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How to Make Ice Cream Shooters, or getting into the National Ice Cream Day spirit!

July 20, 2014 Nick McAfee 0

Happy National Ice Cream Day!  National Ice Cream Day has been the third Sunday in July (National Ice Cream Month) since it was proposed in Joint Resolution 298, which was sponsored by Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of Kentucky on May 17, 1984.  It was signed into existence by President Reagan, in perhaps the least controversial decision he ever made.  Conservative or liberal, everyone loves ice cream!  To celebrate this day and honor the state of Kentucky which Senator Huddleston represented, here is a simple recipe to turn your favorite ice cream into a shooter, with a little help from our good friend bourbon. Bourbon & Ice Cream Shooters 1 ounce Bourbon 2 ounces of your ice cream of choice garnish with chocolate chips or sprinkles Tools: a whisk & a generous portion of elbow grease Place both the bourbon and ice cream in a bowl.  Now it is time to whisk them together. Learn More

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How to Make a Ruby Manhattan, or mixing a cocktail the color of blood.

October 9, 2013 Nick McAfee 0

The Ruby Manhattan is one of my favorite examples of a great variation on the versatile Manhattan cocktail.  One simple substitution, ruby port for sweet vermouth completely changes the flavor of the cocktail while it still remain recognizable as a relative of the classic Manhattan. The Ruby Manhattan 2 oz Rye Whiskey 1 oz Ruby Port 2 dashes Angostura Bitters (optional) garnish with an orange twist and/or maraschino cherry Gently stir all ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass.  Strain the cold drink into a chilled cocktail glass and serve garnished with an orange twist or maraschino cherry.  Ruby port is preferable for this cocktail for two reasons: its distinctive color and it’s level of sweetness.  Unlike Tawny Port, Ruby Port is meant to be consumed while it is still young, not having been as aged as it’s lighter and sweeter cousin.  Ruby Port is also oxidized as part Learn More