Okay, no one panic. Yes, today’s liquor spotlight is about bourbon. And yes, it is bourbon that is not our beloved Bulleit. But don’t worry, we have not forsaken our other love, we simply want to expand our collective bourbon-verse and let you guys in on another great (if not slightly more expensive) option, should you be in need of some additional bourbon in your life.
So far on the blog we have released 25 TBT Classic Cocktail recipes, and so to celebrate passing the quarter-hundred mark, we decided to go back through the list we have cultivated thus far, and countdown our top five favorites–because there are some great ones in there, and we wouldn’t want anything to get lost in the shuffle!
Do you aspire to be a Fancy Person? Someone who sits in overstuffed leather chairs in dim private libraries sipping a glass of fancy liquor out of crystal glasses?
Of course you do.
Well, then you should probably know a little something about Cognac, because boy oh boy do the Fancy People love it. Luckily for us, the aspirational Fancy Persons, it also happens to be quite delicious!
Today’s classic cocktail comes to us straight from the nineteen-teens, and trust us that when you taste it you will feel like you are sitting in a horse and buggy, trotting down a dirt road in old New York.
Look, some weeks seem longer than others, we get it. Trust us, we get it. But never fear, because we have made it to the mid-way mark of the week, and we here at The Woman At The Bar know what an accomplishment that can be — and we think it is deserving of a drink.
This week’s quickie cocktail comes to us from a rather unconventional location, but hey, good ideas can come from odd places sometimes, so we are running with it.
Because Bulleit Bourbon + Ginger Beer + Lime = a deliciously wonderful idea.
Flavored spirits are a rather polarizing force in the world of mixology — some people completely dismiss them, while others (ourselves included) welcome them occasionally for very specific purposes. But in general, flavored vodka (and other flavored spirits) have grown exponentially in popularity over the years, and although there are some good quality brands out there, you will often pay more for the luxury of chemically flavored liquor — when you could be doing it yourself, and often doing it better.
Pencils out everyone, because vodka infusion school is in session!