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.


Sriracha Hot Toddy Recipe

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This is a great cold weather recipe and one that will definitely help you warm up on those chilly days.

1 tablespoon sriracha

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup water

2 oz. whiskey

Whisk together sriracha, lemon juice, and honey. In a small pan bring water to a boil. Add the whiskey, sriracha, lemon juice, and honey. Turn heat down and let simmer for 7-10 minutes. Pour into glass of juice and enjoy.

You can also add a tea bag into this recipe if you wish by adding it to the boiling water prior to adding the other ingredients.


Bourbon Heritage Month Recipes

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!

Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy @bevmo

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.

Midnight Cowboy
2 ounces Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 ounce Myer’s Dark Rum
½ ounce heavy cream

Directions
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

Fox  Hound @bevmo

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

Directions
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.

Dixie Dew

Dixie Dew

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.

Dixie Dew
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

Directions
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.


Pinicillin Recipe

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2 ounces Scotch whisky

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

3/4 ounce honey syrup

3 slices fresh ginger

1/4 ounce Islay single malt Scotch

Muddle the fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until it is well mashed. Add the Scotch, lemon juice, and honey syrup, and fill shaker with ice. Shake for 35 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Pour the Islay Scotch over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats on top. Enjoy!


Grilled Watermelon Cooler

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1/4 cup grilled watermelon

2 ounces bourbon

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce local honey

2-3 dashes angostura bitters

1/2 cup ice

Slice seedless watermelon into 1/4 in. triangular shaped slices. Place the watermelon pieces on grill and cook on each side until you have noticeable grill marks. Remove the watermelon from the grill and allow it to cool completely. Remove the rind and cut the flesh into small pieces. Place the watermelon pieces in a cocktail shaker and add the bourbon, honey, lime juice, bitters and ice. Shake for about 30-40 seconds. Pour the contents into a glass of your choice and garnish with a piece of grilled watermelon. Enjoy!


Light Infantry Recipe

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2 oz. rye whiskey

1 oz. Lillet

1/2 oz. Cocchi Vermouth de Torino

4 dashes orange bitters

1 orange peel for garnish

1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Combine rye, Lillet, vermouth and bitters in a shaker with ice and stir. Rub orange peel around rim of a chilled martini glass; strain drink into glass. Twist orange peel over drink to release its oils and add to glass. Garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!


White Whiskey Punch Recipe

Here is a great summer whiskey recipe.

2 oz. white whiskey, we like Thistle Finch
2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup

Pineapple wedge, for garnish

Mix white whiskey, juices, and syrup in a shaker with ice; shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a high ball glass with ice and garnish with pineapple.



New York Sour Recipe

2 oz. bourbon

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. grenadine

1/2 oz. red wine of choice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and grenadine and shake for about 35 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Carefully pour red wine into glass so that the wine floats on top. Enjoy!