True Blood on HBO now has a cocktail to celebrate the romantic nature of the vampire, also a perfect drink for Valentine’s Day. There are no Southern Vampire Mysteries here, only southern goodness with bourbon and Sookie’s Virtue.
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon
8 red grapes
¾ part lemon juice
¾ part floral tea syrup* (see recipe below)
- Muddle red grapes, raspberries, lemon juice and floral tea syrup in a mixing tin. – Add Basil Hayden’s bourbon and shake vigorously for 7 seconds. – Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a grape and raspberry.
* Floral tea syrup: Combine 1 part of your favorite freshly brewed floral tea (jasmine, lavender,chamomile, etc.) with 1 part sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved and refrigerate.
True Blood TV series is based upon the novels by Charlaine Harris.
This Valentine’s Day cocktail is created to honor HBO’s Game of Thrones, based upon A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin.
Fire and Ice
1½ parts Basil Hayden’s bourbon
¾ part fresh lime juice
1 slice jalapeno
1 part pomegranate juice
½ part simple syrup
Splash of soda water
- Muddle lime juice, jalapeno, pomegranate juice and simple syrup in a mixing tin.
- Add Basil Hayden’s bourbon and shake lightly for 5 seconds. - Strain into a Collins glass, add ice and top with soda water. - Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.
And it sounds like a U2 song but here BourbonBlog.com presents a Basil Hayden’s Bourbon cocktail which brings zesty orange juice together with floral aromas of creme de violette and Basil Hayden’s for cocktail to bewitch your senses. Basil Hayden’s teamed up with Daniel Hyatt, one of San Francisco’s top mixologists, to create the ultimate Halloween treat.
Daniel’s Bloody Sunday combines zesty orange juice, the floral aromas of crème de violette, and Basil Hayden’s Bourbon to create an enchanting cocktail that is bursting with flavor.
Bloody Sunday Recipe
1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/2 part Orange Juice
1/2 part Grenadine
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
1 barspoon of Crème de Violette
1/2 Vanilla Bean
Shake bourbon, orange juice and bitters with ice Strain into cordial glass Sink the Creme de Violette and slowly drizzle grenadine over the top Place one half of a split of vanilla bean in glass and stir
Loosing your eyesight could be a scary thing during Halloween, but you have nothing to fear with Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshines of Gatlinburg, which they tell us is the first legal distillery in Tennessee.
Spook your guests with stories of moonshiners past while sipping on the frightfully delicious spirit.
The pumpkin jack-o-lantern is the ultimate expression of Haloween.
The Pumpkin Smash cocktail is the Halloween cocktail you can make at home, bring it over, serve it up, and impress your friends. Pumpkin, cinnamon, it’s as good as pie and balanced with this fine rum that BourbonBlog.com recommends…
Pumpkin Smash Cocktail Recipe
1 ¼ Frangelico
1 ¼ oz Flor De Caña 7 year Rum
¾ oz pumpkin puree (may use canned pumpkin)
Dry shake, shake with 3 ice cubes and strain out into a martini glass. Garnish with sprinkle of ground clove or nutmeg.
Take one 15 oz can of Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin, add 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ground ginger, 1/4 tsp of ground cloves and 15 oz of simple syrup and blend it all together in a blender. Store in the fridge.
BourbonBlog.com brings you a LUCID Absinthe cocktail as a tribute to Paranormal Activity. Don’t be afraid to drink it, LUCID Absinthe was responsible for lifting the 100 year absinthe ban in America is adding a sinister spin to your Halloween this year. Does drinking Absinthe lead
to hallucinations and Paranormal Activity?
Paranormal Activity Cocktail Recipe
1 part LUCID Absinthe
1 part White Creme de Cacao
1 part Coconut Milk
Drizzle of Black Sambucca
Combine LUCID, White Creme de Cacao and Coconut Milk in a shaker filled with ice. Shake till Frothy and strain into a short rocks glass over ice. Drizzle Black Sambucca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses through the cocktail.
Candy, one of the most popular Halloween candies we’ve made into a cocktail…so we’ll call it “Candy Corn.”
Invented in the 1880s, candy companies now produce nearly 35 million pounds of the corn candy each year. So spot on, one sip of this cocktail might make you forget you aren’t actually eating candy corn, you’re drinking you little Goblin. Russian Standard Vodka nicely to the kettle-corn infusion, and this cocktail will really pop on your pages, with its orange and yellow ingredients.
Candy Corn Cocktail Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Candy Corn-infused Russian Standard Vodka **
1/2 oz. Moscato wine (sweet dessert wine)
3/4 oz. home-made citrus peel grenadine syrup**
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
*to make candy corn-infused Russian Standard: for every 750ml bottle of Russian Standard, add in 1 cup cande corn and allow to infused in an airtight container for approx. 24 hrs. Fine strain candy corn and re-bottle. Store in fridge.
**to make grenadine syrup: for every 1 cup of POM wonderful pomegranate juice, dissolve 1 cup granulated sugar over stove top. Once dissolved, add in the skins of 1 orange and 1 lemon and simmer for 10 mins. Remove skins and chill syrup.
Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, CEO of Casa Noble Tequila tells BourbonBlog.com, “As you know we enjoy Casa Noble by itself normally but today since it is National Margarita Day, we are having some guests at the house and we will be having Tamarind, Guanabana and Hibiscus margaritas.”
Here are the recipes below and watch BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer interview Jose in the video segment below the recipes…
The key here is to get a large fresh Guanabana (Annona Muricata), also known as Graviola, Brazilian Cherimoya, Catoche…
(WHITE, SLIMY, MEATY WITH LARGE BLACK SEED IN EACH SACK)
- First you need to mash and percolate about 2 oz of the slimy meat, no seeds!
1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal
2 small spearmint leaves
juice of half a lime
Blend with enough ice for about 40 seconds until slush is uniform.
Garnish with a Spearmint leave.
Jose "Pepe" Hermosillo's table is set with Casa Noble Tequila for a Tequila Tasting and Margarita Party tonight
Hibiscus (Jamaica) Margarita
4oz of chilled Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Water, recipe below)
2oz of Casa Noble Tequila
1/2oz Agave Syrup
Juice from 1 lime
lime wedge for garnish
- Pour the Hibiscus Water, tequila Casa Noble, agave syrup and lime juice into a chilled cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled into a old fashion glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Water):
2 cups (2 oz) jamaica flowers
3/4 cup granulated sugar (more if desired)
6 cups water
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add the flowers and sugar and stir continuously while the mixture boils for one minute.
- Pour into a noncorrosive bowl and steep for 2 hours. *Note- this flower will stain so do not use a bowl that will stain.
- Strain the mixture through a sieve, pressing on the flower solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
- Taste for strength and sweetness. If it is too potent, add water. If it is too tart, add sugar.
- Cover and refrigerate until time to serve.
Cup of ice
3 Ounces Casa Noble Crystal or Reposado if you want a bit more tangy results
1 ounce Agave Syrup
2 tablespoons lime juice (or sour orange if you have available)
4 oz. Tamarindo pulp
- Place everything into a blender and blend until desired smoothness.
- For the rim: mix kosher salt and chile piquin powder, and a bit of brown sugar.
- When the Tamarindo pulp is natural and unsweetened, adjust with more ice and agave syrup.
Espolón Tequila tells BourbonBlog.com that the simple ingredients of agave nectar and lime allow the delicate flavor of Espolón Tequila to shine through, and showcase its smooth nature in this Margarita recipe.
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