Tag: recipes

Whiskey Sour Punch

At a recent party where I featured a bourbon tasting, I wanted to have something available beforehand – something easy that wouldn’t require a lot of bartending. Punch was the obvious answer. You can mix it up ahead of time,…

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Vanilla Bean-Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

This festive cocktail was created by Marianne Barnes, then-master taster at Brown-Forman, for a bourbon dinner at Varanese in Louisville. I liked it so much I asked for the recipe. While Marianne’s instructions called for simple syrup and Woodford Reserve barrel-aged…

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Blueberry Bourbon Smash

Here is a terrific brunch cocktail I came across at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen: the Blueberry Bourbon Smash. Bursting with the fresh flavors of plump blueberries and mint from the garden, it will go down easy all…

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Vintage bourbon cocktails from Molly Wellmann

Cocktails were originally created to make less-than-stellar spirits more palatable by masking them with other ingredients. But now the philosophy is to enhance the spirit, not cover it up, says Cincinnati mixologist Molly Wellmann. Molly has studied the classic cocktails of…

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Henry Watterson’s Classic Mint Julep

With the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby just one day away, it’s time again to share my favorite mint julep recipe, attributed to Henry Watterson, the colorful and sometimes controversial editor of The Courier-Journal: “Pluck the mint gently from…

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The Best Whiskey Sour Ever

So apparently Sunday is National Whiskey Sour Day. And why not? If there are national days devoted to cornchips and frozen food (and there are), why not a day devoted to a zingy bourbon-based cocktail? There is even a National Whiskey Sour…

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The Just Peachy

It’s been a great year for growing fruit around here. I couldn’t resist stopping at a roadside stand on the way home from a family reunion over the weekend to buy some peaches. Aren’t they pretty? I’m planning to make peach…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

One of the earliest known recipes for sour mash dates to 1818 and is attributed to a woman. Catherine Carpenter of Casey County, Ky., ran her husband’s distillery after his death and recorded recipes for both sour and sweet mash….

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

One of the earliest known recipes for sour mash dates to 1818 and is attributed to a woman. Catherine Carpenter of Casey County, Ky., ran her husband’s distillery after his death and recorded recipes for both sour and sweet mash. Source: “Kentucky…

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