Posts Tagged With: bourbon

My Favorite Cider Drinks

Bourbon, Cider, & Ginger Beer

1 1/2 oz bourbon
3 oz apple cider
ginger beer, to balance
apple slice for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, combine bourbon and apple cider. Shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass, add ginger beer, and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of apple.

Apple Cider Bellini (Batch Recipe)

One bottle of chilled prosecco
6 oz apple cider
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz maple syrup
Rosemary sprigs for garnish

Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until container is thoroughly cold. Pour mixture equally into chilled champagne flutes and top with prosecco. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary.

Harvest Mimosa

Ingredients
Prosecco
cinnamon-sugar
cranberry juice
apple cider
diced apples
cranberries

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full of cranberry juice. Fill another quarter with apple cider. Toss in a few apple pieces and cranberries. Top with prosecco.

Apple Cider Mimosa (yields 4)

One bottle of champagne
One cup of apple cider
Cinnamon-Sugar

Rim your champagne flutes with the cinnamon-sugar. Fill each flute one quarter full with apple cider. Top with champagne. Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced apples.

Pumpkin & Apple Cider Fizz

1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
2 oz apple cider
1 1/2 oz pumpkin puree
1 1/2 oz ginger beer

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, and apple cider. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top off with ginger beer.

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My favorite Mint Julep recipe

My favorite Mint Julep recipe comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Henry Watterson:

Pluck the mint gently from its bed, just as the dew of the evening is about to form upon it . Prepare the simple syrup and measure out a half-tumbler of whiskey. Pour the whiskey into a well-frosted silver cup, throw the other ingredients away and drink the whiskey.

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Finishing Up Your Thanksgiving Menu? Don’t Forget Beverages!

 

Turkey Day is almost here!   Here are a few drink suggestions for you, from simple to moderately difficult.

Rhett Butler
1 1/2 oz bourbon
cranberry juice to balance
lemon wedge for garnish
Pour over ice.

Apple Pie Margarita​
1 oz white tequila
1 oz DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
1 1/2 oz apple juice
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
cinnamon sugar
Rim a margarita glass with the cinnamon sugar and fill halfway with ice. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Yummy!

Pumpkin Pie Margarita
2 oz reposado tequila
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
sour mix
cinnamon-sugar
Rim a glass with the cinnamon-sugar. In a shaker half-filled with ice combine tequila, pumpkin puree, and about 2 oz sour mix. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into prepared glass. Delish!

Sparkling Harvest Punch
2 cups chilled cranberry juice
2 cups chilled apple juice
1 1/2 cup chilled orange juice
2 cups chilled club soda
Orange slices (to taste)
Frozen cranberries (to taste)
Mix together everything in a punch bowl. Add a bottle of vodka for an
alcoholic punch.

 

Mark Woods aka TikiTender has been a fixture in the Flagler County beverage scene since 2004.  His primary “wood” is at the Golden Lion in Flagler Beach, which has twice been named a Top 10 Beach Bar by floridabeachbar.com.  He has also been spotted behind the bar at Henry’s Harborside Bar, McCharacter’s Music Cafe & Sports Pub, and Europa Lounge & Bistro.   His creative drink mixing and welcoming personality have led “Tiki” to be voted the area’s favorite bartender five times  by the readers of Backstage Pass Magazine.   Visit tikitender.com for more about him. 

 

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