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.

Whiskey Flip

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
2 tbsp. Light Cream
1 tbsp. Sugar
1 beaten Egg
Nutmeg

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into sour glass.
Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

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.

London Buck

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz Gin
Lemon
Ginger Beer
Tonic

Instructions:
Mix ingredients it tall glass.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway was a cocktail aficionado who had this drink named after him in 1921 in Havana, Cuba. Hemingway preferred the drink without sugar, you decide what you like!

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 Light Rum
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Caipirinha

Brazil’s national cocktail made with cachaça, sugar and lime. It can be made with rum… but it won’t be the same.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2.5 oz Cachaca
2 Limes
Superfine sugar
Crushed ice

Instructions:
Cut the lime in half, and cut one half of the lime into four wedges and place in the glass.
Add one to three tablespoons of sugar.
Muddle the limes and sugar together. Be careful not to break the skin of the lime.
Pack crushed ice in the glass all the way to the top.
Fill glass with cachaca
Shake and garnish with a wedge or slice of lime.

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.