Whiskey Cocktails

Homemade Apple Pie Liqueur

Homemade Apple Pie Whiskey

By Richard Thomas One of my periodic projects is taking some of the more disappointing whiskeys that I come across and finding a way to recover them. My staple move is to try some home blending, which is especially useful in cases where a whiskey is sub-par because it is overwhelmed by one or more strong flavors. However, at The ...

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Chef Ouita And Woodford Reserve Unite With Kentucky Birthday Cocktails

Cocktail

Garden & Gun, Ouita Michel and Woodford Reserve Mark Kentucky’s 225th Birthday By Richard Thomas If you are in the Bluegrass and ask around about local celebrity chefs, odds are pretty good that the first name to come up will be Ouita Michel, often referred to in these parts simply as “Chef Ouita.” Starting in 2000 with the Holly Hill ...

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The Irish Mule

Irish Mule

By Father John Rayls I will drink most anything once, but prefer good whiskey (and make it neat!). Insofar as cocktails go, I am only interested in two, and only one is based on whiskey: margaritas and Irish Mules, and I prefer to make my own. Living in South Texas, as I do, guarantees an argument on how to make ...

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St. Patrick’s Piñavera

St. Patrick's Piñavera

By Julia Ritz Toffoli My earliest memories of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day recall snow. A lot of snow. Whether in Boston or in Montreal, mid-March was still considered the depths of winter, and St. Paddy’s Day celebrations were conducted accordingly: winter parkas and whiskey neat. So this unusually summer-like weather we’ve been having in New York—a high of 72 on ...

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