Tag: cocktail

William Faulkner’s Hot Toddy

William Faulkner is one of those great 20th century Southern authors who always kept a bottle nearby. Did the whiskey unlock his genius? Or did his genius drive him to drink, to the point of alcohol addiction? We will never…

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Cheers to The Nasty Woman

Over the weekend, my husband and I hosted a pre-Election Day gathering celebrating the only party we knew everyone could support: The Cocktail Party. The names of the cocktails we served — The Bad Hombre, The Private Server — reflected this…

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The Negroni/Boulevardier/Americano

The Negroni is a classic cocktail featuring just three ingredients: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, a bright red apéritif with a bittersweet taste. If gin’s not your thing, substitute bourbon or rye whiskey and you’ll have a Boulevardier. Or leave out…

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The Bourgin

I am so prone to overthinking things that I often forget this trait until something smacks me in the face with it. That was the case last weekend when I saw a cocktail called “The Bourgin” on the bar menu…

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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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The Limestone Cocktail

There is something sort of perfect about combining bourbon and champagne in a cocktail in the summer. The bourbon gives the drink a little more complexity, while the bubbly lifts the spirits – in every sense of that word. I…

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Blackberry Bourbon Sour

The summer solstice is the first official day of summer, but the weather here in Kentucky doesn’t stand on ceremony. Son, it is already HOT. So instead of savoring that little burn from taking my bourbon neat, I’ve been looking for…

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Lawrenceburg Lemonade

As promised, today we share the recipe for our original cocktail: the Lawrenceburg Lemonade. This isn’t a sticky-sweet drink like its Southern cousin, Lynchburg Lemonade. It pays homage to Anderson County, Ky.’s two fine distilleries, Wild Turkey and Four Roses…

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I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), “All About Eve” (1950). The great Bette Davis died on Oct….

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