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Bourbon Whiskey Cocktails: Basil Hayden’s NIne to Five Punch

Basil Haydens National Boss Day Cocktail 256x300 Bourbon Whiskey Cocktails: Basil Haydens NIne to Five PunchIn 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.




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Basil Hayden’s Fourth of July Cocktails: The Summer Glow

Basil Haydens Fourth of July Cocktail 197x300 Basil Haydens Fourth of July Cocktails: The Summer GlowBasil 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.




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Father’s Day Cocktails: Bulleit Bourbon Cheer & George Dickel Old Fashioned

Bulleit Bourbon Fathers Day Cheer Father’s Day Cocktails: Bulleit Bourbon Cheer & George Dickel Old FashionedYou 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.


Bulleit Rye Anytimer Father’s Day Cocktails: Bulleit Bourbon Cheer & George Dickel Old FashionedThe Anytimer


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.


George Dickel Old Fashioned Cocktail Father’s Day Cocktails: Bulleit Bourbon Cheer & George Dickel Old Fashioned
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…”




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Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka Cocktails!

Rain Organics Cucumber Lime 167x300 Rain Organics Cucumber Lime Vodka Cocktails!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)

Club Soda

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.




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Kentucky Derby Cocktails: Bulleit Ginger Julep & Bulleit Rye Mint Julep

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:

Bulleit Bourbon Ginger Julep Cocktail 165x300 Kentucky Derby Cocktails: Bulleit Ginger Julep & Bulleit Rye Mint JulepThe 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.


Bulleit Rye Mint Julep 175x300 Kentucky Derby Cocktails: Bulleit Ginger Julep & Bulleit Rye Mint JulepThe 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.




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WAVE Vodka Adds Two New Flavors: Lemon Lime & Baja Vodkas

Wave Vodka Logo 300x116 WAVE Vodka Adds Two New Flavors: Lemon Lime & Baja VodkasNew Orleans, LA. – WAVE Vodka launches two new exciting additions to its array of flavored vodkas: WAVE Baja and WAVE Lemon Lime. The brand currently offers other popular flavors such as whipped cream, pink lemonade, cherry, blue raspberry and grape, and is also available as unflavored original.  The Sazerac brand team continues to show its commitment to being a leader and innovator in the flavored vodka market with the introduction of these two new bold flavors. From the exotic tropical fruit blend of Baja, to the tangy citrus taste of Lemon Lime, WAVE Vodka continues to push the envelope with unrepentant flavors that are also a feast for the eye.

“Both consumers and bartenders look for new flavors, and we believe these two new additions will not only deliver on taste, but also lend themselves to some exceptionally creative and delicious drink recipes,” states Tracey Clapp, brand manager for WAVE Vodka.

The new WAVE flavors will be supported by trade advertising and at retail with branded shippers, case cards and sell sheets. On premise accounts can find a variety of recipes for WAVE cocktails at

WAVE is available in the following sizes: 1.75L, 1L, 750 ml, and 50 ml. Suggested retail pricing is $8.99 for a 750ml bottle.

About WAVE Vodka

WAVE Vodka is produced and bottled by the Sazerac Company. Sazerac is one of New Orleans’ oldest family owned, privately held companies and has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal Canada.




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Basil Hayden’s Cocktails to Make You Think Like A Man!

Basil Haydens Cocktails Think Like a Man 190x300 Basil Hayden’s Cocktails to Make You Think Like A Man!The Monsieur Hayden Cocktail

By Rob Pate

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.




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Crystal Head Vodka Cocktails: The Heads Up, Cranium, Pure-tini & Crystal Driver

Crystal Head Vodka1 logo 199x300 Crystal Head Vodka Cocktails: The Heads Up, Cranium, Pure tini & Crystal DriverCompiled By Matt Goldstein

The Crystal Head Vodka is one of the best vodka’s in the world.  Check out these great vodka cocktails from Crystal Head mixologists.  First, Try the ‘Heads Up,’ when you ask a bartender to give you a ‘Heads Up’, it’s Crystal Head, 7UP with a splash of bar lime over crushed ice.  Another favorite is the ‘Cranium’.  The Cranium is Crystal Head Vodka and cranberry topped with club soda over crushed ice.  Crushed ice is perfect in the Crystal Head shot glasses as there is not much room for full sized ice.

Another favorite Crystal Head drink is the ‘Pure-Tini.’  It’s a simple martini, garnished with little olives on a fancy little toothpick.  Pure: because of the pure spirit Crystal Head Vodka.

Dan’s (Aykroyd) favorite way to drink it is, as he calls it, the ‘Crystal Driver.’  Crystal Head and fresh squeezed orange or tangerine juice poured over it.  Dan says it should look like your adding an egg over it.  Don’t mix or stir.

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Great Irish Whiskey Cocktails: Kilbeggan Dubliner, Irish Mule, and Shamrock Spritzer

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Dubliner Cocktail 200x300 Great Irish Whiskey Cocktails: Kilbeggan Dubliner, Irish Mule, and Shamrock SpritzerCheck 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.


Kilbeggan Dubliner


•    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 Whiskey Irish Mule Cocktail 200x300 Great Irish Whiskey Cocktails: Kilbeggan Dubliner, Irish Mule, and Shamrock SpritzerKilbeggan 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.




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Mad Men Cocktails: Basil Hayden’s Don Draper’s Manhattan

Basil Haydens Drapers Manhattan Cocktail 200x300 Mad Men Cocktails: Basil Haydens Don Drapers ManhattanCreated by Damian Windsor

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.

2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

3. Garnish with an orange twist.




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