Champagne Cocktails To Toast The New Year: For Good Luck.

Well here we are at the end of another year, and what a year it has been. We started the year 2020 with a good start, then in the third month everything got turned upside down on us all. We are Americans, and we persevere. We get stronger and keep going. We find ways to keep this country of ours that we love going and make it stronger than it was before. They can kick us down, but they can’t keep us down for long. As we close out this year, let us reflect on the positive, as well as look forward to a new beginning. Last year hit us with a bomb, but we fought and are now in the winners circle. Now that there is a vaccine, perhaps this year will see brighter days. To close out the year, we here at love of spirits are having one last sale. This sale is live as of today, and will remain in affect until this Sunday the third. You can get $10.00 off of any purchase of $30.00 or more.->->-> CLICK HERE<-<-<- FOR MORE DETAILS. And remember to use code NEWYEAR10 at the checkout.

French 75:French 75:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Gin

2) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

3) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup

4) Ice

5) 4 ounces of chilled Brut Champagne

To Make; In a cocktail shaker, combine the Gin, lemon juice, and the simple syrup. Fill the cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne flute and top off with the Brut Champagne.

Hat Trick:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Amontillado Sherry

3) 1 ounce of Aperol ( Bitter orange Itailian Aperitif )

4) 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Rhubarb bitters, or orange bitters, plus one dash for the garnish ( not optional )

5) 1 1/2 ounces of chilled prosecco

6) 1 lemon twist wrapped around a pick for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; First fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the sherry, aperol, and 2 dashes of bitters, and shake well, for about 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top off with the prosecco, and garnish with a dash of bitters and the lemon twist.Hat Trick:

Cork County Bubbles:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 ounce of Irish Whiskey

3) 1/4 of an ounce of Yellow Chartruse

4) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

5) 1 teaspoon of honey mixed with 1/2 a teaspoon of warm water

6) 1 ounce of chilled Champagne

7) 1 lemon twist preferably spiral cut for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients with the exception of the Champagne, and the garnish. Shake well, for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute, stir in the champagne, and garnish with the lemon twist.

Marasca Fizz:

Ingredients:

1) 3 maraschino cherries, plus3/4 of an ounce of syrup from the jar

2) Superfine sugar

3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

4) 2 brown sugar cubes

5) 1/2 an ounce of Cherry Heering, or Cherry Liqueur

6) 4 ounces of chilled Champagne

To Make; Moisten the outer rim of a champagne flute with 1/2 ounce of the maraschino cherry syrup and coat with the superfine sugar. Sprinkle the bitters over the brown sugar cubes. Add the Cherry Heering or Cherry Liqueur, maraschino cherries, and the remaining 1/4 ounce of maraschino cherry syrup to the flute. Top off with the champagne, and add the brown sugar cubes.

Southside Royale:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Gin

2) 3/4 ounce of simple syrup

3) 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice

4) Champagne

5) A sprig of fresh mint

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add in the gin, simple syrup, and the lime juice. Shake until well chilled. You should see condensation on the outside of the shaker. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and garnish with the fresh sprig of mint.Southside Royale:

Platinum Sparkle:

Ingredients:

1) Ice

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka

3) 1/2 an ounce of Maraschino Liqueur

4)1/2 an ounce of Lillet blanc

5) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice

6) 1/2 an ounce of Brut Champagne

7) 1 brandied or maraschino cherry for the garnish

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the vodka, liqueur, lillet and lemon juice, shake well for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass or a champagne flute. Then stir in the champagne to top off. Garnish with the cherry.

Classic Champagne Cocktail:Festive Champagne:

Ingredients:

1) 1 sugar cube

2) Angostura Bitters

3) Sparkling wine

4) Lemon twist for the garnish

To Make; Put the sugar cube into the champagne flute. Lightly sprinkle the sugar cube with the Angostura Bitters, and pour enough sparkling wine to fill the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist before serving.

To Finish The Year:

I truly hope that the new year brings you some good luck. Lord knows that we all could use some. Try these Champagne cocktails to toast the new year for good luck. Remember that all the alcohol listed in these cocktails is all on sale. That is not even the best part, depending on where you live you could get everything delivered to your home in about one hour. That means that you do not have to run out to the store for supplies.

Plus if you have other party needs such as snacks, or even ice you can have this delivered to you as well. I know, hard to believe is’nt it? It is much safer to stay home with a small group of friend and or family, and have a couple cocktails. Then to go out to a bar or a club this year. Plus most states still have restrictions in place, so bars are closing at 10 pm.

You then have to rush home to have a toast with what you have on hand. So, why not just click the link, stay home and have the party there. Much safer this way No worries about getting a DWI or a DWUI.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Have a safe and happy new year my friends. Sincerely: John D. Have a blessed new year.

Classic Cocktails For Gentlemen: Or anyone looking for classics.

I am writing to you today to inform you of a holiday sale that is happening this weekend. Starting tomorrow the 25 of December, you can get a $10.00 discount on any order of $30.00 or more. This sale is to help you celebrate the holidays as well as save some money in the process. You will find eight classic cocktails for gentlemen, or anyone looking for classics. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these cocktails as much as I do. We all have had a rough year, and things do not look like they are getting any better. At least until everyone get the chance to receive a vaccine. With this promotion, you can stay at home where you are the safest and get all of your party needs to be delivered right to your front door. And a $10.00 discount is a bonus. All you have to do is use this code when you checkout XMASS10. You can use this link to get all of your party needs DRIZLY We here @ love of spirits want to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas.

Statesman Old Fashioned:Old Fasioned Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Old Forester Statesman

2) 1/4 ounce of Ancho Chile Liqueur

3) 1/2 ounce of Maple Syrup

4) 2 droppers of Tobacco Bitters

5) A lemon peel

To Make; Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass, or a cocktail shaker, do not shake, stir well. Strain the drink into a double old fashioned glass filled with some ice cubes. Garnish with a wide lemon peel, wit with the oils from the peel expressed over the cocktail.

Spirit used; Old Forester Statesman.

The Fords Negroni:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Fords Gin

2) 1 ounce of Campari

3) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

4) 1 orange slice for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; Measure ingredients in a mixing glass, make sure that the glass is big enough to hold all the ingredients without spilling out. Fill the glass with some ice, and stir using a bar spoon, until the cocktail is well chilled. You can use the cup of a cocktail shaker if that is what you have available. Strain over fresh ice using a hawthorn strainer, into a rocks glass ( short glass ). Float the orange slice on top of the drink to garnish the beverage.

Spirit used; Fords GinFords Negroni:

Jack And Coke:

Every one knows this classic cocktail.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

2) Coca- Cola

To Make; Fill a highball glass 3/4 the way up with some ice cubes. Pour in Old No. 7 and top off with the Coca- Cola. you can not get any easier than this classic cocktail. This also makes a great frozen drink for those hot summer days. See my article titled Jack Daniel’s A Best Friend Forever Don’t worry you will not lose your place on this article if you check out the other article. All links open in a new window.

Sparkling Boulevardier:

Ingredients;

1) 1 ounce of Dry Sparkling Wine

2) 1 ounce of Rye Whiskey

3) 1 ounce of Campari

4) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

5) Fresh rosemary for the garnish

To Make; In a mixing glass with ice, add the Rye Whiskey, Campari, and the Sweet Vermouth. Stir with a bar spoon until well chilled. Strain into a classic cocktail glass and top off with the Sparkling Wine. Garnish with the rosemary. For a smoky element, you can light the rosemary until it smokes, then douse it out in the cocktail. If you want a more classic cocktail, garnish with a Luxardo cherry instead of the rosemary.Festive Cocktail:

Colingwood Sour:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Collingwood Blended Canadian Whiskey

2) 3/4 ounce of Simple Syrup

3) 3/4 ounce of Lemon Juice

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add in all the ingredients, and shake well, until good and cold. Condensation should form on the outside of the cocktail shaker. Strain into a lowball glass or a rocks glass, either one will work just as good. The glass should have fresh ice cubes in it before you strain the drink in. You can garnish this beverage with an orange peel, or a maraschino cherry. ( optional )

Dark And Stormy:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of dark rum

2) 6 ounces of Ginger Beer

3) Fresh Lime Wedge

To Make; Pour the ginger beer into a highball glass over some ice. Top off with the dark rum, and garnish with the lime wedge.

Gentleman’s Manhattan:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Gentleman Jack

2) 1/2 ounce of Dry Vermouth

3) 1/2 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

4) 2 dashes of Bitters

To Make; Fill a cocktail mixing glass halfway with some ice cubes. Add all the ingredients into the glass and stir for ten seconds. Strain the cocktail into a champagne coup. Add two dark cherries on a pick and rest on the side of the glass to garnish. ( optional )

Horse’s Neck:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Old Foresters Classic 86 Proof

2) 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

3) Ginger Ale

4) 1 long lemon peel

To Make; In an ice filled Collins glass, combine the bourbon with the Bitters. Top off with the Ginger Ale. Peel a generous lemon peel, express a light squeeze of the oil from the peel over the cocktail, and tuck the peel into the cocktail, winding through the ice.

Thank you so much for sticking around to the end. I hope that one of these classic cocktails for gentlemen, or anyone else looking for a classic, is to your liking. Whether you are sharing with a friend or a loved one, or you are sipping one by yourself. Hopefully you are not all alone this year, and if you are, I hope that you find someone to share life with this new year. Keep an eye out for next weekend, we will be having another sale to kiss 2020 good bye and kick it in the rump.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive, the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely your friend John D. Have a blessed holiday

Remember to use the code XMASS10 when you check out to get the discount.

Risqu’e Cocktails To Get You In The Mood:

Al Alcohol has been used for centuries to get people to loosen up a little bit. It helps some of us to let go of our inhibitions, if you know what I’m talking about. You probably know exactly what I am saying, alcohol helps us ugly people have sex, and has been doing so for a long, long, time. To help you out with this long standing tradition, I have a few cocktails with this theme, that I am going to share with you today.plus just to sweeten the deal cor you, I am going to throw in a little sale for this weekend. So, starting today, and ending on Sunday Am going to give you a gift. You will receive an $8.00 discount on any our has of $30.00 or more. This promotion is for new customers only. All you have to do is click the link and use the code that I provide cor you. Good deal isn’t it? So, here is the code as well as the link. GIFT8. That is it, use this link to get the alcohol, and the code word to get the discount.

Kiss On The Lips:Kiss On The Lips

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of peach schnapps

2) 5 ounces of mango daiquiri or Margherita mix

3) 1/2 an ounce of grenadine

4) 1 ounce of ginger ale

5) 1 orange slice

To Make; Pour the peach schnapps, mango mix, and some ice into a blender. Blend until mixture is smooth. Pour the grenadine into the bottom of a hurricane glass. Pour in the mixture from the blender. Top off withe ginger ale, and garnish with the slice of orange. Serve and enjoy.

It’s Two Am And You’re Still Ugly:

This just means you have not drank enough, or the person you are looking at fell out of the ugly tree, and hit every branch on the way down.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Vodka any will work fine.

2) 1/2 an ounce of Midori melon liqueur

3) 4 ounces of red cranberry juice

4) 1 melon ball

To Make; Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add the Vodka, Melon liqueur, and the cranberry juice to the glass. Garnish with a melon ball. Stir to combine the ingredients. Serve and enjoy. With the low amount of alcohol in this cocktail, you can see why they are still ugly.It's 2 Am And You're Still Ugly:

Blue Screw:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Blue Curacao

2) 1 ounce of Vodka

3) 5 ounce of orange juice

4) 1 ounce of 7up

5) 1 orange slice

To Make; Fill a highball glass with some ice. Add the orange juice and the blue Curacao into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for 5- 10 seconds. Pour the mixture into the glass, top off with the 7up. And garnish with the orange slice. Serve and enjoy.

Bend Over Shirley:Bend Over Shirley:

Ingredients:

1) 11/2 ounces of Raspberry Vodka

2) 4 ounces of lemon lime soda

3) 3/4 ounce of grenadine

4) 1 Maraschino cherry

To Make; Fill a Collins glass with some ice cubes. Add the Raspberry Vodka, grenadine, and the lemon lime soda. Lightly stir to combine the ingredients. Then garnish with the Maraschino cherry.

Tie Me To The Bedpost:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Vodka

2) 1 ounce of Amaretto

3) 1 ounce of Southern Comfort

4) 2 ounces of orange juice

5) 1 ounce of Grenadine

To Make; Add some ice to a rocks glass. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour the mixture into the ice filled rocks glass. And garnish with a Maraschino cherry, and serve with a straw.

Between The Sheets:Your Lucky Night:

Ingredients:

1) 3/4 of an ounce of Brandy

2) 3/4 of an ounce of triple sec

3) 3/4 of an ounce of light rum

4) 4 ounces of a sour mix

To Make; Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake to combine. Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass with some ice serve and enjoy. Ps. Share with someone special and maybe you will end up between the sheets. Good luck.

Sex In The Woods:

This was always an old stand by for me, you could always count on the trusty woods to have sex. So, it’s only right that we have a cocktail named for it.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of vodka

2) 1/2 ounce of Kahlua

3) 1/2 an ounce of Amaretto

4) 6 ounces of pineapple juice

5) 1 pineapple wedge

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, Amaretto, and pineapple juice to the shaker. Shake until well mixed. Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple. Serve and enjoy.

This all that I have for you this time around. I hope that you find something here to enjoy. And as always if you do give any of these cocktails a try, please let me know how they were for you. Did they help you to get some hot sex with someone you love, or just met? I would love to hear from you.

Don’t forget that all the alcohol listed for these cocktails can be purchased on here. You just have to click on the link at the top of the article. Plus if you use the code GIFT8 at checkout, you can save $8.00. Consider it my Christmas gift to all of you my loyal readers. This will.most likely be the last sale before Santa comes to visit. This year Santa wants some holiday spirits, not cookies and milk.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D.

I want to wish you and all your loved ones a safe and happy holiday. No matter what you celebrate, please be careful. I want to see you back here after the holiday is over. So, please whatever you decide to do this year, please do it carefully. Have a blessed weekend my friends.

Scotch For Every Budget: My Top Picks.

I know, you hear the word scotch, and you immediately think that is way out of my budget. Maybe that was true in the early days. In today’s time that just is not the case. With new brands exploding in the market these days. you now have plenty of scotch for every budget. I thought that I would look around and see if I could find a couple of these spirits that could be affordable to just about everyone on the planet. Today I have found four noteworthy Blended Scotch Whiskey that I think that all of you would enjoy. You are going to see a name or two that you recognize, and maybe a name or two that you have never heard of. Perhaps you will learn something about this spirit that you didn’t know about. To be honest with you, there was a few things that I did not know until I started to do some research. I hope that you enjoy this article as much as I do.

Johnnie Walker Black Label:Johnnie Walker Black Label:

This brand of scotch is a true icon in a sea of other Scotch Whiskey brands. This iconic Scotch Whiskey is made from whiskey aged for a minimum of twelve years. And sourced from the four corners of Scotland. Johnnie Walker Black Label has a smooth, deep character. The perfect spirit to be shared at any occasion. Whether it is a night out on the town, or you are just hanging out with some friends while at home.

Hanging out at home is my favorite to enjoy this fine blended Scotch Whiskey. Even more so, now that the country is starting to close doors again. Dang virus. Take in the scent of rich and tropical fruits, with a hint of vanilla. Savor the flavor developed from maturation in oak casks, combined with creamy toffee notes, that come naturally from grain whiskey.

This iconic brand has a smooth and warming smoke finish. A characteristic of all Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskey. This brand of Scotch Whiskey, offers a variety of blends to choose from. Of course there is Johnnie Walker Black Label, but let us not forget their other offerings. Johnnie Walker Red Label, Johnnie Walker Double Black Label, Johnnie Walker Green Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Johnnie Walker Aged Eighteen Years, and the newest member of the family, Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

The best place that I have found to purchase these fine aged spirits is at DRIZLY.COM

Ballantines Finest Scotch Whiskey:

Simply a slightly sweet blend, with a touch of vanilla, perfect for mixing to get the evening off to a great start. Start your night with a blended Scotch Whiskey that has stayed true to its original recipe since 1910. The taste is a balance of subtle, sweet flavors like milk chocolate, red apples, and vanilla. The aromas are a soft, elegant, heather honey with a hint of spice. With a light gold color, and a fresh and floral after-taste leaves you with a well-rounded glow.

Ballentine’s 12; Creamy with a honey like sweetness. Try it over ice by its self or in some soda. This blend is one of the master blender’s favorites. A honey sweet blend of whiskey, that has been aged for twelve years or more. The taste of this blend has complex honey, and floral flavors, with a creamy oak sweetness. you will be able to smell the sweet honey with hints of oak, and vanilla. The golden honey color will awaken your senses. The back end of this blend is long-lasting, refreshing, and sweet.

Ballentine’s Seventeen; As named this Scotch Whiskey is aged for seventeen years. Sweet, fruity, and gently spiced, this is sure to be a drink to impress and share with friends and family, especially for this holiday season. This one is the worlds first and most awarded seventeen year old Blended Scotch Whiskey. An impressive blend of whiskeys, complex, vibrant honey sweetness, with creamy vanilla flavors, with hints of oak and spicy liquorice dance on your tounge. You will smell the smooth vanilla and oak with a sensation of smoke. Still, with a clear, golden amber color. Long, sweet and smooth with a hint of spice, at the finish, will leave you wanting one more cocktail. It may prove difficult to get your friends to leave after serving one of these to them. The best place I found to purchase this well blended Scotch Whiskey is at

DRIZLY.COM Ballentines Finest:

Macallen Estate:

Treasuring the past, the people at Macallen Estate place immense value on history, and the choices that were made in the past, that have shaped the company into who they are today. The knowledge they have gleaned shapes their purpose, pushing them to continually innovate and make bold decisions, while holding on to what matters most. This awareness and intention to treasure what has gone before in history is one of the reasons to have launched an official Fine and Rare collection back in 2002.

This Blended Scotch Whiskey will take you on a journey through the years. A bridge between the past and the future. The Macallens Fine and Rare vintages bridge the past, as well as the future. They each bring a beautiful uniqueness. The distil those elements that confer greatness on the Macallen and, in doing so, on those who made them. They are, as one collection, the sensory proof that the skill, vision, and passion that have long characterized one of the world’s greatest spirits remain as sacrosanct today, as they have always been.

The Macallen Estate has plenty of fine Blended Scotch Whiskey for you to try. The best place that I have found to purchase Macllen Estates Blended Scotch Whiskey is at

DRIZLY.COM

The Glenlivet:

This is my fourth and final pick, I saved the best one for last.

Caribbean Reserve; Introducing a single malt with a bold, tropical twist. Aged in a single cask oak barrel selectively finished in barrels that were previously used to hold Caribbean Rum. Bold, smooth, and tropical flavors. A well-balanced and exceptionally smooth finish. You will smell the notes of pear, and red apple to meet a fabulous tropical twist of bananas in syrup. Taste rich caramel notes, followed by flavors of tropical fruit. Enjoy this unique spirit neat, over ice, topped with coconut water or in a Mai Tai.The Glenlivet:

Founders Reserve; Boasting the classic flavors of The Glenlivet, bound up in a creamy smooth texture. This one is a salute to the one who started it all. Pale gold in color, aged in traditional oak and American First Fill. Brings the flavor of creamy sweetness, and zesty fruits. Leaves you with a long creamy smooth taste, that you will be happy to carry around on your tounge all day. You will smell citrus fruit, sweet orange. Taste zesty orange, pear, toffee, and apples. A nice blend of Scotch Whiskey to be enjoyed light dishes of salmon.

Heritage 12 Year Old; This blend of Glenlivet Scotch Whiskey, is smooth balanced, and fruity. An invitation to indulgence in the form of a liquid. Bright vibrant gold color. Single cask aged in European and American oak barrels. The flavor is delicately balanced with strong pineapple notes. Leaves a long, creamy smooth finish. Smells like fruit and the air of summer. Just what you need on a long cold winter night. Taste of a well-balanced whiskey, fruity with strong notes of pineapple. Perfect to have with some seared scallops. There are several blends of this excellent Blended Scotch Whiskey, we could be here all day listing the blends. The best place that I have found to purchase this spirit is at DRIZLY.COM

 

Have A Safe And Happy Holiday:

I hope that you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday season.

Please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Your friend John D.

Have a blessed day my friends.

Early Times In An old Way: Cocktails to serve for the holidays.

Today I want to talk about a spirit that can transport you to a different time. No I am not talking about actual time travel like Scott Bacula did in quantum leap. This is more of a reminiscent kind of travel. Sit back and have a sip or two of one of these cocktails, and let the alcohol transport you to a time when everything seemed better than it is today, I know that this year has been tough for a lot of people, so I thought that I could share a few cocktail recipe’s, that may have been forgotten about over the years. You know like the United States Government has forgotten about us, the ones who are struggling to keep our heads above water in order to stay alive, and put food on the table for our families. Perhaps a cocktail or two is just what we all need. I have eight recipes to share with you today, I hope you stick around till the end, so, shall we have a cocktail or two together?

Early Times Hero’s SpecialEarly Times Hero:

Ingredients:

1) 11/2 ounces of Early Times Whiskey

2) 4 ounces of cola ( or other carbonated soda )

3) Lemon wheel or a cherry

To Make; Pour Early Time Whiskey over ice in a tall highball glass. Add the soda of your choosing, stir. And garnish with the desired fruit ( optional.)

Early Times Salute:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Early Times Whiskey

2) 3/4 of an ounce of Sweet Vermouth

3) Dash of Bitters

4) 1 cherry

5) 1 lemon twist

To Make; Add all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until mixture is cold. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon twist ( optional.)

Early Times Sweet Freedom:

Ingredients:

1) 1/2 cup of crushed ice

2) 1/2. Of lemon juice

3) 2 ounces of Early Times Whiskey

4) 1 teaspoon of sugar

5) 1 cherry

6) 1 slice of an orange

To Make; In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the cherry and an orange slice. ( optional )Sweet Freedom:

Gold Rush:

Ingredients:

1) 11/2 ounces of Bushmills Original

2) 1 ounce of lemon juice

3) 1 ounce of honey syrup

4) 4 sprigs of fresh mint

5) 1 lemon wheel

To Make; Combine all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake for ten seconds, and strain over fresh ice in rocks glass. ( short glass )

Gentleman’ s Sour:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack

2) 3/4 ounce of lemon juice

3) 1/2 of an ounce of simple syrup

4) 1 dash of Bitters

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with cubed ice. Add all ingredients and shake vigorously for20-30 seconds. Fill a rocks glass ( short glass.) halfway with fresh cubed ice. Strain the liquid into the glass, and add a lemon wedge for the garnish ( optional)

Bushmills Gold Rush:

Bushmills Highball:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey

2) 3 ounces of soda water

3) 1 ounce of lemon juice

4) Lots of ice

5) Lime slice

To Make; Add ice to a highball glass 3/4 the way up. ( Tall Glass ) Add the 1 ounce of Bushmills original Irish whiskey. Pour in a good splash of premium soda water to bring the mixture to the top of the glass. Stir to combine the rest of the ingredients. Then garnish the cocktail with a lime slice. Serve and enjoy.

Bushmills Irish Coffee:

ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Bushmills original Irish whiskey

2) 3/4 of an ounce of rich Damerara syrup

3) 3/4 of an ounce of Sumatra coffee

4) Fresh whipped cream.

To Make; Pour all ingredients into a 6 ounce heat proof coffee glass, or mug. Leave half an inch of room for the cream. Top off with the fresh whipped cream. This cocktail can be served hot or it can be served cold, Whatever you prefer.

Alright I have one more recipe to share with you, that is if you are still with Mr. And I hope that you have stuck with me for this far of the journey. So, rather then me rattling off, how about I just get to last cocktail, that way we can go and make a couple of them to enjoy.

Collinswood Sour:

Bushmills Irish Coffee:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Collinswood Blended Canadian Whiskey

2) 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup

3) 3/4 of an ounce of lemon juice

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add in all the ingredients, shake until well chilled. You should see some condensation on the outside of the cocktail shaker. That will let you know that the mixture is good and cold. Strain the liquid into a rocks glass ( short glass ) filled with some fresh ice. Serve and enjoy.

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family members. Don’t miss out on a moment because you had make a run to the liquor store. Let us make the run and bring the drinks to your home. With how stressful this year has been, you deserve to let us do all the work for you.

I make this as simple as I can for you. I give you all the cocktail recipe’s that you need, and I make it possible for you to stay home and continue to have a great time with your loved ones.

Just so you know, I do make a small commission for anything that you purchase from this site. I hope that you can find a cocktail on here to give a try and share and enjoy with friends and or family. Especially at this time of the year.

Now that the virus is making a second wave across the nation, and states are starting to shut down again. You can always make a stop by here and get all the things you need to have a party at home, while staying safe, and not getting sick. All I wish for you is to be safe and have a happy holiday season

If you are interested in any of the cocktails that I have here in today’s article and need the alcohol to make them please use the link that is provided for you. ->->->CLICK HERE<-<-<- AND TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER FOR YOU. you can save $8.00 on any purchase of $30.00 or more today until Sunday. HAPPY HOLIDAYS. When you check out use code COLD8

Please remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive the life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: your friend John D. Have a blessed weekend my friends.

Bloody Mary A Classic With A New Twist: Revamping A Classic Cocktail.

The bloody Mary has been around for many years, probably since most of us were even born. In the past couple years there has been a resurgence of the older cocktails. What was old is now new, I wonder what is behind this phenomenon. I wonder if it just because history repeats its self or some young person going through their grandparents recipe books. Whatever the case may be, you will not hear any complaints from this guy. I am a lover of the past, and love when someone breathes new life into an old favorite. In today’s article I thought that we could take a look back at the Bloody Mary A Classic With A New Twist. I have the original, as well as a few new twists that I think are going to become some of your favorite cocktails to share with your friends and family members.

Bloody Maria:Bloody Maria:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Blanco Tequila

2) 2 ounces of a spicy Tomato Mix

To Make; Combine both ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until cold. Pour mixture into a spiced rimmed glass and garnish this cocktail with a lime wedge, celery stalk, bacon, or olive’s. It’s your drink, have it however you want.

Classic Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 3 ounces of a vodka of your choosing

2) 1 and a half cups of tomato juice

3) 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

4) 3/4 teaspoon of horseradish

5) 3/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

6) Hot sauce to taste

7) Salt and Pepper to taste

8) Lemon wedges and celery stalks to garnish

To Make; Place all ingredients into a pitcher and mix to combine. Stop and taste the mix before you serve, adjusting things like heat, and horseradish levels as you go. Divide evenly between three glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh lemon wedges and some celery stalks, and enjoy.

Carrotini:Carrotini:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Spa Infused Vodka

2) 2 ounces of carrot ginger orange juice

3) Carrot

4) Cucumber

To Make; Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake until cold and the outside of the Shaker is covered in condensation. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with carrot and cucumber and enjoy.

For the spa infused vodka; In a clean glass jar pile lemon peels, fresh mint leaves, and cucumber slices ( cut in half and seeds removed) about one third of the way up. Add 4-8 ounces of plain vodka. Seal with lid and let sit on the counter for two to three days. Lightly turn and shake the jar a couple of times a day. Once done, strain the vodka to remove the pieces of lemon peels and cucumber slices. Pour the vodka back into the jar, and store in the refrigerator.

Food And Wine Zee Spotted Pig Bloody Mary:

It is suggested by the bartender Anna Vonderzee, to make this mixture one day in advance, to allow the spices and the horseradish to marry with the tomato juice.

Ingredients:

1) Half a cup of finely grated peeled fresh horseradish

2) 2 ounces of Worcestershire sauce

3) 2 ounces of sriracha Chile sauce

4) Finely grated zest of one small lemon

5) 2 teaspoons of celery salt

6) 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper

7) 32 ounces of tomato juice

8) 16 ounces of vodka

9) Lime wedges

To Make; In a pitcher, combine the horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, sriracha, lemon zest, celery salt, kosher salt, and the teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper. Add the tomato juice and stir well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least two hours. Overnight would be better if you can wait. Pour the tomato juice mixture into 8 ice filled rock glasses. ( short glasses ) Add 2 ounces of vodka to each glass and stir. Garnish each drink with a pinch of fresh ground black pepper and a lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

Garden Gazpacho Mary:garden Gazpacho Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 6 ounces of vodka

2) 1 and a half pounds of Plum Tomatoes

3) 3/4 of a cup of tomato juice

4) 1 large English cucumber

5) Half a cup of red bell peppers

6) 1/4 cup of chives

7) 1 small halapeno

8) Half a cup of cilantro

9) 1 small garlic clove

10) 2 tablespoons of olive oil

11) 1 and a half tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

12) 1 teaspoon of salt

13) 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

To Make; Seed, skin, and crush the tomatoes, passing the pulp through a fine mesh strainer until you are left with 3/4 a cup of juice. Next seed both of the peppers, making sure to wash your hands immediately after working with the jalapeno. Drop all ingredients except the vodka into a blender, and blend until the vegetables look roughly chopped and combined. Pour your mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate overnight to fully integrate the flavors. To serve, place half a scoop of ice into the bottom of five pint glasses, and pour 1 and a half ounces of vodka into each glass. Fill the remainder of the glasses with your gazpacho mix, and slowly stir to combine. Serve with a fresh lemon wedge and a fresh vegetable garnish.

Ketel One Bloody Mary:Ketel One Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Ketel One Vodka

2) 3 ounces of Ketel One Bloody Mary Mix

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice, Garnish with a celery stalk, olive’s, lemon wedge or bacon. This is a breakfast cocktail after all.

 

UV Silver Bloody Mary:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of UV Silver Vodka

2) 3 ounces of Bloody Mary Mix

3) Olives and or celery stalks for the garnish ( optional )

To Make; Combine the Vodka, and the Bloody Mary Mix in a highball glass ( tall glass ) and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh olive’s celery stalks, and anything that heart desires.

That is all that I have for you on this stop by, I hope that you find something interesting to give a try. If you do happen to give one or more of these cocktails a try, please let me know how they were for you.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

Ps. for any of the alcohol listed for these cocktails CLICK HERE

Holiday Cocktails Made Better By A Sale:

I know that this year has been tough for a lot of people. Well the end is very nearby. Ther is no reason not to celebrate the holidays. The best way that I know how to this is to have a couple of friends or family members over for a cocktail or two. I want to make this possible for you to do. So, for this weekend I am happy to bring this three day sale to you. Every new customer is going to receive an eight dollar discount for any order of thirty dollars or more. Now, the good news is that anyone on this site qualifies as a new customer. I have several holiday cocktails for you to enjoy this season, and they are made better by a sale. I hope that you find something here that piques your curiosity.

Canadian Club Holiday Wreath:A Tasty Holiday Wreath:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Canadian Club 1858 Canadian Whiskey

2)Half an ounce of DeKuyper Razzmatazz Schnapps Liqueur

3) 3 ounces of Apple Cider

4) 1 lemon wheel for the garnish

To Make; Add ice to a highball glass ( Tall Glass ) and pour in the Canadian Whiskey, and the apple cider. Add the DeKuyper Razzmatazz Schnapps Liqueur to top off the cocktail. Garnish with a lemon wheel. ( optional )

Raspberry Mule:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Vodka

2) 1 ounce of Chambord

3) 1/2 an ounce of lime juice

4) Ginger Beer

5) One lime

6) Mint leaves for the garnish

To Make; Fill a Collins glass or a copper mug with some ice. Combine the vodka, Chambord, and the lime juice. Top off with the ginger beer, and garnish with the mint leaves and a lime wheel.( optional )

Christmas Cookie Shot:Christmas Cookie Shots:

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of Bailey’s Irish Cream

2) 2 ounces of Butterscootch Schnapps Liqueur

3) 1 ounce of Cointreau

4) Half an ounce of Kahlua

To Make; Measure out all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain liquid equally into 5 shot glasses and enjoy.

Pineapple Fizz:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Skyy Infusions Pineapple

2) 3/4 of an ounce of lime juice

3) 1/2 ounce of simple syrup

4) 1 1/2 ounces of pineapple juice

5) Top with soda water

6) 2 dashes of rose water

To Make; Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker, strain into a glass and top off with the soda water.

Coffee After Eight:

Ingredients

1) 2 ounces of Peppermint Schnapps

2) 1 1/2 ounces of Creme de Cacao Liqueur

3) 1 ounce of heavy cream

4) 2 ounces of strong coffee chilled

5) 4 coffee ice cubes

To Make; Combine the Schnapps, Creme de Cacao, heavy cream and the coffee in a cocktail shaker filled with some ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled, and strain into a mug filled with coffee ice cubes. As an alternative, try this beverage warm. Add all the ingredients to a hot cup of strong coffee, and enjoy.

Berry Merry Christmas:

Ingredients:

1) 4 ounces of Barefoot Bubbly Berry

2) 1 ounce of chilled pomegranate juice

3) 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

4) Pomegranate seeds or frozen berries

To Make; Place pomegranate seeds or frozen berries in the bottom of a chilled champagne flute. Add chilled pomegranate juice and vanilla extract to the flute. Top off with the Barefoot Berry Bubbly.

Peppermint White Russian:

Ingredients:

1) 3/4 ounce of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

2) 3/4 ounce of Vodka

3) 3/4 ounce of Peppermint Schnapps

4) 1 ounce of half-and-half, or whole milk. I recommend the half-and-half.

To Make; In an old fashioned glass ( short glass ) with ice combine the Kahlua, Vodka, and peppermint schnapps. Top off with the half-and-half.

OK, that is all that I have to share with you at this time. Sorry, I am keeping this article short this week. I hope that you find at least one cocktail that tickles your fancy. Before I go, I will give you the code that you need to get the discount. Remember, you have to be a new customer. Plus where I am sending you, you can get all the alcohol listed in each recipe all in the same place. So, here is the code

DECEMBER8 This is also the link to get you where to get everything that you need. You know alcohol makes a great gift, if you are looking for ideas to get for your friends or a family member that likes to be a home bartender.

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely your friend John D. Have a blessed weekend my friends

Still StrugglingTo Find The Perfect Gift? Look No Further:

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Are you still struggling to find the perfect gift? Look no further. If you have someone in your family, or a good friend, that loves whiskey and other distilled spirits, then you have the perfect place to be. There is no other place on the internet that will come close to what you will get here, I promise you that my friends. Sit back and have a drink with me while I tell you about this perfect gift. I know for a fact that whoever you give this gift to will be happy all year long. This is a gift that keeps on giving all year long. The best part about this is, you do not even have to leave the comfort of your home to get them this gift. And they will think of you every time they receive a delivery from this club membership.

The Perfect Gift:Perfect Gift:

You can spend countless hours, going from store to store shopping for the perfect gift for dear old dad. You probably still would not come close to the perfect gift for him. As a father myself, I can tell you that I am tired of getting new socks, or a pair of slippers.

Dear old dad has worked his entire life to bring happiness and joy to your life. Don’t you think that it is time to return the favor? Dad has put in the overtime to be able to pay for college for you, so, now is the time to repay him. Stop struggling to find the perfect gift for him. Every month that he gets a delivery, he will think of you, and probably call you to come over to have a drink with him.

The Membership:Whiskey Samples:

Just recently the owners of Flaviar have made some pretty big changes for those that become club members. the biggest change has been, every month that you are a member, you not only get a tasting box, you also get your choice of one full size bottle of liquor.

I should let you know that the delivery is every quarter, not every month. This still adds up to a lot of alcohol. There is no other spirits club that even comes close to what the people of Flaviar brings to the table. Besides giving, you cocktails that you will not find in the local liquor store, they also hold live events that has no extra charge. Plus you get VIP treatment at these live events. You may be on a tour, but you will never treated like a tourist.

Live Tasting Events:

Yup, you heard me right, with the membership you get exclusive invitations to live tasting events. This is where you get to interact with the people that distill your favorite whiskey’s. Learn how they make them, and find new ways to enjoy them, plus discover new batches that they may be working on. And be the first one to try their new blend.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, there is so much more that you get then can be explained in one article. We could be here all night talking about what else you get. You would be better off going to Flaviar and see for yourself. Don’t worry I will provide you with a link that you can use to get there. I have done the work for you, so, you do not have to break a sweat. Trust me, you want to go check it out for yourself.The Vault:

Here is another little tidbit you get when you become a member, the good folks at Flaviar look far and wide for craft spirits. Then make exclusive deals with the distillers, and pass them on to you. How does that sound for an added benefit. They search the globe to find these craft spirits, and share them with club members only.

If you or someone you love, loves spirits this will be the best gift that you could give to them. You get way more then what you pay for. I am glad to be a part of the team, and be able to bring this amazing club into the light for you.

Exclusive Tours:

There is one last thing that I want to make sure that you know about. As a member of the club, whoever you give this too, will be invited to exclusive distillery tours at no extra charge. Just think of how dear old dad would enjoy a bus tour with other like-minded individuals, and be taken on a magical journey of distilleries. See where the alcohol is made and be given samples to try right there on the site.Exclusive Tours:

What person who loves whiskey or bourbons, would’nt love getting on a bus, and be taken to a distillery, be given a taste of the craft, and not have to drive back home. I know that if one of my children was to give me this gift, I would be flying over the moon.

Are you still struggling to find the perfect gift? Look no further. I have that perfect gift for you right here. All you have to do is click the LINK down below and make your whiskey lover the happiest person on the earth. With the way things are in the world right now, you are better off doing all you’re shopping on-line this year. And you may as well as make that on-line shopping worthwhile, and get them something that they will love. This is the gift that keeps on giving. All year long your loved one will get a delivery. Keeping you in the front of their mind. The next thing you know, your phone is ringing, and they are asking you to stop in for a cocktail.

Think about this for a second or two, getting someone a Flaviar membership for the holiday is like giving yourself a gift at the same time. How the heck can you go wrong with this?

I Wish You The Happiest Holidays:

It does not matter what you celebrate at this time of the year, we all have something to celebrate. With the way this year has gone, we all have something to be thankful for. What is that you are thankful for. I hope that your answer to this is life.

Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely; your friend John D. Have a blessed day my friends.

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Somthing Near And Dear To My Heart, You: A Thankgiving Sale.

You are why I do this, today is Thanksgiving and I am taking time out of my holiday to bring you the biggest sale that we have ever had here at loveofspirits.com. From now until Monday any purchase $30.00 or more, you will receive a $10.00 discount. That is the biggest discount that we have ever offered on the site. This is because something near and dear to my heart, you. We would not be here if it were not for you, my friends. I have found a few recipes to share with you this holiday, I hope that you enjoy them as well as take advantage of this incredible sale for this holiday weekend.

JamesonWhiskey Sour:irish Whiskey Sour:

Ingredients:

1) 60 milliliters of Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 4 dashes of freshly squeezed lemon juice

3) 1 bar spoon of granulated sugar

4) 1 splash of sparkling water

To Make; In a mixing glass, dissolve the sugar with the lemon juice and the sparkling water. Add the Jameson Irish Whiskey, and fill with some ice. Stir well, and strain over fresh ice into a sour glass. Garnish with a cherry ( optional )

Jameson Ginger And Lime:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 2 ounces of ginger ale

3) 1 lime wedge

To Make; Fill a highball glass ( Tail Glass ) with some ice. Pour 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey over the ice. Top with the ginger ale, stir lightly to prevent the soda from fizzing over the glass. Take a large wedge of the lime, give it a squeeze, and drop into the glass. And enjoy.

Snow Day Sling:Snow Day Sling:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) Half an ounce of mulled red wine

3) Half an ounce of Domaine de Conton Ginger liqueur

4) 1 ounce of pineapple juice

5) 3/4 ounce of lemon juice

6) Half an ounce of simple syrup

7) Pineapple and cloves to garnish

To Make; Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake until the base of the shaker is frosty and cold. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a fresh piece of pineapple and cloves. To make the mulled red wine. One ounce of orange juice,1/4 ounce of sugar, and 3 ounces of red wine, a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon. Microwave in a heat safe container all together and stir well. You can also gently heat up all the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove top. Ps. If you do not have Ginger Liqueur, you can use fresh ginger muddled. And this will work just as good.

 

Tipperary:Tipperary:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 1 ounce of green Chartreuse

3) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

To Make; In a mixing glass, stir all the ingredients together with some ice. Then strain into a cocktail glass. Preferably a champagne coupe.

The New Irish Breakfast:

This cocktail is going to require a little bit of patience to prepare, just to give you a heads up.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of banana- infused Jameson Irish Whiskey

2) 1-2 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice

to Make; In a cocktail shaker combine the banana-infused Jameson Irish Whiskey, and orange juice. Shake until well chilled. Pour into an old-fashioned glass over a large format ice cube. Garnish with a pinch of black sugar sprinkles.

To Make the banana- infused whiskey: Slice two ripe bananas and put in a clean glass jar with an airtight lid. Pour half a 750 milliliter bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey into the jar and close tightly. Let sit on the counter in a dark spot, and turn the jar gently once a day. After 4-5 days, strain the bananas slices out using a wire mesh strainer. And pour the whiskey through a coffee filter back into the jar. Refrigerate for up to one month. Hope you can wait that long to enjoy this one.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy one or more of these cocktails this holiday season. If you happen to do so, please let me know how they were for you. Noe before I leave you, I want to remember to give you the code for the discount

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Please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Your friend John D. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe For Cocktails: holiday drink mixes.

Now that we are just a few days from Thanksgiving,  I thought that I would share some holiday cocktail ideas with you.  I am pretty sure that you will love to give these fabulous recipes a try. And ppl lease share them with some friends and family. Now I will tell you that the liquor that is used for these cocktails, is not available in the state of New York.  In fact they are available in a few select states. Thus does not mean that you can not enjoy these fine beverages. All you have to do is substitute the liquor with a comparable brand that you can purchase at the local liquor store.  Or you can use one of the links in any of my other articles here at loveofspirits.com.  So, meet me under the mistletoe for cocktails,  won’t you? I really hope that you that you will join. Me for a couple of drinks this holiday season. After the year that we all have had, we each deserve to have a little fun to finish out the year. Plus, with things are looking for the new year, you are better off staying home and having a cocktail or two.  As well as letting someone deliver the alcohol to your home. Why risk your life and the families life by going to a store, when you can have all your alcohol needs delivered to your front door.

Hot Toddy:Hot Toddy:

This is definitely one to meet under the mistletoe and and warm up with.

ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of R6 Bourbon 

2) 1 ounce of Spiced Rum

3) 1/4 ounce of Camomile Tea

4) 2 tablespoons  of lemon juice

5) Cinnamon  sticks

To Make; Combine all ingredients in a heat proof mug, garnish with a lemon slice, and enjoy. Don’t forget to heat up the tea first.

Spirit used: R6 Bourbon 

Bold Fashioned Sense:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Litchfield Straight Bourbon 

2) 1/4 of an ounce of a simple syrup  ( equal parts water and sugar boiled )

3) 2 Dashes of Hell Aromatic Bitters 

4) Garnish with an orange peel

To Make;  Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass ( short glass ) then add some ice. Stir until well chilled.  And garnish with an orange peel.

Spirit used Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey 

Black Widow:

Ingredients:

1) 1 and a half ounces of Texas Bourbon 

2) 2 quarts of fresh or frozen blackberries 

3) 1 cup of sugar

4)Half a cup of water

5)  Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract 

6) 1 fresh lemon or lime

7) Soda, gingeeale or ginger beer

8) Ice cubes 

To Make; For the blackberry juice,  thoroughly rinse or thaw the berries,  and place in a saucepan with some water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes,  until all the blackberries  are softened.  Remove from the heat and mash the blackberries with a potato masher.  Pour the juice into a bowl or a jar through a large wire mesh strainer or a milk bag. Discard the pulp. Store the juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. For the cocktail; in a rocks glass, add the Bourbon and an ounce to an ounce and a half  of the homemade blackberry juice. Top off with some ice, squeeze in a lemon or lime and add your choice of fizz. Cola, lemon lime soda gingeeale or the ginger beer. It’s your preference. 

Spirit used:   Texas Bourbon  Black Widow

Fire Oak Lemon- Blueberry Mule:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Fire Oak Bourbon 

2) 1 ounce of blueberry compote or jam

3) Half an ounce of lemon juice 

4) Half an ounce of Tipplemans  Burnt Sugar Syrup 

5) 1 can of ginger beer 

To Make;  In a copper mug add Bourbon and blueberry compote or jam. Stir to mix together, add lemon and the simple syrup.  Add some ice to the mug, and top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with blueberries,  and lemon slices. 

Spirit used:   Fire Oak Texas Bourbon 

This cocktail uses the same Bourbon as the above cocktail uses. 

Spiced Bourbon  Toddy:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Fire Oak Texas Bourbon 

2) 3 cups of spiced cranberry mixture 

3)  1/4 cup of maple syrup 

4)  Orange slices and Cinnamon sticks 

To Make;  In a mug or a short cocktail glass rim with brown sugar, add  Bourbon and fill with the toddy mixture.  Garnish with the orange slices and a Cinnamon stick. To make the toddy mixture,; In a saucepan  add 2 cups of cranberry juice with half an orange sliced, and 2 Cinnamon sticks,  1 teaspoon of ginger, 2 anise stars, 5 teaspoons of whole cloves. Bring juice to a simmer, add spices and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.  Add 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and combine well. Strain out the spices.

Spirit used  Fire Oak Texas Bourbon  Apple Cider Fizz:

Apple Cider Fizz:

ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of 4 Spirits Bourbon 

2) 3 ounces of Apple Cider 

3) pinch of ground Cinnamon 

4) Cloves

5) 1 Can of Ginger Beer

To Make; Combine Bourbon, apple cider,  and Cinnamon in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously for around ten seconds. Strain into a glass with ice. Top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with cloves and a Cinnamon stick. 

Spirit used:  4 Spirits Bourbon Whiskey 

Breakwater:

ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of New York Straight Bourbon 

2) 1 ounce of Amaretto 

3) 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice 

4) Maraschino cherries ( for the garnish,  optional )

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice, add the Bourbon, amaretto, and lemon juice, and shake well. Strain  into a rocks glass. ( short glass ) filled with fresh ice. Then garnish  with the cherries  and enjoy.

Spirit used: New York  Straight Bourbon Whiskey  

Mt. Defiance Amaretto Liqueur Breakwater:

I have one last cocktail recipe to share with you.

Black-eyed Rye:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Xplorer Bourbon Whiskey 

2) 1 ounce of Pratt Standard  Blackberry  Mint Simple Syrup 

3) 3 ounces of Ginger Beer

4) 1 ounce of fresh lime juice

5) 1 mint leaf for the garnish 

To Make; Combine all ingredients into a highball glass ( tall glass ). Stir until well mixed, and enjoy. Add the mint leaf to garnish if you feel like being fancy tonight.

Spirit used: Xploerer Bourbon Whiskey 

Like I said earlier,  if you live in a state that you can not get any of these liquors delivered to you, you can always use another brand of bourbon.  Like Jim Beam or Buffalo Trace bourbons. Just visit one of my other articles, and click on the link , then you will be able to get some other bourbon as well as any other liquor needed for any one of the cocktails in this article.  Thanks for stopping by to have a drink or two with me today.

Remember to always drink responsibly,  and please never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own.                         Sincerely: your friend John D. Have a blessed day.