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.
Playing with bourbon and ginger flavors has me trying some different combinations based off of The Gold Rush cocktail from the Difford’s Guide website.
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.
Tonight I wanted to try another bourbon cocktail that was more on the simple side.
We had this peach ginger cocktail syrup we wanted to use and decided to take inspiration from one posted by bonappetit called the hound dog cocktail.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.