Shake ingredients, serve in rocks glass over ice and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
Add ingredients to the mixing glass. Add ice to mixing glass and stir until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Pour Tullamore D.E.W., sugar syrup, peach bitters and mint leaves into a glass. Gently muddle the mint, fill with crushed ice and then stir gently to combine. Garnish with a sprig of mint and straw.
Muddle jalapeño and lime wedges with blood orange juice in a mixing glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange.
In a shaker full of ice, add Maker’s Mark®, fresh lemon juice and sugar. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda and garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Pour bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is very cold to touch. Place ice and maraschino cherry in a rocks glass and then strain the shaker over the fresh ice.
Purist? Adding frozen stones to your drink instead of traditional ice cubes helps maintain the intended flavor of the spirit while chilling it to your liking.
If you’re a fan of chilled spirits, try using bigger ice cubes or spheres. The smaller the surface area, the slower it melts, cooling your drink without diluting it.
Whiskey should always be served in a glass; other materials can taint the flavor. Specialized glasses will concentrate the vapors and flavors allowing for a full “nose.”
Many aficionados feel vodka is best served ice cold. And because of the low freezing point of alcohol, you can easily accomplish this by storing it in your freezer without the worry.
There’s a trick to experience the range of flavors that bourbon offers. First, pour it neat: room temperature, no ice. Swirl it, releasing the flavors. Then add a few drops of water. This allows the flavors to open a bit more.
U.S. law dictates that vodka must be “neutral spirits so distilled as to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color.” This allows it to take on many different flavors, making it the perfect spirit for cocktails.