As we come to the final days of Bourbon Heritage Month we are proud to feature three recipes courtesy of Bevmo! Thirsty Times Blog. We hope everyone gets the chance to try these great drinks and enjoys Bourbon Heritage Month. Special thanks to Andrew Olsen for sharing. Cheers everyone!
The picture of a cowboy strutting up to a saloon’s bar in a crisp Stetson, worn-in Levis, and leather boots with spurs that could bring a wild bull to its knees describes my vision of a midnight cowboy. But perhaps that’s a too stereotypical. He is, after all, adding a little cream to his bourbon and rum, indicating that he’s the kind of guy who likes some milk before bed. Maybe even a story and a snug tuck in? I can’t imagine that Billy the Kid or Buffalo Bill would object to that after a long day of gun-slinging in wild wild West.
Next time, before you reach for a glass of milk and cookies as your midnight snack, think of the midnight cowboy and bump things up a notch. You just might wake up in the morning with a new swag to your walk and twang in your talk.
2 ounces Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 ounce Myer’s Dark Rum
½ ounce heavy cream
Fill a low ball or rocks glass with ice. Add each ingredient and stir until the cream is mixed. Serve with a plate of cookies if desired.
Fox & Hound
The current naming trend in restaurants and bars is to use two names together that either make perfect sense or absolutely no sense at all. In San Francisco there is Flour & Water, Stir & Star, and Sons & Daughters. In Los Angeles I’ve got Brick & Mortar, Post & Beam, Tar & Roses, and Night & Market. But well before this shift in eatery nomenclature, there was one traditional bourbon drink that set trends all on its own: Fox & Hound.
The Fox & Hound has a perfect balance of bourbon, Pernod and lemon juice, and enough egg white to give the drink a velvety texture that will transport you right to a speakeasy during Prohibition.
Fox & Hound
1.5 ounces Bulleit Rye bourbon
½ ounce Pernod
½ ounce lemon juice
½ teaspoon sugar
1 egg white
Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add each ingredient and shake until the drink begins to froth. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve immediately.
If the early morning dew in Kentucky tasted like bourbon, would anyone be surprised? And if Mother Nature did spike each drop then it would definitely taste like a Dixie Dew cocktail!
Good bourbon with a hint of mint and a touch of orange could be the perfect way to greet any morning, especially during National Bourbon Month. Omit the ice and try adding coffee if you’re having a leisurely Sunday morning, or pour in a few ounces of bubbly for a tasty aperitif.
1.5 ounces Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve bourbon
½ teaspoon Hiram Walker white crème de menthe
½ teaspoon Cointreau
Garnish: Fresh mint, twist of orange
Fill a bucket glass (or tin can!) with ice, then add each ingredient. Stir to mix and garnish with fresh mint or a twist of orange.