Cocktails on Bourbon Street
Grab you a roadie and take a walk down Whiskey Row
Searching around for a while, I came across some interesting drinks designed with the useof this classic domestic spirit. Even though I will eventually cover more of the selectionthat were initially unearthed, here is the first small batch chosen to wet your palate.Inspired by James Lee Burke’s novels, the
is built in a highball glassfilled with crushed ice. Start with a 1 ½ oz pour of Wild Turkey, the juice of 1 ½ limes,a splash of cherry juice and fill with Coca Cola, or as an option you can try Dr. Pepper.
Garnish with a cherry.This next drink is named after a section of the Appalachians extending from Pennsylvania toVirginia. The
is a shake & strain that goes in a cocktail glass. In a shaker,add 1oz Booker’s bourbon, 1oz Cinzano dry vermouth, ¼ oz Hiram Walker black-berry brandy,and ¼ oz lemon juice. Strain in and kink a piece of lemon peel over the top.If you’re in a merry but slightly minty mood, the
may be the taste for you.In a collins glass filled with cubed or cracked ice, build over the following: 2 oz of KentuckyGentleman, ½ oz Hiram Walker green creme de menthe, the juice of 1 lime and a pinch of sugar.Top with club soda and garnish the top with 5 mint leaves.As a French twist on an old classic, a snifter glass is used for the preparation of the
. Shake together 2 oz of Evan Williams single barrel bourbon, ½ ozDekuyper triple sec, and the juice of ½ lemon. Strain in and float 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier ontop.Up next is a very old drink, popular in New England and New York in the 1700’s and early1800’s. In a highball glass over ice, the
gets 2oz of Early Times, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, and fill with apple cider.