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

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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

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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.


Morning Report, Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Book: Having trouble figuring out which beer to choose with that meal you just cooked? Then you’re going to want to check out Beer and Food. It takes a look at how the ingredients in a brewery match up with the ingredients in a kitchen. Over 35 beer styles are shown and you will learn how to match beer with everything from dinners and desserts to sandwiches and fast food. This book will excite anyone who enjoys a nice brew with their meals. Get it here.


Morning Report, Friday, September 19th, 2014

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Gear: If you take your bar-tending seriously then you want gear that is high quality and useful. The Über ProBostonRoll™DL is a 17 piece complete bar-tending kit and everything comes nicely packed in a carrying case with a shoulder strap. The kit contains their ProStirrer, Endoblade bottle opener, ProCrush muddler and ice crusher, ProJig trilobal measurer, ProFlow speed pourer, Julep strainer, and much more. Get it here.


Morning Report, Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Drink: Do you ever really think about the color of the beer you are about to consume? If you’re like most folks, you don’t give it too much thought. Today we feature some amazing work from Txaber, an artist from Spain. Here are Pantone Beer Cans a concept packaging idea that shows you what the beer will look like inside the cans. This is very impressive and wanted to share it with everyone. More information here.


Morning Report, Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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News: Bikes, Bourbon, & Bluegrass: Cycling The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Check out this cool video about biking the bourbon trail from the folks at Consequence video design.

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News: Heaven Hill Distilleries Announces Release of 2014 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling. Eigth Edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment.
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping the rarity into selected markets across the country beginning in mid-September and it will hit retail shelves in September and October. The annual release of the Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling, of which this represents the eigth in the series, is always highly anticipated by whiskey lovers worldwide and the bottlings are some of the most lauded and coveted releases of the year. Full article here.



Morning Report, Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Gear: What to learn to cook up some delicious bitters in your own home? It’s easy with the Dash Bitters Kit from Bespoke Post. We all know how important bitters can be to a cocktail, they can be used in just about everything. Each batch makes 10 oz. of bitters. Your kit includes: 2 bitters ingredient sets (naked and orange or habañero), 2 mixing jars, 6 dropper bottles & labels, funnel, cheesecloth, instructions, and recipes. Get it here.


Morning Report, Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Drinks: We all know Rogue for their excellent and unique craft beer but now we are going to get to know them with small batch sodas.  They are available in three delicious options: root beer, honey orange or citrus cucumber. Rogue Soda is handcrafted in Oregon by one of America’s oldest microbreweries, Rogue Ales & Spirits, who have won numerous awards. Small batch sodas have been on the rise lately and Rogue’s are definitely stand outs. Get your soda today here.


Marge Samuels Will Be Inducted Into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame

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Announced this morning, Marge Samuels, wife of Maker’s Mark founder Bill Samuels, Sr., will be inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame during next week’s Bourbon Festival. Over sixty years ago, Marge made invaluable contributions to Maker’s Mark and in turn, the bourbon industry as a whole. She is credited as the mastermind behind the iconic bottle (design, label, red wax), the Maker’s Mark name & trademark, and the aesthetic and emphasis on tourism at the National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto, KY – a lady well before her time. As this year’s only inductee, Marge will be the fifth woman to ever be inducted and the first woman directly connected with a distillery to receive the bourbon industry’s highest honor.

Congratulations Marge from your friends at Bourbon & Oak and thank you for your years of dedication to America’s native spirit. Cheers!