Tag: Whiskey

My Bitters Project

My Bitters Project

You can probably tell that when I cook, and a lot of the stuff I write about in this blog tends to have a certain focus. I like the do-it-yourself type recipes. I guess you could call it a hobby of sorts. Cooking, curing, smoking, […]

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Bourbon Sour

Bourbon Sour

When my mother-in-law came by for a few weeks, I knew she enjoyed a good cocktail in the evening so I decided to share some of my favorites, a new one, each night during her stay. I think she said her fave is the gin […]

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Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

When I think of spirits, I definitely think of brown spirits and by brown spirits I mean whiskey and by whiskey, I mean bourbon. I love Irish whiskey and also enjoy Scotch and plan to write on that down the road but for today it […]

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The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier

The challenge is actually pretty simple. I DEFINITELY prefer whiskey to all other spirits but there is something about the Negroni that I love. Perhaps its the bitterness. Perhaps its the intensity. Perhaps its simply the gin. Whatever the reason, I forgot that I had […]

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Iron Phil and the Art of Fire and Bacon

My two older boys recently celebrated their 14th and 12th birthday’s respectively and Iron Phil, aka @beanwhisperer, came by to make his world famous mac and cheese. Loaded with gruyere, cream, and of course whiskey-fired bacon, it was unbelievably awesome! The recipe to come soon! […]

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Friday Happy Hour: Bringing the Old Fashioned Back

Friday Happy Hour: Bringing the Old Fashioned Back

In my humble opinion, there is NO OTHER WAY to make an Old Fashioned cocktail then with the twist of orange. Not to say that the rest of the ingredients don’t matter because, trust me, they absolutely do. The Old Fashioned is one of those […]

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The Manhattan – Perfectly Updated

The Manhattan – Perfectly Updated

“The Manhattan” is one of the great cocktails of all time. The story goes that it originated, in New York City back in the 1870s as part of a social event, the term “Manhattan” stuck as part location, part social status. Traditionally made with whiskey, […]

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