Ginger bourbon smash

For something with a bit more spice than a typical whiskey smash, I decided to bring some ginger syrup into the mix. The fresh lemon brightness is refreshing and with the ginger, it adds just a bit of warmth. This is a nice twist for a slightly cooler spring day.

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Mulberry Sour

We are continuing our experimenting with Boodles Mulberry from Boodles Proper Gin and tonight we used it to make a Mulberry Sour from a Food&Wine recipe article, Mulberry Gin Is Just the Thing For Your Almost-Springtime Drinking.

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Chai Tea Hot Toddy

Trying a variation on a hot toddy to warm up after shoveling. I got the idea for this from an article on Quartzy, A TURMERIC HOT TODDY IS A MELLOW MID-WINTER COCKTAIL TO SIP AND SAVOR, that suggested turmeric in a hot toddy and I liked the idea of using black tea instead of just…

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A 22Bowens inspired cocktail

For tonight’s cocktail hour cocktail I decided to get creative and make something new based on the description of a cocktail I saw in the menu the other day at 22 Bowens called The Second Circle.

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Scottish Guard cocktail

Tonight’s cocktail hour cocktail is a Scottish Guard, or maybe a Kentucky Guard…. I used bourbon instead of the scotch that was called for in the recipe I based mine on. Interestingly enough, there is apparently another similar cocktail called the Ward Eight which is a whiskey based variation from Boston but that also has…

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Trinidad Sour

Trinidad Sour – This cocktail sounds quite strange but I assure you it is worth a try with a bold spicy / bitter flavor it is one you won’t soon forget.

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It’s quarter past six somewhere…

We wanted a drink that felt like fall and wanted to use the Sapling Maple Rye we had recently picked up so we decided to try a “Quarter Past Six” Based on The Lamplighter cocktail. It’s a great fall cocktail, warming but still bright.

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