Citrus Manhattan

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
3/4 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
1 pinch ground cloves
Dash of bitters

Instructions:

Fill a Boston shaker with ice and add the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Ginger Spice Toddy

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 oz Bourbon
1 Tbsp Honey
1-2 Tbsp Ginger Syrup
Splash Orange Bitters
Splash Benedictine
Lemon

Instructions:
Pour honey in bottom of a mug or Irish coffee glass. Add bourbon, ginger syrup, bitters and benedictine. Heat water till hot, but not boiling. Pour water in with other ingredients and enjoy.

Mint Julep

The first appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803 but the origins are clouded. What is known is that it has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. This drink is refreshing on a hot day and warms you up on a cold day. The cocktail is served traditionally in a metal glass but you may use others.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 1/4 oz. Burbon
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Water
4 sprigs Mint

Instructions:
Strip leaves from 2 sprigs of mint and mash with water and sugar in collins glass until sugar is dissolved.
Fill with shaved ice and pour in Burbon.
Stir until outside of glass is frosted.
Decorate with 2 sprigs of mint.
Serve with straws.

Old Fashioned

Originating in the early 1800’s the Old Fashioned may be the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short glass now called an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

Manhattan

The favorite drink of the Rat Pack, the Manhattan packs a delicious punch! It’s an easy recipe and a classic drink.

Cocktail ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 Dash Bitters (Angostura or Peychaud’s Orange Bitters)

Directions:
Stir (or shake, your choice) with cracked ice and strain into a lowball glass/ old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cherry.