Three Bourbon Cocktails for Derby Day That Aren’t Mint Juleps


While the Mint Julep is a damn fine cocktail (and one of our favorites), there are a lot of other options out there to tickle your Bourbon bone for Derby Day.

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Manhattan


March 6, 2010 (Day 35) — Manhattan The old fashioned Manhattan is one of the very best. And that’s our drink for this beautiful Saturday night. 2 oz bourbon whiskey 1/2 oz sweet vermouth 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters maraschino cherry for garnish Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with glass and stir well. […]

Buster Brown


February 18, 2010 (Day 19) — Buster Brown Two Christmases ago, my brother Paul bought Jenn and I a book called “The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics.” There are some recipes in there that, due to our location in the boonies, we’ll probably never be able to try (without mail-order that […]

Snowshoe Grog


February 16, 2010 (Day 17) — Snowshoe Grog Hey kids! Mr. Nomenclature here, with your new word of the day! Today’s super-fantastic-wonderful word: Grog! From Wikipedia. (And if you can’t trust Wikipedia, who can you trust?!) The word grog refers to a variety of alcoholic beverages. The word originally referred to a drink made with […]

Beam Me Up


February 10, 2010 (Day 11) — Beam Me Up I’ve re-discovered the joys of bourbon after having taken a couple years hiatus from the drink. I’ve kind of stuck with scotch as of late, but with the start of my blog, it’s led me back to the drink that started my love affair for whiskey. […]

Northern Lights


February 05, 2010 (Day 6) — Northern Lights Schnapps has never really been something that’s shown up in my liquor cabinet. Ever, really. To me, schnapps smacks of high school booze parties, getting wasted out in the country and trying to figure out who was sober enough to drive back into town without killing anyone […]