Brunswick Stew Recipe

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With all the snow and cold weather this week we’ve been looking for ways to stay warm and what better way than a Hearty Brunswick Stew. Our recipe calls for a fair amount of bourbon which as a unique taste and added warmth. Enjoy!

1/2 pound butter

3 cups (2 large) diced sweet onions

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup bbq sauce

1 pound pulled pork

1/2 pound diced chicken

1/2 pound ground turkey

1/2 pound ground beef

1  can fire roasted tomatoes

2 cans drained green beans

3 oz. bourbon

1 quart or more quality chicken stock or broth

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and saute until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add bbq sauce. Stir in the pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. Add the fire roasted tomatoes and green beans. Stir in the chicken stock and let simmer for a couple hours over low heat. Enjoy! This recipe is also one that can be made in a crock pot.

Pair it with bourbon and cornbread for additional enjoyment.



Al Capone’s 116th Birthday

There is no doubt that Al Capone was a larger than life character. Today marks what would have been his 116th birthday. We are raising a glass today for Mr. Capone and sharing two cocktail recipes that feature Templeton Rye, which was said to be Al’s favorite whiskey. We hope you enjoy the cocktails. Happy Birthday Al.

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3 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey

1 oz. Grand Marnier

Splash of Champagne

Dash of bitters

Combine Templeton Rye, bitters and Grand Marnier in a shaker. Shake well, strain in martini glass. Float champagne and garnish with lemon twist.

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3 oz  Templeton Rye whiskey

1 oz sweet vermouth

2 Dashes angostura bitters

1 stemmed maraschino cherry

Fill a mixing glass with ice; add Templeton Rye, vermouth, and bitters. Gently swirl or stir for about 20 seconds to mix thoroughly, do not shake this. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, add stemmed cherry, and enjoy.

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Baltimore Bang Recipe

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1 1/2 ounces bourbon

1 1/2 ounces apricot brandy

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp sugar

orange slice and cherry for garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange slice and cherry. Enjoy!


Homeade Sour Mix Recipe

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1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2 cups fresh lemon and lime juice

In a small pot combine the sugar and water and simmer until sugar dissolves. Strain out the pulp from the lemon and lime juice. Turn heat to low and add fresh lemon and lime juice. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Strain a final time into an airtight glass bottle. Sour mix will keep for approximately 2-3 weeks in the fridge.

This is a great way to make a homemade sour mix and the recipe we use when hosting cocktail parties. It is a perfect balance of sweet and sour.


4 Points Cocktail

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1 oz bourbon
1 oz applejack
1/2 oz Solerno Blood Orange liqueur
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
orange twist for garnish

In a mixing glass, combine first four ingredients.
Add ice. Stir vigorously for 45 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy!


Rob Roy Recipe

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2 oz. scotch whisky

1 oz. sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

lemon or orange twist to garnish

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well for about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a piece of lemon or orange peel over the drink and use as garnish.


Bourbon Balls Recipe

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2 1/2 graham crackers crushed

3/4 cup bourbon of choice

3 tablespoons light corn syrup

1/2 cup powder sugar

6 ounces chocolate chips

1 teaspoon sriracha

granulated sugar

1 cup ground pecans

1. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the graham crackers, ground pecans and powdered sugar.

2. In a small pan heat chocolate chips over low heat until almost melted (it will melt more as you stir). Stir in bourbon and corn syrup to combine.

3. Add the chocolate mixture to the crumbs mixture, and stir until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

4. Pour some granulated sugar into a dish. Form the chocolate mixture into small balls the size of grapes, and roll each ball in the sugar. Serve & Enjoy.


Brunswick Stew Recipe

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1/2 pound butter

3 cups (2 large) diced sweet onions

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup bbq sauce

1 pound pulled pork

1/2 pound diced chicken

1/2 pound ground turkey

1/2 pound ground beef

1  can fire roasted tomatoes

2 cans drained green beans

3 oz. bourbon

1 quart or more quality chicken stock or broth

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and saute until the onions are translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add bbq sauce. Stir in the pulled pork, chicken, turkey, and beef. Add the fire roasted tomatoes and green beans. Stir in the chicken stock and let simmer for a couple hours over low heat. Enjoy! This recipe is also one that can be made in a crock pot.

Pair it with bourbon and cornbread for additional enjoyment.