Cocktail of the Week: Rosemary Whiskey Sour

Rosemary Whiskey SourCocktail of the Week: Rosemary Whiskey Sour

Before the Rosemary in my garden is buried in snow, I thought I would snip off a few sprigs to make this aromatic cocktail. No sour mix here – the fresh lemon juice gives this drink a nice citrusy tang. This is definitely not your grandfather’s whiskey sour.

2oz Jack Daniels or your favorite Whiskey
1oz Rosemary Simple Syrup*
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Rosemary Sprigs for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Whiskey, Rosemary Simple Syrup and Fresh Lemon Juice. Cover and shake well. Strain as you pour into an ice-filled rocks glass. Enjoy!

*To make Rosemary Syrup, place 3 – 4 sprigs of Rosemary in a small saucepan. Muddle the rosemary slightly with a muddler or the back of the spoon – to release the flavor. Add ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to the saucepan and heat on medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and then simmer on low for 30 minutes. Let Syrup cool before mixing into cocktails. Store Rosemary Syrup in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Cocktail of the Week: Maple Apple Jack

Maple Apple JackCocktail of the Week: Maple Apple Jack
Cozy up to the fireplace with this refreshing taste of fall. Or, substitute hot, spiced cider to turn up the heat!1½oz Jack Daniels
4oz Apple Cider
2tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1tsp Maple Syrup
Dash of Ground Cinnamon
Cinnamon Sticks and Apple Slices for Garnish
Fill a shaker with ice and top with Jack Daniels, Apple Cider, Lemon Juice and Maple Syrup. Add a dash of Cinnamon. Shake then strain as you pour over ice. Garnish with Cinnamon Stick and Sliced Apple. If you want to use hot apple cider, put all ingredients in a cup and stir. Yum!

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Cocktail of the Week: Mint Julep

Mint Julep
While traditionalists might insist on Kentucky Bourbon some smooth Tennessee Whiskey makes a mighty fine drink!
2 Sprigs of Mint Leaves
2 oz Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey
2 Tbsp Simple Syrup
Powdered Sugar
Crushed Ice
In the bottom of a julep glass or a rocks glass add 2 Tbsp Simple Syrup. Muddle(smash) one Sprig of Mint with a muddler or the back of a spoon in the Syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Top with Whiskey and stir. Lightly dust the top with Powdered Sugar and add the final Sprig of Mint as garnish. Enjoy!

Simple Syrup is really simple. Just put 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for a few minutes to dissolve all the sugar. Store in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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