The S.S. Bourbon

On a recent trip to Pouring Ribbons my brother was looking for something off the menu that was sweet and spicy with Bourbon. Our bartender for the evening, Amanda, served this up. Essentially it is a bourbon smash, with an extra kick, that performs a perfect balancing act between sweet and spicy. The SS Bourbon… Continue reading The S.S. Bourbon

Sweet Tea Sour

Sweet tea is a Southern institution. In the South it is more plentiful then water, however this was not always the case. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s sweet tea was a luxury. Sweet tea was a way to demonstrate ones status and decadence. There were several reasons for this. During this time period,… Continue reading Sweet Tea Sour

Cocktail Overhaul: Lynchburg Lemonade

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The Lynchburg Lemonade was the subject of a fierce legal battle between creator Tony Mason and the Jack Daniels distillery. Was it a drink worth fighting for? Not in its original form, I’d say. The classic Lynchburg Lemonade is equal parts Jack Daniels, triple sec, sour mix, 7-Up. The whiskey is buried under sour mix and sweet orange liqueur, plus the sweet soda on top. Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

I discovered this recipe while skimming through the 75th Anniversary Edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide. The recipe calls for 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, which I did not have on hand. The notes for the drink state that this particular bourbon has a higher than average content of rye. I decided to go… Continue reading The Commodore Cocktail: A Pink Cocktail With Hidden Fangs

The Bourbon Renewal

The Bourbon Renewal was originally created by Jeffrey Morgenthaler I however first discovered this drink on the Sloshed blog. Bourbon Renewal 2oz bourbon (Makers Mark) 1oz fresh lemon juice .5oz creme de cassis .5oz simple syrup 1 dash Angostura bitters Shake all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker and pour over cracked ice. Garnish… Continue reading The Bourbon Renewal