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Sip Notes: By Jennifer Litwin

The word whiskey translates to ” water of life.” In many ways, our home believes that statement to be true. On its own whiskey has the power to create these incredible memories, however, if you can learn how to enhance its pure essence you can craft beautiful moments that may last a lifetime. I learned to respect whiskey early on and have loved it ever since. My first sip with my grandfather on the back of his boat while fishing in the summer heat, with a simple whiskey and coke is something I’ll never forget. The smell of that drink even now years later brings me back to the simplicity of that day. Since then I’ve learned to treasure all of the details that whiskey has to offer, and I’ve crafted recipes both for the beginner as well as the expert and everyone in between.

In this book you will find

  • The basic tools to help you craft your own cocktails
  • Popular classic whiskey cocktails
  • Exclusive cocktails handcrafted for this book
  • The history and stories behind the drinks

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The Muse: By Memories on Main

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The Manhattan Cocktail

One of the finest and oldest cocktails, the Manhattan is truly a classic cocktail. A very simple, but enjoyable, recipe that only requires a few ingredients. This recipe is also variable to each persons taste. But, none the less lets dive into it!

For this drink you will need the following:

  • 2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 2 to 3 dashes aromatic bitters

  • Cherry, for garnish

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The Classic Whiskey Old Fashioned

A sugar cube soaked in bitters, a shot of whiskey, and an orange peel; creating an old-fashioned cocktail from scratch really is that easy. This classic drink has been served since the mid-1800s and is as popular today as it was back then.

The old-fashioned is one of the best ways to dress up your favorite whiskey without significantly altering the taste.

There are many ways to adjust this recipe, too. Follow an original, simplified approach, incorporate one of the modern twists, or personalize it to your taste or the whiskey you’re pouring at the moment. Muddle or stir, add soda, use syrup, or ramp up the fruit… The point is that you enjoy the drink, so have fun exploring all of the options!

Now, here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 sugar cube, or 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 3 dashes bitters

  • 2 ounces ​Filmoore Rides whiskey

  • Orange peel, for garnish

  • Maraschino Cherry, for garnish

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The Whiskey Sour

The whiskey sour is one of the best classic cocktails. It’s easy to make, and the recipe is the base for the entire family of sour drinks. There are also a variety of adjustments you can make to ensure it suits your taste perfectly.

As the name suggests, this cocktail is sour. The flavor is balanced and complemented by the sweetness of the whiskey and simple syrup, so it’s not as tart as you might think. Try it with the ratio suggested in the recipe, give it a taste, and then adjust your next drink as needed.

 

The whiskey sour is such a popular drink recipe, that it has its own holiday. If you need a reason to mix one up, National Whiskey Sour Day is August 25th

So, here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup, to taste

  • Maraschino cherry (or lemon peel), garnish

First step, in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

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John Collins Whiskey Highball

The John Collins is a tasty whiskey sour drink that is perfect for any occasion. It makes an excellent everyday sipper that can be poured in just a few minutes. It is also a nice way to show off our whiskey in a simple, refreshing style.

This is, essentially, a tall version of the Whiskey Sour. Other than the soda and ice (and maybe a few tweaks here and there), the Collins and Sour are practically the same drink. This makes it very easy to remember both of these popular recipes, which all bartenders should know how to mix.

To make this drink, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 ounces club soda

  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

  • Orange slice, for garnish

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The Irish Coffee

The Irish coffee is an iconic cocktail, and the original recipe is not difficult. It requires four common ingredients: The combination of a smooth Whiskey with rich black coffee that’s sweetened and topped with cream is an absolute delight. This recipe was created in Ireland by Joe Sheridan in the early 1940s. Despite some common shortcuts, authentic Irish coffee is not as simple as spiking coffee with a shot of whiskey. Instead, this is a well-planned, carefully constructed coffee drink that should be mixed with the care of any latte or cappuccino. That said, it is actually quite easy. Take our whiskey and follow the recipe, and you’ll discover why this classic is considered one of the best cocktails of all time. Perfect for a chilly evening, it makes an excellent after-dinner drink that you’ll want to share with everyone you know.

You will need the following to complete this blend:

  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, to taste

  • 4 ounces strong hot coffee

  • 1 1/2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1 ounce heavy cream, lightly whipped

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The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is an iconic whiskey cocktail you definitely don’t want to miss. Drinks that are this popular can sometimes seem difficult to make, but this recipe is actually incredibly easy and only requires a few ingredients.

Beyond the whiskey, sugar, and mint, the only other requirement for this drink is crushed ice. Other forms of ice won’t create the same effect, so take the time to create a nice mound of crushed ice before mixing this cocktail. Traditionally, Mint Juleps are served in silver or pewter cups and held by the handle or rim so the cup maintains optimum frost. They work just as well in any tall glass.

The Mint Julep is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, which has helped propel the cocktail’s popularity. Tens of thousands of Mint Juleps are served at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and countless more are enjoyed by fans watching the race throughout the country. With a balance of sweet, smoky, and herbal flavors, the Mint Julep is delicious all year long.

First, lets gather the ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 4 to 5 mint sprigs, leaves only

  • 2 sugar cubes, or 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 1/2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • Mint sprig, for garnish

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