Chocolate Old Fashioned

This is not a girly choco-tini! It’s full on Old Fashioned with a chocolate Cocoa twist.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces Pricahrd’s Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar in an Old-Fashioned glass. Add 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 bourbon. Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with a sliver of chocolate.

Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey from Prichard’s Distillery

Prichard's Double Chocolate Bourbon WhiskeyAt the end of December a wonderful thing happened, Tennessee based Prichard’s Distillery and Nashville, TN based Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company released their collaboration Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey. At first you may be thinking that this would be a sacrilegious experiment trying to make bourbon into a vodka for girly chocolate martinis, let quickly calm your nerves to know that this is pure heaven. Instead of going for the creamy smooth rich chocolate taste that would ruin a great bourbon, they grasped for more of the cocoa bean essence which blend wonderfully with the bourbon.

The Double Barreled Bourbon normally has a toffee, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit flavor to it that when adding the cocoa bean flavor makes it pop to the perfect sipping whiskey. For around $55, it’s a bit steep but a nice whiskey to add to your collection and have around the house. Next up, I have to see how it tastes in a Manhattan!

Happy drinking!

 

Spicy Harvest

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Ginger liqueur
Muddled watermelon
Ginger beer
Watermelon wedge

Instructions:

Muddle watermelon in a tall glass, pour in bourbon and ginger liqueur and add ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a small watermelon wedge.

Peach Tea

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
4 1/2 oz. unsweetened iced tea
2 1/4 oz. ginger syrup
1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps or peach nectar
Juice of lime wedge
1 fresh peach slice

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mix. Fill a tumbler up with ice and fill with cocktail. Garnish with a peach wedge and enjoy.

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.

Lemon Twist

Cocktail Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Bourbon
Fresh-squeezed Lemonade

Instructions:

Fill a tall glass with ice and add the ingredients. Stir well and garnish with lemon slice.

Cranberry Bourbon Spritz

Cocktail Ingredients:

2 ounces bourbon
2 ounces cranberry juice
1/4 tsp agave nectar
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Ginger Ale

Instructions:
Add bourbon, cranberry and agave in a rocks glass and stir gently to mix and chill. Top off with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wedge.

Cranberry Old Fashioned

A great holiday twist on an old favorite!

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 Tbl spoon of Cranberry sauce
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in a Boston mixing glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, rye and cranberry sauce. Shake well to mash the cranberry sauce, pour into an old-fashion glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

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.

Wyooter Hooter

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
dash of Grenadine
Lemon-Lime Soda

Instructions:
Pour into collins glass filled with ice.
Mix well.