I got my first bottle of straight rye whiskey a few days ago, the Bulleit. Yesterday afternoon, I made a Sazerac cocktail with it. It was excellent, without the in-your-face bourbon flavor, but much more flavorful than, say, Seagram's 7.
A simple mint julep while tending the grill tonight. Icy cold goodness on a warm humid day. Just some gold label HH 8yr. Nothing fancy, but works well.
Loving this Corsair Gin & Seagrams Tonic while listening to Braves and Nats on the radio on this 105 degree day. The Corsair makes for a nice change-up to the normal junipery Gins I'm used to. More vegetal. I went with a slice of lemon instead of lime. Sour it up a bit, and it works. BTW, today may be one of the few days in his career that Stephen Strasburg's best fastball of the day is not higher than the temp...:D
Rush St. Manhattan from Gibson's Steakhouse
3:1:1 (just like TSA--what you can carry on a plane)
Bourbon (they use WR; I used WRDO):Sweet Vermouth (I used Noilly Prat):Heering Cherry Liquer and some orange bitters
my version and ingredients
Sounds similar to Manhattans neighbor, the Brooklyn, that I had last night. Bourbon, WT in this case, dry vermouth, maraschino, and bitters....very tasty, a little lighter and sweeter than your average Manhattan-perfect for a summer night.
Enjoyed several Brown Derby's yesterday (1.5 oz bourbon, 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice, 0.5 oz honey syrup), which I made with Wathens. These were a big hit and a really nice way to enjoy bourbon on a scorching hot day.
After a good long run and cutting the grass, I figured it was cocktail time on this hot scorcher of a day. Threw together some Four Roses Yellow Label, SanPellegrino Limonata, Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters, and Grand Marnier, over a heaping glass of ice. Put on the water mister, and relaxed in the sun. Ahhhh....very nice....Now, it's din-din time...
So damn hot up here that only a tall rye and ginger hits the spot if I am outside....
Made a few highballs today - ice, Pechyaud's bitters, ginger ale, and :
RR Rye - great taste, rye and ginger ale were made for each other!
Berhneim WW - not so great, but a decent way to use up open bottles I just don't visit that often.