Friyay is finallllly here... anyone else feel like it was the longest week ever?! I'm trading in the rosé for a fall inspired cocktail with help of @martellusa ...let apple and pear slices soak in the VSOP finished in bourbon barrels (at least an hour)... then top with sparkling cider and garnish with a citrus twist and cinnamon stick to kick off the weekend ✨🥃🍾🍎🍐#BeCurious#MartellBlueSwift#sponsored
⬅️Follow Us KOVAL/Bartending Basics August 17, 7PM
Shaken or stirred? Served up or on the rocks? This class is perfect for beginners looking to manage their home bar. The @kovaldistillery instructor will teach the classics & cover the history and traditions of bartending. $30/person. A few spots left.
To book: http://www.koval-distillery.com/newsite/classes-tours/cocktail-classes/book-a-cocktail-class
Talk to your @legacyspiritsteam rep about #Chicago 's own Koval. #cheers
KOVAL/West Elm #CocktailClass THURSDAY 7/20! Please Join @kovaldistillery, Cocktail blogger @_valcohol and @westelmchicago for the Summer Craft Cocktail Workshop 🥂☀️ Sign up ✍🏼 and bring a friend! http://bit.ly/2tJSP3t or 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼@dabble.co
Pictured 📷 here is 1 of 2 cocktails 🍹 you'll create hands on - a delicious blend of KOVAL barreled #gin , peach🍑 , basil🌿 & lime🍋 • •
Talk to your @heritagewinecellars #legacyspirits rep about hosting your own #KOVAL event. #supportlocal
I missed National Bourbon Day! Regardless, I can't think of a better photo to share than these two awesome people celebrating just getting hitched with a glass of bourbon with some cigars. Love these two people!
Last week I missed #nationalbourbonday , so there was no way I was going to miss a #whiskeywednesday without posting one of my new favorite drinks - from Tuc, in Gastown.
The Stubborn Mule - earl grey tea infused bourbon, ginger foam & lemon.
YUM is all I can say. And that foam 😍
Bear with me while I try to kill three birds with one... drink. •
As I celebrate #fathersday , I'm treating myself to an Old Fashioned, itself serving as a late hat-tip to #nationalbourbonday , which I somehow missed. And, anyone who has been following my feed for the past week will know that I'm very happy to finally have some proper maraschino #cherries to garnish with, so how could I resist using them here?
One last thing: sadly, this sees off the last of my all-time favourite bourbon, the wonderfully bottled @blantons_bourbon. The question is: do I fill up the bottle again with another cheaper bourbon just to keep it on my shelf until I can afford to replace it? Help me out with this moral quandary, people!
While you're thinking on that, here's a Maraschinold Fashioned 😉
2 1/2 shots @blantons_bourbon
1/2 shot maraschino syrup, straight from the jar
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir a shot of the bourbon in a glass with two ice cubes. Add another two ice cubes, the syrup and the bitters and stir again. Finally, add another two ice cubes and the rest of the bourbon and stir again. Garnish with two of the finest maraschino cherries ever to be committed to a jar. 🍒
Last night wasn't just all about making up for missing #NationalBourbonDay , I also got the chance to try some of @hardwaterhouse's excellent menu!
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1. Short rib #tacos
2. Caesar #salad
3. Five onion #soup
4. Chairman of the board
5. Molten lava #cake 😍😍😍
since I'm sick of posting flyers, here's something more... interesting? lol. On #nationalbourbonday I had a pour of 12yo 2014 Birthday Bourbon, and I had a barrel-strength Four Roses KST bourbon made into an old-fashioned. And it was delicious. Go bourbon! ❤️ @mstone25 @jackroseindc
Time is running out! This Father’s Day, show the dad in your life your appreciation with tickets to #Whiskeybythewater at South Shore Cultural Center! Today #OnTheBlog check out further details as well as pictures from last years event. #swipeleft
Enjoy exploring Bourbons, Scotches, and Whiskies on Father’s Day along the beautiful Chicago Lakefront.
Invited Brands: Macallan, Eagle Rare, Blantons, Bookers, Basil Hayden, Bakers, Knob Creek, Weller, E. H. Taylor, Balvenie, Hudsons, Few Spirits, 1792 Small Batch, Templeton, Lexington, Bowman, Tullamore Dew, Flaming Pig, Rebel Yell, Glenfarcas, Dalmore, Collier and McKeel, Concannon, The Peat Monster, Famous Grouse, Journeyman and many more.
Ticket includes 12 samples, full brunch, and a souvenir sampling glass.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The DoveTail Project. The mission of The Dovetail Project is to teach young fathers, the parenting and life skills that will empower them to be better fathers to their children; to give them the tools and resources to establish and strengthen their parental (in most cases, non-custodial) relationships; and to encourage them to own responsibility for the emotional and economic viability of their families.
Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.
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#whiskey#whisky#fathersday#dad @hudsonwhiskey @fewspirits @knobcreek @tullamoredew #nationalbourbonday