Fall

Shrunken Heads: One Ghoulish Garnish

So, you’ve whipped up your Witch’s Brew for Halloween, and it tastes appropriately wicked. But there’s … something … missing. Of course! You need some shrunken heads as a garnish. I’m here for you. And you don’t even have to…

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Basil Hayden’s Pumpkin Bourbon Cider

Knowing that Halloween and Thanksgiving, the two holidays that revere The Great Pumpkin, are in our sights, the fine folks at Basil Hayden’s sent along this recipe. The resulting cocktail has a lovely orange hue and a pumpkin-pie essence; it’s…

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The Fig Jig

The advent of fall calls for cocktails with rich, deep flavors. This one features both the dark fruit notes of fig and the brightness of orange, which is a natural complement to bourbon. Ingredients 1 tablespoon fig jam (I used…

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Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor (recipe from There Will Be Bourbon) 3 oz. apple cider 2 oz. bourbon (we used Old Forester 86 proof) 1.5 oz. ginger beer (we used Bundaberg) Mix apple cider and bourbon. Add ginger beer and serve in an…

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Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned

Mashable.com teamed up with Brooklyn bartender and food blogger Mallory Lance of Mallory’s Kitchen to turn a turkey dinner into seven unique cocktails. I had to scroll quickly past most of them, because muddled turkey bouillon? Shudder. But this one…

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The Perfect Turkey

If you are still looking for the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving, well, I can’t help you. But I can offer this delicious Manhattan made with Wild Turkey. This recipe – called a “perfect” Manhattan because it uses equal amounts of both sweet and dry…

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Bourbon and Cider Cocktail

If there is anything better in the fall than apple cider, it’s apple cider with bourbon in it. That’s what I mixed up last night courtesy of a recipe I found at Creative Culinary. This cocktail also includes a shot of ginger…

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Joy’s Ginger Snap

I recently sampled a cocktail at Jack’s Lounge in Louisville that is perfect for fall sipping: Joy’s Ginger Snap, created, of course, by that Bad Girl of Bourbon, Joy Perrine. Its ginger and brown sugar flavors blend beautifully with bourbon and…

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