Monday, February 21, 2011

Two Delicious Whiskey Drinks for Island Time Radio

Everyone knows I love bourbon. Here are two delicious drink recipes off the beaten path of "Jim Beam Up".

Whiskey Sangaree
Like Sangria, the name of this cocktail is derived from the Spanish word for blood and was originally made with wine. Nowadays, it is usually mnade with a spirit base. Whatever is used, it is invariably flavored with fresh nutmeg.

6 cracked ice cubes
2 oz bourbon
1 oz simple syrup
soda water
1 tsp port
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

Pour whiskey over cracked ice. Add simple syrup and top with soda water. Give a gentle stir and drop in a pinch of nutmeg.

Kentucky Orange Blossom
Shake 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz orange juice, and 1/2 oz triple sec with ice until frothy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of orange.