BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer gives a “State of the Union” address on whiskey today at the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival at National Harbor, Maryland, D.C. Metro area and introduces several new whiskey cocktails.
BourbonBlog.com “Capitolizes” on our appearance in our nation’s capitol with a tribute to an old American favorite in Wild Turkey and The Copper Fox Distillery, a new American craft distiller based near D.C. Our Capitol Cocktail recipes below, created by BourbonBlog.com Mixologist Stephen Dennison, will stimulate your taste buds and leave you lobbying for more pours!
2 oz Russell’s Reserve Bourbon
1/4 Oz. Sweet vermouth
8 Black Whole Peppercorns
Dry stir in shaker before adding ice for 45 seconds. After dry stir, add ice and stir until frost forms on the outside of shaker. Strain into cocktail glass being careful not to remove any peppercorns. Garnish with expressed orange swath.
2 oz. Copper Fox Rye Whisky
1/2 oz. Orange Bitters
Stir ingredients over ice, strain and serve in Cocktail Glass.
The Great Debate
2 oz Copper Fox Rye Whisky
2 oz. Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye
2 Tasting Glasses
Pour in two separate Glencairn tasting glasses. Experience the “Old School” vs. “New School.” Compare, contrast and discuss the Liberal vs. Conservative. No written essay required, please just drink and enjoy.
Special thanks Greg Nivens and Trigger Agency for inviting BourbonBlog.com to once again be a part of Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival