A Round Or Two With Jack Daniel’s: A Little Something ToWarm You Up.

Well here we are, at the end of another short summer. With the fall, brings those cool evenings, so you will need something to warm you up. I suggest you go a round or two with our old friend Jack Daniels. He has been there for us since high school, now it’s time to enjoy Jack Daniel;s in a more adult way. Here are a few ways to enjoy an old friend a ne w way.

Jack Apple Fizz:Jack Apple Fiz:

If you are one who likes the flavor of apple, this cocktail is right up your alley. With its bold bright apple flavor, you are going to want to have two or three of this libation.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 1/2 an ounce of Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed is best if you can.

3) Club Soda, or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

Pour Jack Daniel’s Apple and the lemon juice over ice. Top off with the soda of your choosing, and garnish with a lemon wheel ( optional ) A perfect and refreshing cocktail at the end of a long day. Enjoy.

Tennessee Apple:

This is one where two of our favorites come together to form one amazing cocktail. Old No. 7 and Jack Apple in one bold drink.

Apple Crisp:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/4 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3/4 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

To Make:

Add both of the Jack Daniel’s to an ice filled glass and stir until well chilled. Then strain into a clean rocks glass ( short glass ). Add a green apple wedge to drive home that apple flavor, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Spritz:

Jack Apple Spritz:A Jack Apple twist on a refreshing classic. Jack Apple, Prosecco, and soda combine to deliver a light and crisp refreshment. Perfect for warming up on a cool fall night, or to cool off from a long hot day.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) 3 ounces of Prosecco

3) Club soda or 7-UP to top off

To Make:

pour Jack Apple over some ice, we like our livations cold around here. Add the Prosecco to the glass, and top off with the club soda or 7-UP, whatever your preference is. Garnish with Granny Smith apple slices. ( optional ) Enjoy.

Jack Apple Chilled Shot:Chilled Apple Shot:

This is one that you will want to enjoy with friends, so make sure you have enough. And you only need one ingredient, which you will see in the recipe.

Ingredients:

1) Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

To Make:

Before you can you enjoy this shot, you need to start the process the night before you plan to have. Start by placing your Jack Apple along with the shot glasses in the freezer. Leave these in the freezer overnight. The next day remove the glasses and the Jack Apple from the freezer, pour Jack Apple into the chilled shot glasses, and shoot em back.

Jack Apple Rocks:

Real crisp apples, real Jack Daniel’s. Apple flavor on ice that’s Jack to the core.

Jack On The Rocks:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) A couple of ice cubes

To Make:

This one is very simple, so simple that my three year old grandson can make this for me, not that I would allow him to do though. Pour Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple over the ice cubes, and enjoy.

Jack Apple Mule:A New Classic:

Put a spin on an old classic by using Jack Daniel’s Apple. With the real taste of apples and the unmistakable zing of ginger, you will want to keep this recipe handy for any occasion.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple

2) Ginger Beer

3) Fresh Lime Juice

To Make:

Pour Jack Apple over ice, add the lime juice, just a little unless you like it tart. Top off with the ginger beer and stir to combine ingredients. Add a lime wheel or wedge to garnish. ( optional )

Winter Jack Mimosa:Jack Mimosa:

A bold festive mimosa made the Jack way, perfect for a holiday gathering with friends and family, or for any Sunday brunch.

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack

2) 1 ounce of Apple Cider

3) 1 ounce of Corbel Champagne

To Make:

Fill a champagne flute or stemless wine glass with 1 ounce of each ingredient. Serve chilled and enjoy. Share with friends or keep for yourself.

Jack Rye And Ginger:Jack And Ginger Highball:

This one is self explanatory.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Jack Daniel’s Tenessee Rye

2) Ginger Ale soda

To Make:

Fill a highball glass ( tall glass ) 3/4 the way with ice cubes. Pour Jack Daniel’s Rye over the ice, top off with Ginger Ale, and add a lime wedge for the garnish ( optional ). Enjoy.

Well that is all that I have for you at this time, but don’t worry there are plenty more cocktails recipes out there for me to share with you. But for this time around you will have to settle for these eight. There will be a time real soon when I will put some more cocktails by Jack Daniel’s, I know how much you all love old No. 7. After all, he has been a friend since high school for the most of us.

I want to hear from you, how do you like these cocktails? If you happen to give one or two of them, please let me know how you liked them. If you have a recipe that you would like to see on here, by all means, please send it to me, and I will be more then happy to add in a future article. I am always on the look out for fun and interesting cocktails. If I use a recipe that you send me, I will give you all the credit for it, I promise. Before I forget, there is a sale going on this weekend. You can save $8.00 if you use this code at checkout.

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

Mom Deserves A Gift That Keeps Giving All Year. A whiskey club membership.

Mother’s day is in just a few short days, today is Wednesday, and Mother’s day is this Sunday to be exact. Have you gotten mom something for her special day yet? No, well don’t worry, I have you covered. That is if you are willing to step outside the box and color outside the lines this year. Sure you can go to a nursery and buy some flowers to plant in the yard like you do every year. And that is perfectly fine, until the fall arrives and all the flowers wilt and die. Then what does mom have to remember you by? Mom deserves a gift that keeps giving all year. A whiskey club membership. I know it’s outside of the box thinking, that’s the beauty of it, a gift that mom would never have thought of, the surprise of the year.

Mom Is The Best:Play Time:

Throughout the years moms have been the ones to always be there for us all. She was the one that would take you to the park to play and make sure that we had a great time.

every day, I wish that my mom was still here. There has been numerous times when I wished that had her here to talk to and to give some advice, she was taken from us way, to early. She was 46 when she left this earth and joined the heavenly father, along with all the family and friends that went before her. Hopefully you still have your mother here with you, and if you do cherish every moment with her that you possibly can.

Making Memories:From The Beginning:

From the beginning of your life, your mother has been making memories with you. The very first day that you were born and she held you next to her chest, she was in love with you. And your father was more than likely standing next to the two of you taking pictures so that mom would have a record of that day, when you came into her life.

Every day since that day, mom has been doing everything in her power to make memories with you. Not all of those may have been good memories, bur I can assure you that there was always love in her heart for you.

Hopefully, you can continue to make some memories with your mother. Now, don’t you think that mom deserves a gift that keeps on giving all year long, and not just some flowers that will wither and die in a few months? If you have a brother or sister, perhaps they can chip in some cash and you all can say that you got this for her.

The times, they are changing my friends, if your mother likes to have a cocktail now and then, this is the perfect gift for her. And the best part is, it is’nt a one time delivery. No, every three months, mom will get another package in the mail. First she will receive a tasting box that contains Three sample bottles of a particular whiskey, This will allow her to try them before deciding to buy a full size bottle. This way, mom does’nt end with a liquor cabinet full of alcohol that she does’nt like. How does this sound so far?

What do you get:Whiskey Samples:

This is a very good question, let me tell you everything that mom will get with a membership to this whiskey club. There so much more value that meets the eye. Like I stated in the above paragraph, you will receive one tasting box every quarter of the year. That makes four tasting boxes in a year. It does’nt stop there, oh no, along with the tasting box you can now choose one full size bottle every quarter of the year. You would think that it stops there, would’nt you? Well, it does’nt stop there, the membership has even more to offer. Do you want to know more?

Another thing that comes with the membership is, the club offers tasting experience. Mom will get the chance to go on a tour to try different spirits, as well as meet the people behind that particular spirit, it is a truly unique experience. Think that is the end of it? Nope, there is still more that comes with the club membership. This is the one benefit that made it for me, Mom will be invited to distillery tours. Yup, you heard me right. Club members get invites to distillery tours, and she will not have to drive, mostly due to the fact that there will be some sampling going on throughout the tour. Everyone gets loaded onto a bus, and is shuttled to the distillery. Have I sold on this club yet?

The Cost:Greenbacks:

How much would you expect to pay for a membership that offers all these features? 2,000- 1,000- 500, what if I told you that you would’nt pay anything near these numbers? You are not going to pay 2,000 or 1,000, not even 500 dollars. Plus the club offers two ways to pay, just pick the best one for you.

First way, to pay is to do it by the month, $29.67 per month. Billed quarterly at $89.00. So, that, would be $89.00 every three months. A pretty good deal if you ask me. But wait, it gets even better.

The second way, to pay is $24.17 a month, billed annually at $290.00.00. An even better bargain, what do you think? This would be the way, that I would go. This is less expensive than getting mom some jewelry, heck, even flowers that won’t last all year can cost more than a club membership. Mom deserves a gift that keeps giving all year. A whiskey club membership. Does’nt she? Here, I will make it easy for you, just click the link >->-> FLAVIAR<-<-<- how easy is that for you? All you need to do is decide to take action and get mom the best gift that she can get and will love. The best part is every time the doorbell rings with a delivery of whiskey for her, she will immediately think of you, it can’t get any better than that can it?

Love:Mother And Child:

All these years, our mothers have done their best to keep us safe, help us to know right from wrong, and help us grow into the adults that we are today. Let’s make this Mother’s Day be a great day. Mom helped us to soar like an eagle, let’s make it up to her this Sunday, after all mom deserves a gift that keeps giving all year. A whiskey club membership.

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

My Heart Belongs To Bourbon: Always has and always will.

For those of you, who have been around here for a while, know that bourbon is my absolute favorite liquor to drink. I can drink neat, over the rocks, or mixed with some soda, or sweet tea. Today, I have a few cocktail recipes that use this versatile whiskey. You probably have already heard of one or two of them, but I think that the last one just might surprise you a little. So, why don’t you stick around for a bit? Maybe you will find a drink that tickles your fancy, and will want to give the cocktail a whirl. Perhaps I will start the party with one that I can’t live without. Will you join me on this little adventure, or are you going to sit this one out? What else better do you have to do on this rainy day?

Best Damn Sweet Tea Smash:Sweet Southern Tea:

Simple yet delicious, this riff on a classic cocktail perfectly blends the bite of bourbon and the smoothness of Best Damn Sweet Tea. Try it with muddled mint leaves for a cool, fresh finish.

Ingredients:

1) 5 ounces of Best Damn Sweet Tea

2) 1 ounce of Buffalo Trace Bourbon

3) 3/4 of an ounce of lemon juice

4) 1/4 ounce of sugar

To Make; Pour Best Damn Sweet Tea over ice into a chilled cocktail glass. Use a mason jar for that southern look. In a cocktail shaker, shake remaining ingredients together with some ice and strain into your glass. Garnish with fresh mint and a lemon wedge. Don’t forget to muddle some mint in the bottom of the shaker for a fresh taste.

Blackberry And Peach Infused Bourbon:Paradise In A Jar:

Some spirit lovers may raise an eyebrow to anything that alters the smooth flavor profile of bourbon, but trust me this infusion will keep even the most strict liquor aficionado coming back for more. The classic hints of sweetness in the bourbon are brought to a whole new level once combined with the natural flavors of fresh peach and blackberries. You can enjoy this cocktail infusion on its own over ice, or with a little ginger beer and a sprig of mint. Personally, I would drink it over ice, and forget the ginger beer.

Ingredients:

1) 2 peaches, peeled and sliced

2) 1/2 pint of blackberries, cut lengthwise

3) Buffalo Trace Bourbon

To Make; Place sliced peaches and blackberries into the bottom of a 1 1/2 pint mason jar, any jar of this size will do just fine, if you don’t have a mason jar. Fill the rest of the jar with a bourbon of your choice, I used Buffalo Trace, but you can use whatever you like. I think the Buffalo Trace has the perfect amount of sweetness to pair well with the fresh fruits. Seal the jar with a lid. Give the mixture a good shake to distribute the ingredients, and let sit in a cool dark place for up to three days, shaking occasionally. After three days, strain ingredients out through a fine mesh strainer, and place your infused bourbon into a sealed jar. Infusion will keep for several weeks after refrigerated.

Woodford Reserve Neat:

Simple Cocktail:

Sometimes, the best cocktails are poured straight from the bottle.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Woodford Reserve

To Make, This one is a no brainer. Pour two ounces of Woodford Reserve into a cocktail glass. And enjoy.

 

 

Capone:Seeing Double:

Two of Al Capone’s major imports were whiskey and balsamic vinegar, legend has it that he asked his people to make him a cocktail that used both of those ingredients. We went an extra step and included some garden fresh tomatoes. A sweet reminder of the home country. This recipe was adapted from the Bufala Negra cocktail.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

2) 2 ounces of Ginger Beer

3) 1/2 an ounce of Simple Syrup

4) 1/2 an ounce of Balsamic Vinegar

5) 3-4 fresh large basil leaves

6) 4-5 cherry tomatoes

To Make; In a cocktail shaker, muddle simple syrup, whiskey, balsamic vinegar, 2 sliced fresh basil leaves, and three chopped cherry tomatoes. Add some ice and shake vigorously for ten seconds, then strain into a rocks glass. Fill glass with fresh ice, and top off with Ginger Beer. Garnish with large basil leaves and one slice of a tomato.

Classy Classic:

Cherry Bourbon Smash:

What’s not to love about a refreshing soda paired with a delicious spirit? The muddled Maraschinos up the strong flavors in the soda and pairs perfectly with a smooth, oaky bourbon.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Buffalo Trace Bourbon

2) 1/2 an ounce of lemon juice

3) 2-3 Maraschino Cherries, muddled

4) Dr. Pepper soda

To Make; In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle 2-3 maraschino cherries, lemon juice, and bourbon. Add some ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. And top off with the Dr. Pepper soda, enjoy.

 

Bad Blood:Simply Irrisistable:

This bourbon based cocktail was mixed up with Taylor Swift’s chart topper Bad Blood in mind. It’s a strong drink with a kick of flavor. If your feuding with a friend and in the mood to just kick back and brood, this cocktail is for you.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Bourbon Whiskey

2) Fresh Blood Orange

3) 3 dashes of bitters

4) 1 sugar cube

5) 1 Maraschino Cherry

To Make; Slice the fresh blood orange and put 1-2 slices in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add the sugar cube, then add three dashes of bitters. Use a muddler to slowly crush the sugar into the orange slices with bitters. Pour the mixture into a fresh rocks glass with 1 large ice cube. Add bourbon and stir gently with a swizzle stick. Garnish with blood orange rind and a cherry. Enjoy.

Cooper’s Cup:

Swap out Moscow for Kentucky with this mule from cooper’s crsft

American Mule:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Cooper’s Craft

2) 1/2 ounce of lime juice

3) 4 ounces of Ginger Beer

4) Lime slices

5) Fresh sprigs of mint

To Make; Add the first three ingredients into an ice filled tin cup, use crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and a fresh mint sprig. Can you resist a good mule?

 

Bourbon Float:

Bourbon For Dessert:Remember that pretty cool person you met, that did’nt like root beer floats? Yeah, me neither. Adding some quality bourbon into this classic dessert instantly turns this into a boozy treat, that I know you will fall in love with. How can you go wrong with root beer bourbon and ice cream?

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Bourbon

2) 3-4 ounces of root beer

3) 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

4) Blood Orange syrup for a garnish ( optional )

To Make; In a highball glass, combine two ounces of bourbon, with three to four ounces of root beer. Place one to two scoops of ice vanilla ice cream into the glass and drizzle blood orange syrup over the top. Serve with a straw and a sundae spoon. Enjoy, see, now you can have bourbon whiskey for dessert, how do you like the sound of that.

To Make Blood Orange Syrup: Combine 1/2 of an ounce of blood orange juice and 1/2 a cup of sugar in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved completely. Once cooled pour syrup into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. Great on bourbon floats, ice cream, and more.

Now do you see why my heart belongs to bourbon? Perhaps you can find some room in your heart for Bourbon, and join me for a cocktail or two.

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

 

Rye Whiskey The Future Of Cocktails:

In the past there has only been a handful of alcohols for us to use to make our favorite cocktails with. In the more recent years there has been a new trend in the cocktail world. Even though these whiskeys have been around for many years, many of us, myself included, have ignored them. Now with the new trend in high gear, I say that rye whiskey is the future of cocktails. Do you want to jump on this band wagon with me? For years I have been a bourbon lover, and I am ready to try something new. It has taken me thirty years to get to this point, however, I hear that drinking bourbon is very close to drinking rye whiskey. So I guess that it is not that far of a leap, I am all about baby steps when it comes to trying something new.

Sparkling Boulevardier:Rye Whiskey Cocktail:

Ingredients:

1) 1 ounce of Dry Sparkling Wine

2) 1 ounce of Redemption Straight Rye Whiskey

3) 1 ounce of Campari

4) 1 ounce of Sweet Vermouth

To Make; Add rye whiskey, campari, and sweet vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until well chilled. Strain into a champagne coup, then top off with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig to add a touch of class.

Rojo Whiskey Sour:Whiskey Sour:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of bourbon or rye whiskey

2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix

3) 1/2 ounce of Red Wine

To Make; Mix the whiskey and the sour mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice, then top off with a floater of the red wine. Serve as is, no garnish needed for this special cocktail. For this one I gave you a choice of rye whiskey, or bourbon, break free and try the rye,

Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned:

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

2) 1/2 ounce of maple syrup

3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

4) Orange rind for the garnish

To Make; In a focks glass combine 3 dashes of bitters and maple syrup. Add in the whiskey with a large format ice cube and give it a stir. Garnish with a twisted orange rind and serve. Enjoy.Bourbon Old Fashioned:

Rojo Rye Do:

Balance is key in every relationship, and just as important in a good cocktail. The smooth rich flavors of a summery red sangria balances out the tang of a whiskey sour in this better- together combonation. The perfect harmony of flavor in this cocktail is a match made in mixology heaven.

Ingredients:

1) 2 ounces of Rye Whiskey

2) 2 1/2 ounces of Sour Mix

3) 1 cup of Malbec ( Red Wine )

4) 1/2 ounce of Brandy

5) 1/2 ounce of Orange Liqueur

6) 2 ounces of Pink Grapefruit Juice

7) 2 ounces of Pineapple Juice

To Make; Fill a highball glass with some ice, and begin to pour in the whiskey sour. Leave at least an inch of room at the top of the glass. Next slowly pour the red sangria to layer on top of the whiskey sour. Do not stir or mix, simply garnish with luxardo or dried cherries.

For the whiskey sour; Combine whiskey and sour mix in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for up to a minute or until frothy. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with some cherries.

For the sangria; Combine wine, fruit juice, orange liqueur, and brandy in an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake well to combine. Strain into a wine glass full of ice and garnish with fresh fruit slices.Layered Cocktail:

Rye And Ginger:

This one is so simple that my eight year old grandaughter could make one.

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Rye Whiskey

2) Schwepps Ginger Ale

To Make; Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add the rye whiskey and top off with the Schwepps Ginger Ale. You can garnish with a lemon wheel, but it’s not neccesary. Enjoy

 

Rye Ball:

Ingredients:

1) 1 1/2 ounces of Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye

2) 1/2 ounce of fresh lemon juice

3) 1/2 ounce of simple syrup

4) 2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

5) Soda water or lemon lime soda

6) Lemon wheel for a garnish ( optional )

To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with ice half the way. Add all the ingredients except the soda and shake vigorously for 15- 20 seconds. Fill the highball glass with fresh ice cubes, and strain the liquid into the glass. Top off with the mixture with your soda water or soda of your choosing. Add the lemon wheel to garnish and enjoy.Jack Rye And Soda:

I hope that you enjoy one or two of these Rye whiskey the future of cocktails, I know that I am going to. There are at least a few of these recipes that have my interest.

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

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