We’re not big orange juice drinkers, but we had to buy some for a Thanksgiving recipe a few days back. We couldn’t find anything smaller than a 32 ounce container at the store for a recipe that called for 4 ounces! Well…what to do with the rest but a cocktail, right? We also had left over Maker’s Mark (I know, right?!) and some maraschino cherries, so we came up with the Bourbon Sunrise. It’s probably not very original, but it tastes so good we don’t really care. Here’s the recipe: Read more →
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We’re spending the weekend in Washington, DC and it’s been an amazing time. It’s not just a gorgeous city, but it’s also very walkable and there are tons to experience. After spending a few hours walking around, we were ready for a refreshing drink and came up with this very delicious cocktail. It’s our version of a bourbon Mojito, I guess, but we actually like this one better! Here’s the recipe: Read more →
There’s a lot going on today…our project, the NFL playoffs (Sorry, Tebow!), the Golden Globes, and Downton Abbey later tonight. We hardly had any time to come up with a cocktail idea. So we decided to have one of our favorite classic cocktails, the Whiskey Sour. To be honest our version uses Kentucky Whiskey, better known as Bourbon. Instead of sour mix, we use lemon juice and a couple of packs of Splenda to cut on the calories. The result is a delicious drink that is the perfect companion to a cold Sunday afternoon. Enjoy! Read more →
As many of you know, the Manhattan is one our favorite cocktails. This weekend we decided to try a new twist…use some of the apple cider we recently bought instead of sweet Vermouth. The result is an amazing new apple cocktail that is spicy, refreshing and full of seasonal flavor!
Makes two cocktails
- 6 oz of Marker’s Mark
- 4 oz apple cider
- Cinnamon sticks
- Star anisette
- Orange peel and wedges
- Pumpkin Spice
Put the cider, cinnamon, orange peel and anisette into a pot, bring them to a quick boil and turn off the heat. Once the cider has completely cooled off add to a shaker filled with ice, pour in the bourbon, and a dash of pumpkin spice. Shake well and serve. Garnish with a orange wedge and cinnamon stick. Be warned…this drink is delicious but it also packs a punch. Handle with care!
Our obsession with Kentucky Bourbon continues this week. Today we’re making a low cal iced tea/lemonade that packs a punch, the KITL (like Skittles). The drink reminds us of the great time we had in Louisville last summer… or at least, what we managed to remember of it!
Makes 2 cocktails
- 4 oz of Marker’s Mark
- 2 oz of Grand Marnier
- 1 cup of Turkey Hill diet iced tea
- 1 cup of Tropicana Light Lemonade
- Lemons slices for garnish
Fill a large glass with ice and pour all the liquid ingredients and stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy!