Friday, October 12, 2007

Pick Your Poison #6

In honor of Kentucky's monumental game tomorrow against the juggernaut of college football, LSU, we are going to be throwing out a few drink recipes that center around the official liquor of the Blue Grass State, bourbon. Its a tribute to the Wildcats, plus its my favorite alcohol. And if nothing else, it will give Kentucky fans a few ways to drown there sorrows when they get blown out.

Black Tooth Grin

2 oz Bourbon
6 oz Coca Cola

In a glass, with ice already in it, add one shot of bourbon and 3 shots of coke. Drink, make more.


Mint Julep

4 sprigs of fresh mint
2.5 oz Bourbon
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.


Louisville Slugger

2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz blackberry brandy
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain drink into a Cocktail glass, garnish with a Lemon Peel Twist, and serve. Lemon peel twist is optional, who really has time to make a Lemon Peel Twist??


Desert Songbird said...

What, no vodka drinks? Reckon they don't partake of such in KENtucky.

Sarge Charlie said...

No drinks for me sparky, I did my share of booze a long time ago, make mine iced tea.

Stop by, I responded to your comment.

Jill said...

I don't recall ever tasting Bourbon!! Will you do me one of those drink with that Toner dish?

Wylie Kinson said...

Hey sparkleduck - congrats on winning the contest at EC!! WOOT!!

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Anndi said...

Is it too early to start drinking?

Momish said...

After drinking way too much wine last night, my head is spinning just reading these!!

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Anthony said...

The BCS is taking a beating this year. The bowl picture should be muddy enough to prompt some major debate.
Some 1AA team is going to go undefeated and not have a shot at a championship because they're not in the "system".
That's how a goofy system, rooted in ancient history decides the championship of its sport.

Amy Ruttan said...

you won the EC contest. WTG.

Great drinks, but me and alcohol ... well it doesn't take much. I think I might be a bit sloshed just reading this. ;)

Hyperion said...

You said juggernaut!

I tell you, I'm going to make that word the catchphrase of the year if it kills me.

Starrlight said...

Ahh Bourbon and Coke. My all time favorite drink of choice. In fact, I may have to have one tonight!

wordnerd said...

Gee thanks -- think you coulda brought out some Louisiana drinks? I thought you were my friend!

tiff said...

Oh, but you forgot the BEST way to drink bourbon.....

On the rocks. Oh, as cocktails go, it's not much, but as medicine and mood-alterer? The.Best. :>