National Whiskey Day May 20th
National Whiskey Day is right around the corner (Saturday, May 2oth) so why not raise a glass and celebrate the greatest drink in the world? National Whisky Day is all about sharing good company, good times, and good whiskey. Not a whisky person? This is a great excuse to give it a try or mix it into a cocktail!
Interested in a whiskey cinnamon taste? Be your own mixologist and mix the cinnamon spice infused JP Wiser’s Deluxe Rye Whisky with Angostura Bitters and Scrappy Orange Bitters that you can find at your local liquor store. Would you rather have a sweeter whiskey cocktail? Mix Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey with Clover Honey syrup and muddled blackberries with a hint of lime juice for a fresh take the strong, deep taste of whiskey.
Want to spice things up on whiskey day? Let’s do mixed whiskey shots! Cool down the Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey with a splash of Rum Chata for a smooth swallow. If you’re feeling naughty, create Whiskey Bombs (drop shots) for you and your crew with Fireball Cinnamon and wash it down with Angry Orchard Hard Cider.
4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Scrappy’s Orange Bitters
2 oz. Cinnamon Spiced Infused JP Wiser’s Deluxe Rye Whisky
Build: Add all ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Now strain over fresh ice into double old fashion glass.
Glass: Double Old Fashion
Garnish: Orange Peel, Cinnamon Stick
6-8 Mint Leaves
2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey
¾ oz. Clover Honey Syrup
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Build: Add mint and blackberries into mixing tin. Lightly muddle them to release oils from mint and juice from berries. Now add the rest of the ingredients, add ice and shake vigorously. Now strain over crushed ice into julep cup.
Garnish: Lime Wheel, Blackberry, Mint Sprig
1.5 oz. Jameson Black Barrel Whiskey
1.74 oz. Glenlivet 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky
.75 oz. Lemon
.75 oz. Honey syrup
3 slices of fresh ginger
Using a wooden muddler or mixing spoon, muddle the fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until it is well mashed.
Add the Jameson BB, lemon juice, and honey syrup, and fill shaker with ice.
Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds.
Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass (you may wish to double-strain through a fine tea strainer to remove the small flecks of ginger).
Pour the Glenlivet 12 over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats atop the drink.
Pour RumChata into shot glass. Float Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey on top.
¾ oz RumChata (Chilled)
¾ oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (Chilled)
Drop the shot into the glass and drink away!
1oz Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
½ oz Sun Orchard Lime
5 oz Angry Orchard Hard Cider Draft Beer