John's Tea Dance

1 tea bag each Orange Cream and Peppermint tea
2 oz Town Branch Bourbon
1 small bunch fresh basil

Steep teas in 32 oz of water overnight
Mix bourbon and 8 oz tea pint glass
Fill with ice
Garnish with fresh basil (or orange slice)

Posted on August 24, 2016 .

Cucumber Fennel Fizz

1 English cucumber, peeled and cubed
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
4 ice cubes
1" fresh fennel
1 can club soda or ginger ale
10 frozen blueberries
3 oz Grand Ten Wireworks Gin

Blend all ingredients in a blender, except berries, until smooth and frothy.
Divide into two glasses.
Garnish with berries and fennel fronds.

Posted on July 12, 2016 .

Lil' GLC

2 oz Malfy Gin
3 oz cucumber juice
3 oz lemon juice
3 oz tonic water
Fresh cucumber and lemon slices

Combine all ingredients in a tall cocktail glass
Stir and garnish with fruit slices

Posted on June 18, 2016 .

Lazy Frozen Margarita

1 small Minutemaid Limeade
Blanco tequilla
Triple Sec
Ice

Empty Limeade into blender, fill with ice.
Fill Limeade container 3/4 full with tequilla, 1/4 Triple Sec.
Pour into blender and blend on high.
Drink from blender pitcher!

ALT: Substitute 1/2 the ice with frozen fruit.

Posted on May 29, 2016 .

Henry Clay Mint Julep

2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
8-10 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
crushed ice
soda water
lemon twist

Muddle mint leaves, sugar, and a splash of bourbon in a glass.
Half fill the glass with ice and gently agitate the mixture.
Fill the glass up with ice, add the rest of the bourbon, and top with soda water.
Garnish with a lemon twist and dust with sugar.

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Posted on May 7, 2016 .

The Red King

2 oz Grand Ten Wireworks Gin
1 oz Cocchi Americano
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 radish, shredded on a box grater (and some thinly sliced, for garnish) Ice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the grated radish with the sugar.
Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously until chilled, then strain into a double rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Garnish with thinly sliced radishes and serve.

Adapted from The Red Cat, NYC

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

"Beati fumo" di Nonino

1 1/2 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessa
1/2 oz Laphroaig 10 year Scotch Whisky
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz honey syrup [2:1 honey:water]

Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice.
Strain into a chilled coupe, and enjoy!

Posted on March 29, 2016 .

Evening Buzz

1 oz Corner Creek bourbon
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
4 oz cold brew coffee
'splash of cream (to taste)
bar spoon St. George NOLA

Stir bourbon, Nonino, coffee, and cream with ice until well chilled
Strain over ice
"Float" Nola

by Tom @tasteslikehipster

Posted on March 5, 2016 .