Believe it or not, whiskey sales are on the rise as more and more people are discovering there are plenty of ways to drink distilled spirits than just straight on the rocks!
Drink mixologists enjoy finding new ways to complement the whiskey flavor with a plethora of other ingredients, whether its syrups, fruit juices, vermouth or even tea. Consumers are just as interested in experimenting with a variety of drink recipes with whiskey and bourbon as the primary ingredient. According to Steven Earles, who's company, Eastside Distilling, already experiments with a variety of flavors in its drinks, such as Cherry Bomb Whiskey and Oregon Marionberry Whiskey, "People are drinking less wine and more whiskey, and women have become more inclined to give whiskey a try."
Perhaps the classic whiskey cocktail is considered "old-fashioned", but for those looking to add even more variety to their whiskey and bourbon selections, Eastside Distilling offers these cocktail recipes to get you started!
- 25 oz Cherry Bomb Whiskey (1 - 750ML bottle)
- 12.5 oz Burnside Bourbon
- 75 oz Smith Teamaker Earl Grey Tea (chilled)
- 25 oz Orange Juice
- 25 oz Simple Syrup
- 12.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
- 5 tablespoons Peychaud's Bitters
Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a large punch bowl, then add ice or ice ring. Serve in small punch glasses. This mixture serves 10-12 people.
- 1 1/2 oz Burnside Whiskey
- 3/4 oz Aperol
- 1/2 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz lavender simple syrup
- 13 oz Old Fashioned glass over ice
Preparation: Fill a 14 oz rocks glass with ice, add all the ingredients and stir.
|Eastside Civil War|
Eastside Civil War
- 1 1/2 oz Burnside Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth
- 1/2 oz Cynar
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
- Amarena cherry
Preparation: Add all the ingredients, except the cherry, to a 16 oz mixing glass (pint glass). Fill to within 1 inch of the top with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an Amarena cherry.
- 1.5 oz Marionberry Whiskey
- .5 oz Dry Curacao
- 2 oz Fresh Grapefruit juice
- Served on the rocks
Preparation: Fill glass with ice, add Burnside Bourbon and recipe ingredients. Enjoy!