Whiskey Cocktails

The Keeneland Breeze Cocktail

By Richard Thomas My visit to My Old Kentucky Home this October saw me there at just the right time to catch the races at Keeneland for the first time in almost 20 years. I wasn’t there for just any race, either, as Saturday the 13th was the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, with a purse of $400,000. A race ...

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Brass Buck Cocktail Recipe

By Richard Thomas As I’ve observed many times before, living in a hot climate without refrigeration-scale air conditioning pretty much scuppers the consumption of neat whiskey. As a Kentucky boy, the way I solved that problem for many years was by making mint juleps, but that is a major investment of time and effort, however rewarding. The next step was ...

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Bourbon, Jack, Rum and Coke

Bourbon and Coke

Which Liquor Mixes Best with Coke? By Richard Thomas The recipe is a classic—one part liquor, three parts Coca Cola—and requires nothing more than the two ingredients, ice, and a tall glass to mix them in. The complication comes in with what whiskey to put into that mix, with as many or more whiskey-based variations on the list of highballs ...

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