this link: Beam of Passione Copyright 2009… Read more »

Old Pogue Bourbon Chocolate Torte from Firefly Southern Grill

Crust 1 ½ c gram cracker crumbs ½ c butter melted 3tsp sugar Mix together 1-3 in bowl until moist. Spread into torte pan. Bake in 375 degree convection oven until golden brown. Remove and set aside. Filling 1 ¼ c cream 3tbs butter 3tbs sugar 12oz chocolate chopped in mixing bowl 2tbs coffee 2… Read more »

Brass Buck with Red Stag

Ingredients: 3 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam Infused Bourbon 4 parts Ginger ale Lime Wedge Fill a highball glass 3/4 with ice. Pour in Red Stag by Jim Beam and ginger ale. Garnish with lime. Kid Rock is partnering with Reg Stag on his summer tour benefiting Operation Homefront. Read the article here and… Read more »

Red Manhattan with Red Stag by Jim Beam

Ingredients: 2 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam™ Infused Bourbon 1/2 part dry vermouth 1/2 part sweet vermouth Prepare in shaker over ice. Strain into Martini glass with long stem. Black Cherry Garnish. Kid Rock is partnering with Reg Stag on his summer tour benefiting Operation Homefront.  Read the article here and also view photos… Read more »

Chocolate Bourbon Popsicles

  Chocolate Bourbon Popsicles Recipe 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3-1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate (70% – 72%), chopped 2 Tbs. Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1/8 tsp. table salt 2 Tbs. good-quality bourbon (like Knob Creek) Put the sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, salt, and 2 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat,… Read more »

Candied Bourbon Whiskey Sweet Potatoes

  6 large sweep potatoes salt paprika 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons bourbon Peel and cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender.  Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch slices, and place in a greased casserole dish with a 1/4 cup water.   Sprinkle the potatoes… Read more »