(Courtesy of Marie Zahn, Hawthorn Beverage Group)
- 1.25 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- .75 oz. Amontillado Sherry
- One tsp. Ginger Syrup
- Eight mint leaves and three fresh mint sprigs
Instructions: Lightly muddle mint and ginger syrup, add other ingredients and top with pebble/crushed ice. Swizzle briefly and top with more ice. Garnish with three mint sprigs and straw.
(Courtesy of Mark Corley, The Silver Dollar)
- 1.5 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- .5 oz. Grenadine
- .5 oz. Lemon juice
- .5 oz. Grapefruit juice
- 3 dashes Orange bitters
Instructions: Shake and strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel or mint leaves.
Spring is in the air! Sunshine and blue skies inevitably accompany a craving for fresh and fruity cocktails. I.W. Harper Bourbon Whiskey has provided a couple perfect recipes for this time of year. Had lots of fun making (and drinking) them while enjoying a lovely Saturday on the porch with my dear friend Liz.
Two top-notch options for a seasonal social gathering — picnics, backyard bbq’s or even a Kentucky Derby party (that’s where this wonderful whiskey originates from, after all).
Cheers and enjoy!