The Buck Cocktail

The Buck Cocktail comes in 2 versions, Bourbon or Rye, but in this case we’ll focus on the Rye version.  This cocktail was inspired by the creation at Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston where I fall head over heel for their Rye Buck this EVERY time.  They have a house-made ginger beer that’s cranked…

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Scofflaw

I struggle a little with this prohibition cocktail.. and partly because I think my lemons are sour and my grenadine is not top quality (though decent).  Let’s be honest.. I’m not a huge grenadine fan to begin with.  Regardless, I figured I would give this cocktail a try since I’ve been on a rye ‘kick’…

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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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Bourbon Sour

The Bourbon Sour is one of my favorites to make for people, and to make for myself due to the flexibility in the base recipe.  There are so many options with this drink that vary from the spirit used, everything from a wheated bourbon to a spicy rye, or even an Irish or Japanese whisky…

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Bee’s Knees

This one is a Prohibition Era cocktail that was originally intended to mask the flavor of poor quality “bathtub” gins.  However with a good gin this one is even better, a nice and refreshing, slightly boozy cocktail. 2 oz Gin 1 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Honey Syrup (use syrup, cold honey doesn’t dissolve well)…

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