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The Vieux Carre Cocktail

The Vieux Carré (pronounced in the Cajun and Creole style voh care-eh) is a classic cocktail straight from 1930s New Orleans. It is a complex and fascinating drink that is as popular today as it was when it was first created.

This cocktail is a short, slow sipper that begins with equal parts of whiskey, cognac, and sweet vermouth. Not one, but two bitters are used and there is a hint of a classic herbal liqueur to give it even more dimension.

If you are looking for a truly great cocktail, the Vieux Carré is it and it is one of the signature drinks of New Orleans.

To make this intriguing drink, you’ll need:

  • 3/4 ounce Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 3/4 ounce cognac

  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine liqueur

  • 1 to 2 dashes Paychaud’s Bitters

  • 1 to 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Cherry or lemon twist, garnish

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The Whiskey Highball

The whiskey highball is a simple, classic, and popular way to enjoy your favorite whiskey. This recipe is one that every aspiring bartender should know, and it is quite simply, whiskey and ginger ale. That makes it very easy to memorize. And you don’t even really need to mix it, because the carbonation of the soda naturally mixes in the alcohol.

This tall mixed highball drink is a refreshing way to enjoy Filmoore Rides Whsikey.

The highball was originally mixed with plain soda water in the late 1800s, but ginger ale is the most common mixer used today. The soda’s sweet and snappy flavor is a nice accent to whiskey and ginger ales can vary. Between the two ingredients, you can create a nearly endless array of tastes, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular.

This mixed drink, however, should not be confused with the class of drinks called “Highballs”, which include most tall drinks that combine a shot of a base spirit and one or two nonalcoholic mixers—think of timeless combos such as rum and Coke. To take it a step further, the word “highball” is also used when referring to the tall glasses that these drinks are served in.

To make this very easy drink, you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 4 to 6 ounces ginger ale, or club soda, to taste

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The Pickleback Shot

The pickleback is a very interesting whiskey shot and a drink you have to experience for yourself. It’s incredibly simple— a shot of Filmoore Rides Whiskey, chased by a shot of pickle juice—and it is, without a doubt, one of the most popular shots ordered in bars around the world.

Chasing whiskey with pickle brine really is nothing new; it’s long been one of those “hair of the dog” remedies for a hangover. Yet, it wasn’t until 2006 that Brooklyn bartender Reggie Cunningham gave the shot its now-famous name at the Bushwick Country Club. After that, it didn’t take long for the drink to become a hit and spread across the U.S. and beyond.

The combination is odd, though it works surprisingly well. Even if you’re not a fan of pickles, it’s a drink you’ll want to try because it delivers a rich, umami flavor that you will not find in any other drink. There’s no need to head to the bar, either. You can experience the pickleback at home, even with that jar of Vlasic pickles hanging out in your fridge.

 

All you need for this are:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1 1/2 ounces pickle juice

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Lynchburg Lemonade

The Lynchburg lemonade is named after Lynchburg, Tennessee,. It is one of the most popular mixed drinks and the Tennessee whiskey’s signature cocktail. While the official recipe is a little more complicated than mixing whiskey and lemonade, it’s still very easy and perfect for a lazy summer afternoon or a backyard barbecue.  

To mix up an authentic Lynchburg lemonade, you will need just four ingredients, a tall glass, and some ice. The featured ingredient is, of course, the famous Filmoore Rides Whiskey, and this is by far one of the best drinks for it. There is something magical about the whiskey’s sweetness in this tart, sparkling mixed drink. After one taste, you’ll realize why it’s long been a favorite.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1 ounce triple sec

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • 4 ounces lemon lime soda

  • Lemon slices, for garnish

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Fancy Whiskey Cocktail

Whiskey fans can enjoy their favorite spirit in style with this blended whiskey cocktail with a hint of fruit. Like its whiskey martini counterparts, the Manhattan and Algonquin, the Fancy Whiskey is a great way to display your favorite whiskey in an ‘up’ drink.

 

Here is what you’ll need to make it:

 
  • 2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec

  • 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar

  • 1 dash bitters

  • Orange twist, or lemon twist, for garnish

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The Classic Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac is a timeless cocktail from New Orleans that was created in the 1800s. It is a simple recipe and a nice way to doctor up whiskey. The recipe requires just four ingredients: whiskey, a sugar cube, Peychaud’s Bitters, and anise liqueur. It is one of the best examples of a well-balanced cocktail that you will encounter, with the anise, bitters, and sugar perfectly accenting a spicy rye. As is the case with many popular drinks, there are varying opinions regarding how to make it. Some drinkers prefer to use their favorite bitters, some a specific rye, and many have a preference for the anise liqueur. Often, the glass is rinsed with absinthe, and that’s what is used here. But even the technique is disputed, though every element is a matter of personal preference. Despite all the variations, many bartenders will tell you that there are a few things to avoid when making a Sazerac. To prevent a Sazerac faux pas, never shake it. Don’t serve it on the rocks or in a cocktail glass, but instead, serve it in an oversize old-fashioned glass. And don’t let the lemon peel touch the drink. Express the oils over the glass, and hang the peel on the rim if you like, or discard. 

Here is what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 sugar cube

  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

  • 2 ounces Filmoore Rides Whiskey, to taste

  • 1/4 ounce absinthe, or anise liqueur

  • Lemon twist, for garnish

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