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Small Batch Eggnog

Courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.

1 large egg, ideally pasteurized [see Note]
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 tablespoons rum, brandy, whiskey, or a combination thereof
1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
4 to 6 tablespoons milk
4 to 6 tablespoons heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg

Separate your egg, placing the yolk in one bowl or jar and the white in another.

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Moto Guzzi Cocktail

Equal parts:
Booker's (or other high-proof) bourbon - adust the bourbon up to balance.
Punt e Mes

Place a rocks glass in the freezer for about 15 minutes before making the cocktail.

Fill a mixing glass about halfway with ice. Add bourbon and Punt e Mes. Stir until drink is well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled rocks glass. Serve.

Via http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/05/moto-guzzi-cocktail-h...

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Bitter Old Friend

Based on Beuchert's "BITTER BOURBON GIUSSEPE," which advertised "cymar, bourbon, vermut negre, orange bitters, lemon juice":

3 parts Rye
2 parts sweet vermouth
1+ parts lemon juice (to taste)
¾ part aperol
¼ part St. Germain

Orange bitters.
Angostura bitters.

Shake well with ice, strain into a coupe or whiskey glass.

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Fall Classic

2 tablespoons apple brandy (such as Calvados or Laird's)
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons fresh apple cider
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Dried or fresh apple slice (optional)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 tablespoon thyme simple syrup, apple brandy, and next 4 ingredients. Shake cocktail vigorously 10-15 times and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.

Thyme Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
15 sprigs thyme

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Old Pal

3 parts rye
2 parts aperol
2 parts dry vermouth
orange bitters
1 orange twist

Shake with ice, serve up in a coupe with the twist.

Via http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/old-pal, modified to use rye and add bitters to counteract the sweetness of switching this to aperol (which I stock) from campari.

Recipe for aging

This, called instead a Lincoln County, is via http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/lincoln-county ; original recipe by The Bachelor Farmer Marvel Bar in Minneapolis MN
4 1/4 cups 100-proof bourbon
2 1/2 cups Campari
1 2/3 cups Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth

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Hot Toddy

1 part dark spirit (whiskey or brandy)
3 parts boiling water
Honey and lemon to taste
Optionally, add cinnamon or cloves

Also consider: infusing the liquor with apples: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/honey-bourbon-toddy#recipe-ingr... (or subbing in Calvados). Take it a step further with mint and absinthe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/castle-dip

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Lions Tail

2 oz. bourbon
½ oz. pimento (allspice) dram
¾ oz. fresh lime juice (~1 lime)
¼ oz simple syrup
1 dash Angostura or orange bitters

(Tweak pimento dram and lime juice to taste)

(Can drop the simple syrup and replace bourbon with rum)

(a dash of Benedictine DOM also rounds it out well)

Some history: http://badassdigest.com/2012/09/14/your-guide-to-drinking-this-w...

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Aged Eggnog

From http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2013/11/aged-eggnog-recip...

Eggnog (based on Dr. Lancefield's recipe)
1 dozen eggs
2 cups sugar
1 quart half-and-half
1 750-ml bottle gold or dark rum
1 750-ml bottle bourbon
1 quart heavy cream
Nutmeg to taste (at least 1 teaspoon)

Beat eggs in a stand mixer until frothy and light. While mixer is running, gradually add sugar until fully dissolved. With mixer still running, add half-and-half, then slowly add bourbon and rum. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

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Boulvardier

Equal parts:

Bourbon (or Rye)
Aperol or Campari
Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice in a lowball, garnish with a cherry or orange slice. Can also be drained into a highball.

Secret Cocktail
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Dark and Balsamic

Bufala Negra, from Imbibe: http://www.imbibemagazine.com/Bufala-Negra-Cocktail-Recipe

Bourbon and fresh basil meet the tart and tangy cocktail from H. Harper Station barman Jerry Slater combining balsamic syrup and ginger beer.

2 oz. bourbon
4 fresh basil leaves
1 brown sugar cube or sorghum
1/2 oz. balsamic syrup (see below)
2 oz. ginger beer
Ice cubes

Muddle the balsamic syrup, basil and sugar cube, add bourbon and ice and shake hard. Strain over fresh ice cubes into an Old Fashioned. Top with ginger beer and garnish with basil leaf.

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Brown Derby

1 ounce bourbon or rye
1 ounce grapefruit juice
½ ounce honey syrup (1 part water, 1 part clover honey)

Via http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2009/09/brown-derby-cocktail-marc...

Brown Derby
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The DC Hurricane

3 ounces rye
1 ounce grenadine, or passion fruit syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
orange bitters
peychaud's
1 teaspoon superfine sugar

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Rickey

DC's signature drink, the Rickey, is "an airconditioner in a glass" as Columbia Room's Derek Brown puts it, and fiendishly simple.

In a highball with ice, add in:
The juice of a key lime (and both shells, or the juice of 1/2 of a normal lime and a dash of simple syrup or an orange syrup)
2-3 oz of rye or bourbon
fill the glass with sparkling mineral water (pellegrino works well)

Enjoy.

Bourbon Rickey
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Mint Julep Manhattan

A juleped Manhattan or Old Fashioned

4 parts Mint Julep Makers Mark (or 3 parts bourbon mized with 1 part simple syrup muddled with mint)
2 parts Cognac
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part dry vermouth
Dash Peychaud's bitters

Garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint.

Mint Julep Manhattan
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Oriental

  • 2 parts rye or bourbon
  • 1 part cointreau
  • 1 part sweet red vermouth
  • 1 part or less lime juice

Shake and strain. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass with an orange twist.

Oriental or James Joyce cocktail
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Whiskey Sour

3 parts Bourbon whiskey
2 parts fresh lemon juice
1 part egg white (optional)
dash simple syrup or molasses/sorghum

Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled old-fashioned glass rimmed with sugar and serve on the rocks.

Garnish with maraschino cherry and orange slice

Whiskey Sour
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Manhattan

Custom version:
2 oz rye bourbon
1 oz cognac
1 oz vermouth, split between sweet and dry
dash of aromatic bitters
1 maraschino cherry

Instructions

Pour bitters, liquors over ice in mixing glass. Stir and strain into martini glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Dive deep: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/21/WI1O...

Joy of Drinking focuses on a simple bourbon or rye manhattan, and adds in peychaud's bitters to the mix, with a
1.5 oz rye, .25oz each sweet and dry vermouth, 2 dashes angostura, 1 dash peychauds.

Manhattan
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Mint Julep

2 oz bourbon
8 sprigs of mint
1 tsp of sugar

Muddle mint and sugar in mixing glass. Add shaved ice and bourbon. Shake until frosted and pour all into rocks glass full of crushed or shaved ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

See also:
http://usumcasane.tumblr.com/post/555114642 for crushed-mint-in-the-glass style
and
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/the-perfect-mint... for extracting mint beforehand.

Mint Julep
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