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) INGREDIENTS:
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 METHOD:
Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin and shake well
Strain the liquid into a coup glass
Float red wine on top of cocktail
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
On April 24th, throw on your flapper dress or your finest suit and get inspired by classic Hollywood glamour as you celebrate the DVD release of this year’s best picture, The Artist! The 1920’s Hollywood inspired film marked the return of romance and made it clear that some things are better left unsaid. But star Penelope Ann Miller couldn’t keep quiet about her love affair with Basil Hayden’s! So take a cue from Penelope and make Basil Hayden’s Your Whiskey!
Bail Hayden’s Golden Age (created by Brian Gastaldi)
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3 Dash Bitters
1 Tablespoon Dark Fruit Preserves such as Plum, Black Cherry or Currant
½ part of Orange Juice
1. Combine all ingredients and ice in a mixing glass
2. Shake glass vigorously to a ten count and strain into a martini glass
3. Garnish with an Orange twist
The film stars Hollywood A-lister and Basil Hayden’s super fan, Jerry Ferrara, who knows that the first step to thinking like a man, is drinking like one! Which is why he loves drinking Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, especially the Basil Hayden’s Monsieur Hayden, which is inspired by the Boulevardier, a classic bourbon cocktail enjoyed by men around the world for decades. The Monsieur Hayden is the perfect cocktail to mix up before a night on the town with your boys or if you’re staying in and mixing up some romance!
Jerry Ferrara loves the trademark spicy finish of Basil Hayden’s so much that he’s made Basil Hayden’s his whiskey. So this weekend, sit back and have a “manly” cocktail or two and follow Jerry’s lead by making Basil Hayden’s your whiskey.
Basil Hayden’s Monsieur Hayden, (Created by Rob Pate)
1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Cocci Americano
1 part Campari®
1/4 part Ginger Juice
1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry.
Check out these great signature cocktails by the Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and the Cooley Distiller. Kilbeggan Irish whiskey and the Old Kilbeggan Distillery are part of Cooley Distillery, the only independent Irish-owned whiskey distillery. Cooley was established in 1987, the first Irish whiskey distillery to be setup in over 100 years with a clear vision of saving some of the historic brand names of Irish whiskey. The Old Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest continually licensed distillery in the world and has enjoyed the good times but also the tough times for Irish whiskey over its 250 years.
• 3 parts Kilbeggan® Irish whiskey
• 2 parts Sweet Vermouth
• 1.5 parts Cherry Syrup
• 1.5 parts Cranberry Juice
• Dash Simple Syrup (optional)
To Serve: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 60 seconds. Strain neat into a martini glass. Garnish with a black cherry or raspberry.
Kilbeggan Irish Mule
• 3 parts Kilbeggan® Irish whiskey
• 2 parts Triple Sec
• 2 parts Simple Syrup
• Lime Juice
• Ginger Ale
To Serve: Combine Kilbeggan, Triple Sec, simple syrup and lime juice into a shaker with ice and shake for 60 seconds. Strain over ice into a tall glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with lime wedges.
Kilbeggan Shamrock Spritzer
• 1 part Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
• 4 parts Apple Juice
• Lemon-Lime Soda
To Serve: Pour Kilbeggan and apple juice over ice into a tall glass. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a lemon.
The cocktail, Draper’s Manhattan, is a twist on the classic Manhattan and inspired by Mad Men’s own Don Draper. The show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, even told us that Basil Hayden’s is his favorite bourbon and he enjoys the spicy finish after a long day in the writers in the writers’ room! It’s a great cocktail to mix up in the office or while you watch the premiere if you’re looking to channel the Mad Men era.
Basil Hayden’s Draper’s Manhattan
2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined.
Here’s a simple way to show your support and solidarity with top players from Northern Ireland–like the extraordinary Rory McIlroy, this year’s U.S. Open winner. Mix up a batch of cocktails with Northern Ireland’s own Bushmills! Since 1608 Bushmills whiskey has been synonymous with the country; the historic distillery is even pictured on the £5 Irish bank note. Of course, on the rocks or with soda are always appropriate–but Bushmills Irish whiskey is also great mixer for summer beverages in front of the TV or at backyard barbecues. Recipes that make it easy…even for duffers:
Bushmills Irish Buck
1.5 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
1 squeeze fresh lime juice
2 oz. ginger ale
1 wheel lime
Combine Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey and lime juice over ice in a tall glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with lime wheel
Bushmills & Ginger
1.5 oz Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
3 oz. ginger ale
1 twist orange
Pour Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey and ginger ale over ice cubes into a tall glass.
The Basil Hayden’s Shamrock Sour is a great cocktail to enjoy this St. Patricks day as it mixes our spicy bourbon with lemon and grapefruit making a Bourbon cocktail with a punch! The Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon is part of the premium small batch series from Jim Beam and is a rye style bourbon which makes it great for many different whiskey cocktails. For this St Patty’s Day, celebrate with a whiskey sour punch check out the Basil Hayden’s Shamrock Sour Cocktail and let us know your thoughts.
2 Parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon®
½ Part Green Chartreuse
½ Part Lemon Juice
½ Part Grapefruit Juice
½ Part Agave Syrup* (To make, combine equal parts of water with Agave Syrup)
¼ Part Egg White
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake without ice to blend.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass and garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wheel
If you are planning a date this Valentine’s Day, make it perfect, right down to the cocktail. Chambord Flavored Vodka enlisted New York City-based relationship expert Dr. Jane Greer, and her husband and partner in practice, Dr. Marc Snowman, to taste four new cocktails and provide their impressions on which cocktails are date night right. “Chambord Flavored Vodka is the World’s Most Romantic Vodka,” said Dr. Jane. “It is perfect in so many cocktails that can add that touch of romance to any date, Valentine’s Day or
The French Martini
Dr. Jane says: “This cocktail is so smooth and scrumptious, perfect for the
couple who likes Ballroom Dancing. I can see something very elegant – like
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – floating across the dance floor.”
1 1Ž2 oz. Chambord Flavored Vodka
1Ž2 oz. Chambord Liqueur
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with
The Parisian Cosmo
“I love this drink so much. It’s light and refreshing and I can definitely
see it in a pitcher or by the beach. Think Group Date Activity if you enjoy
this cocktail,” Greer said. Marc Snowman added: “If you are having a
Cupid’s Cocktail Party, this drink is a winner.”
1Ž2 oz. Chambord Flavored Vodka
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1Ž2 oz. Sour Mix
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a
About Dr. Greer:
Dr. Jane Greer is a nationally renowned relationship expert, marriage and family therapist, blogger, author, and radio host. She is creator of SHRINK WRAP, a media commentary on what we can learn from the trials and triumphs of celebrity relationships as seen in Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Metro, and on The Daily Buzz nationally syndicated morning show.
She is a regular contributor to Galtime, and her “Doctor On Call” radio show features the popular call-in segment “Let’s Talk Sex,” airing the last Tuesday of each month @HealthyLife.net. Dr. Greer’s newest book, What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship, is available nationwide.
About Dr. Snowman: Marc Snowman is a Psychotherapist in Manhattan, New York, who specializes in marriage and family counseling. In addition, his area of expertise is working with children and adolescents..
A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood on the surface of the brain, much like what is happening to you right now as you read this amazing article. In this case, it’s the name of our latest and greatest original cocktail and the must have drink while watching Boardwalk Empire. That’s right, if you want to be a real gangster, and not some TV watching little bitch, ya gotta get down with the Subdural Hematoma Cocktail. After all, it was created by a gangster and brought to you by a gangster. Yup, gangster little Jewish kids from the suburbs just created your new favorite drink for the best show on television.
1.5 parts Crown Royal Reserve Canadian Whisky
1 Glass Skull Glass
That’s it! Genius! During prohibition, Canadian Whisky was the most consumed spirit, smuggled over the border from Canada. One more thing, drink your whisky straight like a man, you’re a gangster now.