19 January 2005


bought some bourbon... woodford reserve. it's good chit. here's some recipes for some killer cocktails.

the old fashioned

1 tsp white sugar
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 oz. soda water
2 oz. bourbon

lemon twist, orange slice and maraschino cherry
muddle the sugar and the bitters. add soda. pack glass with ice, add bourbon and stir. garnish with lemon twist, orange slice and cherry.

the mint julep

4 sprigs fresh mint
1 tsp white sugar
1 oz. water
2 oz. bourbon

muddle 3 sprigs mint, sugar and water in bottom of julep cup or highball glass. fill glass with crushed ice. fill to the brim with bourbon, stir. dust 4th mint sprig with powdered sugar for garnish. serve with two straws cut short enough to extend about two inches above the cup.

the manhattan

1 dash each of angostura and peychaud bitters
1 splash grenadine
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
2-1/2 oz. bourbon

fill cocktail mixer with ice, add the above ingredients and shake. strain into a chilled cocktail glass. garnish with a cherry.

the whiskey sour
1-1/2 oz. lemon juice, fresh squoze
1 tsp. super fine bar sugar
1-1/2 oz. bourbon

in an ice filled cocktail shaker, place the above ingredients. shake until the outside is frosted. strain into a sour glass. if you do not have a sour glass, you may serve this in a champagne flute or on the rocks in a rocks glass. garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

the side car
1 0z bourbon
1/2 oz cointreau
1/2 oz freshly squoze lemon juice
combine bourbon, cointreau and lemon juice. serve in a highball glass over ice.

enjoy in moderation!

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