Thursday, September 24, 2009

Popular Bourbon Drinks

At the bourbon gala we had the pleasure of tasting some different bourbon cocktails. Here are some that were highlighted. Make a cocktail tonight!

Whiskey Sour

1-12 oz can of Frozen Lemonade concentrate
12 oz of Jim Beam Black Bourbon
12 oz of Orange Juice
12 oz of Water
  • Mix all four ingredients, pour over crushed ice and serve. Garnish with a cherry or an orange slice.

The Loretto Pear

½ Aisan Pear Diced or Pear Puree
½ Part Vanilla Syrup*
1 ½ Parts of Maker’s Mark Bourbon
¼ Part Fresh Lime Juice Muddle pear and vanilla syrup.
  • Add Maker’s Mark and lime juice. Pour into shaker and shake 10 times. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pear slice.
  • *Vanilla Syrup 1 Vanilla Bean, Split 1 Cup of Sugar 1 Cup of Water Combine ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool and let rest for 12 hours. Refrigerate up to 4 months.

1792 Orange Slush

2 Cups Sugar
3 4oz. Pkgs. Orange Jell-O
3 Cups Brewed Tea (3 Tea Bags to 3 Cups of Water)
1 Gallon Prepared Orange Juice
1 Gallon Prepared Lemonade
2 Bottles 1792 (750 ml)
Yield: 3 Gallons
  • Add dry Jell-O & sugar to hot tea mixture & stir well until dissolved. Then add the other ingredients, and mix well. Freeze, or “slush” in machine.