By December 17, 2019 Read More →


Go classic with a twist this holiday season by adding a unique spirit to the mix.  Here are a few ideas to check out – the American Godfather, a Smoky Mary, a Reposado Manhattan and a Canadian Negroni.

American Godfather
Pour equal parts Slaughter House American Whiskey (instead of Scotch) and Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur over ice in a rocks glass. The Slaughter House American Whiskey (Splinter Group) is made from 85% corn, 8% wheat, 6% rye, and 1% malted barley, aged 9 years in American oak then finished in Orin Swift wine barrels. It is intense with caramel, butterscotch, vanilla and grilled peach notes, a perfect partner for the Amaretto.

Smoky Mary
Pour 2 oz Chase Smoked Vodka (Taub Family Selections), a woodsy, peppery English oak-smoked potato vodka, into a high ball glass. Top with your favorite Bloody Mary mix and garnish with a celery stalk.

Reposado Manhattan
Pour over ice and stir: 1.5 oz Partida Tequila Reposado (Taub Family Selections), full, smoky and spicy with notes of mushroom, citrus, vanilla, caramel and char, .5 oz Whip Saw Rye Whiskey (Splinter Group), a spicy and bold corn-based American whiskey with notes of toasted bagel and finished in Bob Cabral’s Williams Selyem Pinot Noir barrels for a mellow softness, .5 oz The Partner Sweet Vermouth California (Splinter Group), bold and bittersweet with notes of red cherry, cardamom and coriander seed, and .5 oz Boissiere Extra Dry Vermouth (Taub Family Selections), lively and lightly sweet with notes of lemon, orange, chamomile and almonds  Add a dash of Angostura Bitters and garnish with lemon peel.

Canadian Negroni
Make this classic cocktail with equal parts Empress Gin 1908 (Taub Family Selections), crisp and smooth small batch gin with notes of lemon zest, orange blossom, white peach and juniper, from Victoria, British Columbia, Campari, and Boissiere Sweet Vermouth (Taub Family Selections), sweet and savory with notes of chamomile, coriander seed, nutmeg and herbs.


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