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).