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Everyone raves about Friyay Happy Hour but why wait till 5PM when you can have a Benton’s Old Fashioned with… read more>
Everyone raves about Friyay Happy Hour but why wait till 5PM when you can have a Benton’s Old Fashioned with breakfast to start your day? Curiosity got the best of me once again as I recently experimented with fat washing spirits. Sounds horrible, I know. It’s not as bad as you think. I bacon fat washed some bourbon so I could recreate the cocktail that introduced fat washing to the masses – created by former PDT bartender Don Lee. Good as it was, I had to give the recipe a little twist by adding in some scotch whiskey for a little smoke to compliment the sweet and savory. Winner! Plus you can use it to wash down a healthy dose of pancakes or waffles. Proceed with Friyay as normal.
A long awaited date night for my wife and I has arrived. Asked if I could make her a drink before we left to… read more>
A long awaited date night for my wife and I has arrived. Asked if I could make her a drink before we left to the restaurant, and despite the fact I've been adding a myriad of new cocktails to the repertoire, her order almost never changes…”Old Fashioned, please." Yeah, she's classy. Well, it just so happens that today is also national scotch day so I thought I’d mix it up a little and add some smokiness to the classic. The result was, in my humble opinion, pretty effin amazing with layers of #delicious complexity and it’s downright dangerous. Definitely my new favorite after a hard day or ya know, pre-gaming a date night. Careful, this packs a punch with the 151 and bonded whiskey but you can’t taste it! Cheers
I keep hearing that summer is ending soon. People, come to Arizona – stepping outside tells me and my scorched… read more>
I keep hearing that summer is ending soon. People, come to Arizona – stepping outside tells me and my scorched feet that we’ve got another 2 months, minimum.
So, I’m proceeding accordingly. After seeing my good man @apartment_bartender infuse some bourbon with peaches and pecans a while back I knew I had to give it a go. (Check out his subsequent “Peach Summer Sipper” cocktail…ridiculously good!) Fast forward to today and this is my 3rd batch. Just do it and thank me later.
I made a few small variations to his recipe. 1️⃣used rye instead of bourbon to ensure it wasn’t too sweet and roasted the pecans first (even did a batch with brown sugar sprinkled on the pecans before roasting). Success, the bite of the rye was a perfect balance to the sweetness of the ripe peaches and nuttiness of the pecans. Got a few great cocktails to feature with this infusion coming up.
“The Dude abides.” This is what happens when I watch The Big Lebowski and then have some free time. Get your… read more>
“The Dude abides.” This is what happens when I watch The Big Lebowski and then have some free time. Get your #coffeecocktails fix with this playful variation on the classic #WhiteRussian (preferably imbibed whilst watching this classic flick.) I subbed in a homemade cold brewed coffee ice cube in place of crushed ice to add to the coffee flavors instead of diluting.
Alternate shot of an original cocktail, because #MangoArt. I might be more proud of the mango display here… read more>
Alternate shot of an original cocktail, because #MangoArt. I might be more proud of the mango display here than this deliciously refreshing take on a moscow mule. It was my first stab at cutting up a mango which is surprisingly more complex than one might think! Made this cocktail for some family over the weekend and it was a hit. #cheerstotelula #feedfeed #contest
I’m excited to share a little collaboration I’ve done with the good people @americanjuiceco for their new… read more>
I’m excited to share a little collaboration I’ve done with the good people @americanjuiceco for their new monthly cocktail box offering. If you haven’t tried these amazing fresh fruit juice mixers, you’re missing out. What better way to get your daily portion of fruit servings, amiright? This months box features a cocktail from yours truly. It's a southern take on the moscow mule pairing their Harriet Peacher Stowe packed with fresh peaches, raspberries, apples, vanilla and more with @bulleit bourbon. Balancing it all out are @hellacocktailco aromatic bitters and some spicy @qdrinks ginger beer. It’s like fall in a glass with a refreshing, spicy twist.
👉🏼Limited Time Offer: Use code BARREL10 for $10 off your first box through this Friday, March 3rd. 👈🏼Hit the link in bio to order, read my interview on their blog or learn more about their quality products. Cheers!
Heard something about #nationalmargaritaday, did I miss it? Ok here’s a make up cocktail that is better than a… read more>
Heard something about #nationalmargaritaday, did I miss it? Ok here’s a make up cocktail that is better than a margarita in my opinion – The Paloma with a little spicy twist to get your Saturday night goin. 🕺🏻💃🏻
2 oz silver or reposed tequila
1/2 oz @iconiccocktailco Spiced Honey
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
Top with club soda
Add all ingredients except soda in a shaker and muddle 1 slice of fresh jalapeño (more if you like it really spicy). Add ice, shake, fine strain and top with club soda. Salud!
“…in the darkness there must come out to light.” - Bob Marley. Figured we’d change it up from the previous… read more>
“…in the darkness there must come out to light.” - Bob Marley. Figured we’d change it up from the previous dark shot to light with this amazing little concoction using the spiced banana syrup I made recently. @cocktailexplorer posted a great shot of an Amaro Sour (@btparsons) which immediately peaked my interest because I love NY sours, whisky, riffs on classics, amaro, experimenting…well, you get the point.