So here in North Carolina, Winter decided to rear her ugly head a little earlier than usual and needless to say, we're freezing our asses off already. And when you're cold in the South, it's an absolute necessity to put on a liquor coat. But we wanted to kick things up a notch, so we came up with a cocktail to help start that fire and get your blood moving a little faster. This cocktail is called the Fire Starter and with a kick of hot sauce and some Carolina bourbon, it ought to do just that!
It's finally beginning to feel like Fall here in the Carolinas. And in our neck of the woods, Fall and apples go hand in hand. So we decided to up the ante and throw apple butter AND whiskey into the mix. "Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!" What? You were thinking it too! This drink is easy to make and tastes so good, it could make you slap your mama. (Word to the wise: maybe don't slap your mama and just make another cocktail instead)
This cocktail is the perfect sipper for that September in the South weather. It's refreshing and delightful with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade mint simple syrup and the South's favorite spirit, whiskey.
Mint Simple Syrup: 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves 1 cup sugar 1 cup water
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir over heat until all sugar is dissolved. Strain mint out. Keep in fridge for two weeks in airtight container.
It goes without saying that bacon makes everything better. So we decided to upgrade one of our favorite classic cocktails, the Manhattan, with a hint of bacon, and it did not disappoint!
Your classic Manhattan calls for whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. We upped the ante with a key ingredient, Bacon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup. I know, I know, it sounds like a lot of work, but trust me, it's easier than you think. Plus, if you make enough, this simple syrup can add some fun to another classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned, but we'll save that for another day.
Pomegranate Juice + Craft Whiskey + Lemonade... What's there not to like about that?!
This cocktail is not only refreshing and tasty, it's delicious too! We made this for Beer, Bourbon and BBQ in Cary, NC last weekend and it was such a hit that we ran out halfway through the festival, so we knew we had to share it with all of you.
The best part? It goes with all three of our whiskeys!
We have made this cocktail for a couple of different events here recently and it has been a huge hit, so we wanted to share it with all of you. Our Spiked Berry Lemonade is incredibly easy to make on a small scale or for your next backyard BBQ. You can also mix up the lemonade without the booze, so you and your guests can choose your own spirit to enjoy (plus, it's safe for the kiddos to enjoy this way too).
Whiskey sours are one of the best ways to enjoy your favorite whiskey. But the same old sour can get a bit boring. That's where Horball's Drinking Vinegarscome in! This North Carolina company makes delicious shrubs, or drinking vinegars, in a variety of flavors that are perfect to spice up your favorite cocktails. We chose their Blueberry Lemon flavor for our whiskey sour and boy, was it the right choice. Don't believe us?! Just try one for yourself with this easy recipe:
The Raspberry Basil Smash is so good, even the dogs approve.
Fresh raspberries, basil leaves, a touch of lemon juice and your favorite Boundary Street whiskey combine together for an exceptionally refreshing cocktail (even in this NC heat wave of a lifetime). Feel free to swap out the...
So we're a day late, but not a drink short this week. And this one is delicious. We made this Lavender Whiskey Lemonade for Find Your Spirit Festival this past weekend in Asheville and it was such a hit, we just had to share it with everyone this week for Boozeday Tuesday.
Lavender is known for its relaxing properties and who doesn't love to relax on a porch with some lemonade on nice Carolina spring or summer day? Only a crazy person would say that doesn't sound appealing. So how do you get refreshed and relaxed with a Lavender Whiskey Lemonade?
Do you know what kind of cocktails are my favorite? Well, truthfully, I'll try almost anything, but cocktails that combine craft beer and bourbon are at the top of my list. But if you find a cocktail that doesn't just stop at beer and bourbon, but goes further with fresh fruit, herbs and raw sugar, you, my friend, have found yourself a winner. Thus, we give you the Black-beery Bourbon.
This past weekend, we participated in The Big Sip Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. Our cocktail was such a hit we had no choice but to make it this week's Boozeday Tuesday (nor are we disappointed that this is the cocktail of the week). All you need is iced tea, your favorite Boundary Street Whiskey and some peach simple syrup and you'll be enjoying this cocktail all year long.
Who doesn't like the combination of chocolate and mint? This Chocolate Mintini is like sipping on an Andes Mint in a glass. This delectable treat is an adult upgrade for all of you mint chocolate chip ice cream lovers out there. All you need is Boundary Street Bourbon, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueurand green Crème de Menthe. You can serve this over ice or shaken in a martini or coupe glass...
World Nutella Day falling on Warehouse Distillery Boozeday Tuesday a coincidence? I think not. This martini is the stuff of dreams for anyone who loves Nutella, bourbon, chocolate and dessert. Trust me, I dreamed about it all night after enjoying a couple last night.
Plus, Valentine's Day is coming up and this would make the perfect nightcap for you and your significant other OR it would be the perfect sweet treat for a Galentine's Bash with your girlfriends.
The Bootlegger Joe is smooth, slightly sweet with a touch of coffee and a splash of orange. It's a great after dinner or anytime sipper. Even if whiskey isn't your thing, this drink could have you changing your mind.
You can use bourbon or rye whiskey for this cocktail depending on your desired flavor. Bourbon will be a little bit more mild and allow the coffee liqueur and orange liqueur to do more talking, while Rye Whiskey is a little bit more spice forward being the foremost ingredient of this cocktail.
I know what you're all thinking... "'The Preakness' like the horse race?"
Surprisingly enough, this cocktail is not the official cocktail of The Preakness Stakes, that's the Black Eyed Susan. You can get the recipe for it on the Preakness Stakes website, so I won't bother with it here. Though you may hardly ever encounter it, The Preakness is a cocktail worth knowing.
This past Saturday, we attended the North Carolina Wine Festival in Raleigh. One of our featured cocktails was the Apple Cider Whiskey Mule and it was a huge hit, so we wanted to share the recipe with all of you. This cocktail is so versatile that it's perfect for any of your upcoming holiday parties. You can choose your whiskey and it can be served hot or cold.
With Fall in full swing, we figured a Fall-inspired cocktail was necessary this week. But with it still being warm out here in North Carolina, we thought it needed some refreshing qualities still. Cinnamon and oranges together really seem to combine for the best of both worlds.
Here in North Carolina, July typically means hot, humid days that call for a refreshing drink and a nice dip in the closest body of water. If you want a refreshing adult beverage, whiskey is rarely the first thing you grab to make a drink. However, you can take our word that this Bourbon Amaretto Punch will be your new favorite warm weather libation.