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15 Bourbon Drink Recipes to Warm the Soul

As much as I love lighter spirits like gin and tequila, when fall hits, it's whiskey that finds its way into my glass more often than not. That could mean a spicy rye or a peaty Scotch, but today we're sticking with the booze that got me into whiskey in the first place: bourbon.<p>Sweet, oaky, and …

The Fastest Way to Chill a Cocktail Glass

The other day, I was walking around Annandale, VA when I decided to wander into an appliance store that specialized in products imported from Korea. We're talking stoves, microwaves, freezers—the works. But one appliance completely surprised me. It looked like a normal refrigerator from the …

5 Lesser-Known Bourbons You Should Be Drinking

These days, bourbon drinkers have a lot of choices in front of them. The big distillers have brought out a steady parade of small batches, single barrels, and special reserves, and they've been joined by a new wave of craft distillers and blenders who are creating premium whiskey on a smaller …

Bill Heck's Old Fashioned

Makes 1 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 sugar cubes<p>4 dashes of Angostura bitters<p>1 lemon wheel<p>1 lime wheel<p>1 orange wheel<p>1 maraschino cherry<p>1/2 teaspoon grenadine<p>1/4 cup bourbon or rye whiskey<p>Club soda<p>Ginger ale<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Drop sugar cubes in a rocks glass; sprinkle with bitters and add citrus …

How To Make Simple Syrup

I was at my local Yuppie-Hippie market and saw that you can actually buy Simple Syrup for cocktails. Like, pre-made, with a label and everything. A …

Godfather Cocktail Recipe

This simple drink became popular in the 1970s, though no one's really sure of its origins. Some stories say it was inspired by the famous gangster film of the same name; others say that the Don himself, Marlon Brando, drank it regularly. I don't know if we'll ever know the truth of the tale.<p>Some …

Transform Your Cocktails With Smoked Ice

Of all the cocktail tricks I've tried, this one might just be my favorite: the transforming cocktail. Last year I saw a cocktail demo by chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea and his head bar manager at the Aviary, Charles Joly. The Aviary prides itself on serving cocktails that push boundaries; …