Whiskey Cocktails

Scotch Hot Toddy

By Richard Thomas Seeing as how it’s mid-winter, what could be more appropriate than a look at the classic hot whiskey cocktail, the Hot Toddy? A traditional drink in Scotland and northern England, the Hot Toddy has been around for centuries, and is sometimes thought of as a cold and flu symptom reliever, making it one of the oldest twists ...

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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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