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Monday, April 11, 2016

Whiskey Cocktails From Yesterday's Periscope Broadcast

We got a request for whiskey cocktails on our Facebook page from the fabulous Ginger Wilkins, so those became the theme for yesterday's Periscope live broadcast. First up was our version of the classic Rock-N-Rye, at Ginger's request, then we created one in her honor, the Ginger 75! Here are the recipes!

Ginger 75

1 oz bourbon (I used Old Forester)
1/2 oz ginger liqueur (I used Domaine de Canton)
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes of Angostura orange bitters
Chilled prosecco

Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute and stir gently.

The Ginger 75

2 oz rye (I used James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey)
1/2 oz rock candy syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice, stir and garnish with an orange peel.

We also did a variation on the classic Manhattan, at the request of our friend Doug. Here's what we came up with:

2 oz bourbon (I used the Old Forester again)
1/2 oz Aperitivo Cappelletti 
2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

Here in New York we're stuck with a dismal, gray Monday and I'm working with a horrible internet connection, which has been an issue for days and makes uploading video for the show a real challenge. But the good news is that it's practically happy hour and these recipes are just what the doctor ordered! 

Have a fabulous week!

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