That Post-Farmer’s Market Cocktail

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Laphroaig Smoked Cider

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
3 parts Apple Cider
1 part fresh Lemon Sour

Method:

Build over ice in order. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

The Burryman

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The key figure in the annual Burryman’s Parade, which takes place on the second Friday of August, in South Queensferry, Scotland. Tradition has it that a local man is covered from head to toe in burrs that he has collected, and paraded along a seven-mile route with stops at pubs, factories, and official’s houses. During each pause, the Burryman is given whisky to drink through a straw, and money, as tradition states “that he will bring good luck to the town if they give him whisky and money, and that bad luck will result if the custom is discontinued.” This year the festival was “ground to a halt” when the Burryman got a burr in his eye. Luckily, all that whisky helped ease his pain, but who knows about the luck of the town?

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Because It’s Thursday, Clyde May’s is a Great Whiskey, and Any Cocktail with Ginger is a Winner

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The Bonnie Lad
 
Ingredients:

2 oz Clyde May’s Whiskey
.75 oz Ginger Syrup
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 slice fresh ginger
 
Preparation

Pour Clyde May’s over ice and add in the ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice. Stir well, and garnish with the slice of ginger.
 

For All of that Extra Scotch You Have Lying Around the House

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Laphroaig Suntanned Scotsman
 
Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1 1/2 parts Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 parts Cranberry Juice
 
Method:

Build over ice in a highball glass.
Garnish with a slice of pineapple on the rim.
 

The King Kong Cocktail

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While traditionally involving a 50/50 mix of Crown Royal and Banana Liquer, this rendition of the King Kong—concocted by the 1976 marketing departments at Jim Beam, Ripley’s, and Paramount—is nice enough to get you through a monstrously humid afternoon.
 
King Kong Cocktail
 
Ingredients

1 oz. Jim Beam Bourbon
3/4 oz  Grenadine
Orange Juice
1 Wedge of Lime
 
Preparation

Start with 1 oz. Jim Beam over ice in a tall glass, add 3/4 oz. grenadine, fill with Orange juice, add wedge of lime and your friends will go ape over your “King Kong Cocktail!”
 
Recommendation: Double the booze, lessen the grenadine, and top with club soda.

Because At Some Point in the Next 72 Hours You’ll Probably Make Yourself a Drink

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KNOB CREEK SWEET & SPICY TEA
Recipe by Zac Matthews, Mixologist

INGREDIENTS:

2 parts Knob Creek Rye
2 parts Southern Style “Sweet Tea” (*recipe below)
¼ part Fresh Lemon Juice
1 part Prosecco

Method:

1. Combine Knob Creek Rye, sweet tea and lemon juice into a shaker with ice.
2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
3. Float Prosecco on top to finish.
4. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire

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Imagine a bunch of Atomic Fireballs dropped into a bottle of whiskey.

Available in April in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee

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Mogwai’s Single Cask Scotch Whisky

The Parting Glass

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In Tullamore D.E.W.’s new short film, “The Parting Glass,” four friends meander through the rolling green hills of Ireland. Dressed in dapper suits with details—a flower on a front pocket, tattoos peeking out of a sleeve—the friends pour glasses of Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey, reflect on life, and quote poet James Joyce. The friends stop at a graveyard and, surrounded by headstones, sing the 1770 ballad, “The Parting Glass.” They toast to Jerry, a friend who we assume has passed—but the end has a smart and surprising twist.

The film was produced by New York agency Opperman Weiss, as part of Tullamore D.E.W’s “Irish True” campaign, and AdAge wrote that the “short should be envy of other booze ads.” We agree: The film tells a simple and beautiful story, which captures the true spirit of Ireland—just like Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey.

View “The Parting Glass” and other short films on Tullamore D.E.W’s YouTube channel, and friend them on Facebook for updates.

 

10 Business Days Until Christmas

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Counting down one business day at a time with presents under $100 to help make this season the most gifted one yet. See our full gift guide here

Whiskey And Rum Making Kit ($70)

For The Urban Bootlegger

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The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell.

Because You Might Be Thinking About a Drink Right Now

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The Laphroaig Green Tee (in honor of the President’s cup)

1 part Laphroaig 10-Year Old Scotch Whisky
3 parts Iced Green Tea
1 part Pineapple Juice

Method:
Build in order over ice in a Tom Collins glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

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