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An Old Fashioned with an Italian accent

A treasured bottle of limoncello that I brought back from Italy several years ago and opened to mark a milestone birthday led me to discover a delightful new cocktail that is perfect for warm weather. Learn how to make the…

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Stirred Sour

Three years ago, I bought a bottle of limoncello in Sorrento as a memory of my first trip to Italy. The liqueur is traditionally made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento or Sfusato lemons,…

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Double Cider-Bourbon Punch

  INGREDIENTS 4 cups apple cider 3 12-ounce bottles hard apple cider 2 12-ounce bottles ginger beer 2 cups seltzer 3 cups bourbon (From one 750 ml bottle; I used Maker’s Mark) Juice of 1 lemon Large apple for garnish…

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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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Woodford Reserve Butterscotch Manhattan

  Several years back I was invited to Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience, a competition co-sponsored by the bourbon and Esquire magazine that was held at the Kentucky Derby Museum. While the judges sampled variations on the Manhattan mixed by the…

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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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Kentucky Mule

The Kentucky Mule is a┬ávariation on┬áthe Moscow Mule, a cocktail that mixes vodka, lime juice and ginger beer over ice, usually in a copper mug. The Kentucky version obviously substitutes bourbon for the vodka. Bourbon has always played well with…

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Knob Creek Horse’s Neck (with a Kick)

The classic Horse’s Neck cocktail has only two ingredients: bourbon (or rye, or brandy) and ginger ale, stirred in a highball glass and garnished with a long spiral of lemon peel that gives it its name. When you make it…

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