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