The Nasty Woman, the Private Server and the Bad Hombre

bigoageimgThe Nasty Woman

2 oz. bourbon (I used Old Forester Signature)

1 oz. ginger liqueur (I used The Big O)

1 oz. brown sugar syrup (see below)

1 oz. lemon juice

Lemon peel

Pour bourbon, ginger liqueur and brown sugar syrup into a 16 oz. mixing glass. Fill with ice, cap with Boston shaker and shake till well-chilled. Strain into glass over ice and garnish with lemon peel.

Brown Sugar Syrup

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup water

Combine sugar and water in small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Let cool and pour into a glass bottle (use a funnel!). Store in the refrigerator.


The Private Server

This cocktail is otherwise known as the Woodford Ruby, a bourbon-and-red-wine creation of Brown-Forman’s Tim Laird. The bourbon is “hidden” in the wine.

In a shaker with ice, add:

3 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

6 ounces red wine, such as pinot noir or merlot

2 ounces simple syrup

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Shake and strain into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with lemon twists.

Serves two.


The Bad Hombre

(This is essentially a tequila Manhattan.)

3 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila (aged in oak whiskey barrels)

1 part Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes bitters (we used Angostura)

Lemon peel

Stir all liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


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