Ragged Company

If you crave Manhattans then you’ll love this drink, Ragged Company.  It’s a cleaner, sweeter version that brings out the smoothness of the sweet vermouth and add a refreshing orange yest kind of finish.  The addition of Benedictine, made from 27 herbs and spices originated in France, brings a balance of herbal, crisp and fruity.. and it’s on…

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Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré, not only another  name for the French Quarter in New Orleans, it is also one of the best cocktail contributions to come from the city.  Pronounced (Voo-ca-RAY), it is a drink similar to the Sazarac but not quite as herbal.  Also with the absence of absinthe and addition of the vermouth and benedictine…

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Whiskey Smash

Reminiscent of a mint julep, the Whiskey Smash its a slightly tarter cousin.  This recipe typically calls for quite a bit of simple syrup and some water, but I felt like that was too watered down.  Having used Buffalo Trace as the ‘mixer’ bourbon, it’s a shame to lose ALL of the flavor.  So instead,…

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon

The flagship bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfurt, this may be the best value bourbon that exists.  A whiskey that is bottled at 90 proof after being aged for 7 years, and priced at around $20 for a 750 ml bottle, this is a bourbon that can easily hold its own against bourbons…

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Wooaahh Sherry

Throughout my cocktail adventures thus far, I’ve tried (and very much enjoyed) a variety of cocktails containing sherry.  Sherry gives a very clean, smooth, and almost bland flavor but in a good way.  It makes for a great pallet cleanser aperitif that just seems to make the most intense flavors just dissipate.  So, for this…

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