In honor of National Boss Day, Basil Hayden’s® Super-Premium Bourbon has created a unique bourbon punch that is sure to help everyone in your office celebrate the boss in the best way possible! The Basil Hayden’s® Nine to Five Punch mixes pineapple and lemon juice with our Bourbon’s spicy finish making it the perfect end to a long day at work!
Basil Hayden’s NIne to Five Punch (created by Max Toste)
1/2 Bottle Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
5 parts Pineapple Juice
3 1/2 parts Lemon Juice
4 parts Maple Syrup
5 Dashes Bitters
33 parts Club Soda
1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, pinapple juice, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters in a medium punch bowl.
2. Stir ingredients until maple syrup has fully dissolved.
3. Add a few large ice cubes, sparkling water and float lemon and pineapple slices on top.
Summer may be over, but National Bourbon Heritage Month has officially arrived and it’s time to celebrate! In honor of America’s native spirit, hit the town, raise a glass of Basil Hayden’s® and encourage your friends to celebrate! Basil Hayden’s® September Sour, created by top New York mixologist Julie Reiner, is a twist on the classic bourbon cocktail, the New York Sour, combining our spicy bourbon with zesty lemon juice, orange bitters and herbal Bénédictine Liqueur. Finally, we top it off with a touch of red wine to create a cocktail that is sure to please everyone’s taste buds this month!
Basil Hayden’s September Sour (Created by Julie Reiner)
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1 bar spoon Benedictine Liqueur
3/4 parts Simple Syrup
1 dash Orange BItters
1/2 part Medium Bodied Red Wine
Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin and shake well
Strain the liquid into a coup glass
Float red wine on top of cocktail
Lampley Blames Promoters but Ignores HBO’s Dealings When Discussing Dueling Fight Cards with Showtime
Saturday night on HBO’s the Fight Game; Jim Lampley’s opening remarks implied that boxing promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy had manipulated their fighters Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez into having dueling fight cards. Essentially depleting the value of each show, the two Mexican rising stars went head to head on Mexican Independence Day. Perhaps the promoters are guilty, as Top Rank and Golden Boy aren’t on the best of terms, but for Jim Lampley to blame boxing promoters for dueling fight cards is completely outrageous. HBO has made it their business to go head to head against Showtime with dueling fight cards multiple times a year for years, most recently just two weeks ago with Ward-Dawson originally set to go against Alexander-Bailey. Lucas Matthyse ended up being the main event after Bailey pulled out with an injury. Repeatedly and over and over, HBO is the most complicit factor in dueling fight cards against Showtime, not the promoters. In fact, the TV networks decide the actual fight date, not the promoters. At least Jim Lampley didn’t blame Showtime for this problem but he also didn’t waste time taking multiple shots at Showtime for not allowing HBO to use their fight footage. Lampley also took a shot at the Alvarez-Lopez fight implying Lopez was a weak opponent. Of course Lampley forgot to mention that multiple opponents were forced to pull out because of injury. Paul Williams was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. James Kirkland blew out his shoulder and Victor Ortiz broke his jaw in the Lopez fight. With a lot of spin, and a few cheap shots and blatantly ignoring the truth, this wasn’t Jim Lampley or HBO’s finest hour. Last week on The Daily Show, John Stewart coined the phrase “willfully blind cognitive dissonance” when describing Fox News’ criticism of Barack Obama. That seems pretty appropriate for the latest edition of Jim Lampley’s Fight Game.
Basil Hayden’s has a delicious bourbon cocktail, The Basil Hayden’s Summer Glow, which combines Basil Hayden’s trademark spicy finish with refreshing coconut water and lemonade making the perfect cocktail to enjoy by the pool or while you watch the fireworks!
Basil Hayden’s Summer Glow
1 ¼ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Coconut Water
1 part Pink Lemonade
1 part Ginger Ale
1. Add bourbon to a highball glass and fill with ice.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
3. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Ya don’t need a horse race to enjoy a mint julep cocktail. Check out this great cocktail by the bourbon experts. This year Basil Hayden’s has teamed up with renowned Louisville mixologist Joy Perrine to create our own unique julep! Knob Creek, the world’s #1 selling super-premium bourbon, makes a perfect mint julep, especially when you mix in Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve which ensures that every julep will have its own unique flavor!
Basil Hayden’s Triple Crown Julep (Created by Joy Perrine)
4 parts Basil Hayden’s ® Bourbon
4 chopped strawberries
10 Kentucky Colonel or Spearmint leaves
4 Lemon Wedges
1 part water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1. Muddle brown sugar and water in pint glass until sugar dissolves.
2. Add chopped strawberries, lemon wedges and mint leaves and muddle well
3. Add Basil Hayden’s and shake
4. Add ice and shake once again
5. Strain cocktail over crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig and strawberry
You don’t have to wait till Father’s Day each year to let Dad know that you think he is awesome. However, the third Sunday in June is a day dedicated to make good old’ Dad feel extra special. Try spicing things up this Father’s Day with special drink recipes provided by Bulleit Bourbon and George Dickel. Ingredients, preparation, and a brief explanation of the cocktails are below.
Father’s Day Cheer
1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon (25 oz. per bottle)
4 oz. ginger ale
1 slice(s) lemon
2 dash(es) bitters
Preparation: Serve on the rocks. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Even though Father’s Day means it’s a “family day”, the special time dedicated to Dad should be a joyous occasion. By whipping up the Father’s Day Cheer, you are guaranteed to have Dad grinning ear to ear.
2 oz. Bulleit Rye
1 oz. Orange juice
1 oz. Lemon juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. amaretto
Preparation: Shake ingredients and strain into an ice filled tumbler. Garnish with orange & cherry.
Light on the stomach and sweet in taste, the Anytimer speaks for itself. Whether you are enjoying a cocktail during Father’s Day brunch (after 12:00 PM of course) or sitting by the pool for happy hour, the Anytimer is for all acceptable hours during the day and evening.
Old Fashioned George Dickel
· 1 maraschino cherry
· 1 teaspoon(s) sugar
· .25 oz. bitters
· 1 splash(es) water
· 1 oz. George Dickel Cascade Hollow Batch Recipe (25 oz. per bottle)
· lemon twist
· 1 slice(s) orange
Preparation: Muddle sugar with bitters and water and add George Dickel Cascade Hollow Batch Recipe. Shake with ice and pour into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon twist, orange slice and maraschino cherry.
When it comes down to it, Dad is the elder and most probably the wiser. Treat him to a cocktail that takes him on a trip down memory lane. With an Old Fashioned in hand, it’s guaranteed all of his stories will start to begin with “Back in my day…”
Sorry for the Brief Hiatus as we’ve been a little drunk (with Power)
By Matt Goldstein
We would like to take this time out to apologize to our fans for our brief hiatus as we have been very drunk as of late. So drunk that it’s been difficult to write let alone think about the alcohol we’ve been consuming. The staggering rate of our debauchery has been exhausting to say the least so we needed some time to get over this long hangover, but we are back with a vengeance. Philly Beer Week and the Belmont Stakes are upon us and we have whiskey to praise, casinos to shit on and top 10 beer lists for wannabe beer geeks. Let’s get this party started and if you’re another drinking foodie blog, either get down or lay down.
Spring is in the air, and with that, comes refreshing drink suggestions from Rain Organics Vodka featuring its leading flavor combination Cucumber Lime. Over the past year, Rain Organic’s Cucumber Lime vodka has experienced double digit growth and has developed a raving fan base among consumers and restaurants alike. “The flavored vodka category is up as a whole 19.7% on a 52 week basis, according to Nielsen data reports, and our Cucumber Lime is up more than that for the same period,” said Tracey Clapp, vodka brand manager. “It’s evident consumers are interested in trying new and unique taste combinations. Our Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka offers exactly that type of discovery experience by delivering the delicious flavors of just-picked cucumbers with fresh squeezed limes. We are pleased to share these elegant and talk-worthy cocktails for you and your guests to enjoy this season.”
Spring Rain (Photo attached)
1 ¼ oz. Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka
2 oz. Jumex® Strawberry Nectar (available at your grocery store)
Splash of simple syrup
Squeeze of lime juice
Combine and finish with a splash of lemon-lime soda. Serve in a Collins glass with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint.
Rain Summertime Refresher
1.5 oz. Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka
Dash of fennel simple syrup (see below)
Place a cucumber slice at the bottom of a Collins glass and fill with ice. Add the Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka, a dash of fennel simple syrup and finish with club soda. Stir gently.
Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh fennel sprigs.
To make fennel simple syrup:
Boil equal parts sugar to water and then simmer with fennel leaves.
For Bloody Mary enthusiasts, Rain Cucumber Lime adds certain brightness to an old favorite and a fun, unexpected culinary twist.
The Cucumber Lime Vodka from Rain is part of the Rain Organics family, including Honey Mango Melon and unflavored original. All of the vodkas are seven-times distilled, USDA certified organic and are packaged in a beautiful glass bottle with an enticing splash of color as the stopper.
About Rain Organics Vodka
Rain Organics Vodka is hand-made in small batches using white organic corn and is distilled seven times for exceptional taste and smoothness. The incredible quality comes from a delicate 20 day production process that includes cold-water, sweet mash fermentation, seven distinct distillations and a polishing stage that adds pure limestone filtered water. Rain Organics vodka is crafted exclusively at Buffalo Trace Distillery, three-time winner of Malt Advocate Magazine’s “Distillery of the Year” award. Rain Organics is marketed by the Sazerac Co., Inc, one of the leading international suppliers, importers and distributors of distilled spirits.
This weekend for the Kentucky Derby, enjoy some great cocktails Kentucky Bourbon or an American classic rye whiskey. Whether you prefer bourbon or consider yourself more of a rye whiskey fan, all party revelers can enjoy the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep, thanks to recipes contributed by Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey:
The Ginger Julep ’68 Fastback
o 1 ½ oz. Ginger Infused Bulleit Bourbon
o ½ oz. Organic Brown Sugar
o ¼ oz. Peeled Minced Fresh Ginger
o 1 ½ oz. Soda Water
o 1 Lemon or Lime Twist
Directions: Muddle the ginger and brown sugar together until all of the sugar is moistened and nearly dissolved. Add a dash of soda to finish dissolving the sugar, stir in your Bourbon. Finish with ice, soda to taste and a lemon or lime twist.
Why we love it: The Ginger Julep ’68 Fastback brings a warm, gentle heat to the julep cocktail family with an invigorating ginger kick and splash of lime zest.
The Bulleit Rye Mint Julep
o 1 1/3 oz. Bulleit Rye
o 1 ½-2 oz. Stirrings Simple Syrup
o Fresh mint leaves
Directions: Muddle mint leaves, Stirrings Simple Syrup and crushed ice in rocks glass. Add Bulleit Rye and fill glass with ice. Pour into cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and serve in rocks glass with fresh mint garnish.
Why we love it: The mint julep has been the refreshing spring cocktail icon of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, proving its test of time as a classic and distinguished recipe.
Wannabe Gangster “Money” Mayweather Got all his Money Taken by Gangsters
By Matt Goldstein
In light of his recent bragging about going to jail in a couple months for beating a woman, and to commemorate the week of one of the biggest fights of Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s career, we’d like to tell you a story about how stupid this idiot really is. Is Mayweather stupid for bragging about going to jail? Of he course he is, but he is even more stupid for allowing “Big Willie” to swindle him out of $30 million in cash.
When Floyd Mayweather walked away from the rematch with Oscar De La Hoya in 2007, he was walking away from the most lucrative fight in boxing history. Floyd didn’t need the fight and he didn’t need the money, until of course, he was robbed by Big Willie. Mayweather was so broke after he was robbed, he couldn’t pay his taxes for 2007 and had to take advances from Golden Boy Promotions and Manager Al Haymon.
During his retirement, Mayweather quickly became friends with Willie. Allegedly Willie told Floyd that he can turn $1M into $4M in a month or less. Floyd gives him $1 million and a few days later Willie comes back to Mayweather with $5M. Being very stupid and greedy, Mayweather decided to give Willie the vast majority of his bank account, anywhere from $26-42M, instead of another million or two. Of course, Mayweather gives Willie all of his money, and Willie hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Excuse my language, but how fucking stupid is that? Mayweather is literally made one of the dumbest financial moves in the history of the world. Wannabe gangster Floyd “Money” Mayweather got all of his money taken from a real gangster, Willie.
So, if Floyd wants to brag about going to jail, act like gangster and call himself “Money” Mayweather and the “Money Team,” we feel it’s only right to call this guy out for being completely full of shit and one of the dumbest human beings on earth. When you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. Obviously Floyd knew Willie was doing something illegal with the money in order to flip millions so fast. So Floyd was taking part in a criminal conspiracy and he got got.
Floyd would rather try to be a gangster and fight women. The only reason he unretired was to get the money back. After the Marquez fight you can actually hear Floyd say, “One more fight and I’ll get it all back.” Floyd has gone on to beat Mosley, Ortiz and will most likely beat Cotto next week. If Pacquaio gets past Timothy Bradley in June, which is a big if, Floyd will have the opportunity to negotiate the Pacquaio fight from jail and make the mega fight in September.
Floyd might be an all time boxing champion, but the all time “Money” and gangster champion is Willie.