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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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.

10 Replies to “Early Times In An old Way: Cocktails to serve for the holidays.”

  1. I hardly drink alcohol, but my husband is always mixing up some drinks and experimenting with ingredients we have in the house. I must say he does a good job, although sometimes, especially the whiskey is a bit strong for me. I just showed him this article and he likes the Gentleman’s sour, Irish Coffee and the Hero’s special. What is good is that these have recipes and so he won’t need to do any guess work so he will be able to replicate the drink on another occasion. Thank you for this information.

    1. You are very welcome, let your husband know that he can get the alcohol for those recipes from the site. And it is all on sale this whole weekend. 

  2. Hi John, 

    Very, very, and very interesting! I come across your cocktail suggestion in time before the holidays. I am a whiskey lover, so I will definitely try your cocktails.

    My favourite brand is Ballantine´s, and I like to drink whiskey neat. But hey, this article will come in handy and I can surprise my family with some lovely cocktails. Cheers! Marisa 

    1. I am so happy that I am able to help you this holiday season.  Please feel free to stop back for more recipes from time to time. Plus there is a sale going on this weekend, you can get $8.00 off an order of $30.00 or more, and you can get it delivered in about one hour depending on where you live. Have a blessed weekend my friend.

  3. This is indeed a lovely list of coktails to serve for the holidays. Having a function or gathering of friends and/or business partners at home would be a great avenue to give these cocktails a try. This Christmas holiday season won’t see much visiting, but I definitely would have visitors, and I think I’d be serving one of these.

    1. Fantastic, I am glad that you like the article, and are planning on trying some of the recipes. Keep in mind that on the weekends there is usually a sale going on so you can save some cash. Also check out some other articles for more great recipes to try.

  4. Little unusual post, but appreciated. I am a whisky lover. A smoky well matured whisky, not much that can beat that. I prefer drinking whisky with a zip of water to get the aroma from the whisky to come out better. But if blended, Irish coffee is my favorite. This post gave me little inspiration. Who knows, maybe I come home with a bottle this evening. I think I will try one of your suggestions, but I have choose carefully. Never know what happens if I try them all. Hi hi.

    1. I am sorry that you find the article unusual as well as uninspired. However, I do hope that you try one of the recipes,  you never know maybe it will surprise you. Plus remember, that everything on the site is on sale until the end of today.

  5. Whiskey is not to my taste, but it was fascinating to read that you had used lemon in some recipes. As I understand it, it softens the bitter taste of whiskey,  and you also add sweet syrup. I’ve never liked the bitter taste of whiskey, but your cocktails are an exciting solution.I’ll definitely try your recipes, and maybe I’ll become a whiskey friend.

    1. Here is to hoping you end up liking a whiskey cocktail.  I do have other recipes that do not use Whiskey, perhaps you check out those articles and give one or two of those recipes a try. Have a blessed day my friend. 

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