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A Note From Colleen Jeffers

Today, bourbon — the corn-based, barrel-aged spirit that accounts for the vast majority of whiskey made in the US — isn't just a drink, but a part of our culture. From the settlers who first set up stills in 18th century Kentucky, to the pioneers who carried it west after the Civil War, to the pre-Prohibition bartenders who innovated the mixed drink [the Old-Fashioned, Manhattan and Mint Julep all call for bourbon], to the modern mixologists who revived those classics in our time, it's hard to image cocktail history (or the cocktail, full stop) without bourbon. Endlessly versatile — sip it on the rocks, mix it into cocktails, or even into food — and endlessly complex, bourbon deserves its place as one of the most respected and widely used ingredients in the world. My favorite bourbon recipes stay true to the made-in-America honesty of the spirit by drawing inspiration from seasonal flavors. Find some of the best ones right here!
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Colleen Jeffers

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Princeton, NJ

Cocktail recipes inspired by the season & easy enough to make at home.

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Mint Juleps With Mango And Peach Tea

We're breaking heat records all over the place in Seattle these days. If you need me this weekend you can find me running through the sprinkler and drinking an unhealthy amount of these.
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Dreaming of this butternut squash and sage bucatini with bacon-filled, BBQ bourbon meatballs! Happy…

Bbq Bourbon Meatballs

Dreaming of this butternut squash and sage bucatini with bacon-filled, BBQ bourbon meatballs! Happy Sunday friends!
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I was recently asked what I thought made for a good Valentine’s Day cocktail. I had to think really…

Date Infused Bourbon Old Fashioned

I was recently asked what I thought made for a good Valentine’s Day cocktail. I had to think really hard on this one. For me it has to be sweet but with a lot of spirit. That inspired me to create a DATE OLD FASHIONED. Made with bourbon infused with chopped dates. Garnished with bourbon soaked dates.
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Maple Bourbon Hot Chocolate is up for these winter days...

Maple And Bourbon Hot Cocoa

Maple Bourbon Hot Chocolate is up for these winter days...
Maple Bourbon Hot Chocolate is up for these winter days...
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It's 5'o'clock... here! Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Soda to kick off your weekend.

Cherry Bourbon Soda

It's 5'o'clock... here! Chocolate Cherry Bourbon Soda to kick off your weekend.
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Friday calls for booze: Rosemary Ginger Bourbon Sparklers!!

Rosemary And Ginger Bourbon Cocktail

Friday calls for booze: Rosemary Ginger Bourbon Sparklers!!
Friday calls for booze: Rosemary Ginger Bourbon Sparklers!!
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“…in the darkness there must come out to light.” - Bob Marley. Figured we’d change it up from the…

Spiced Banana Amaro Bourbon Cocktail

“…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.
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The recipe for this Fig + Bourbon Caramel Ripple Ice-Cream {vegan + gf} is up! More figgyness to…

Fig, Bourbon And Caramel Ice Cream

The recipe for this Fig + Bourbon Caramel Ripple Ice-Cream {vegan + gf} is up! More figgyness to celebrate the first day of Autumn. Had this post all ready to go on the weekend but decided to hold off until the first day of the season
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Y'all I bought a torch and I am having so much fun with this thing! Especially with smoky garnishes!…

Bianco Boulevardier

Y'all I bought a torch and I am having so much fun with this thing! Especially with smoky garnishes! One of my favorite cocktails is the Boulevardier (because I am a bourbon lover) so I did a twist on this classic by adding bianco vermouth in place of red vermouth. I am back to my obsession with bianco vermouth and this cocktail is soooo good with this substitution.
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I made cardamom-rose syrup and we have been enjoying it in hot tea, iced tea cocktails (pictured)…

Rose Cardamom Iced Tea Cocktails

I made cardamom-rose syrup and we have been enjoying it in hot tea, iced tea cocktails (pictured), fruit salad, and over ice cream Thank you #Iran for your delicious flavours
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It was an incredibly long Monday over here, but I did enjoy the sprinkling or snow here and there…

Boozy Bourbon Hot Chocolate With Caramel Sauce

It was an incredibly long Monday over here, but I did enjoy the sprinkling or snow here and there. I'm relaxing before bed with another mug of this bourbon hot chocolate - this time with a cherry pie infused bourbon I found and it's seriously delightful!
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