WHISKEY DAYS ALL AROUND - Country Wine & Spirits


Enjoy a whiskey day any time of the year; there are many luxurious and delicious drinks that will liven up your palate. Try a tasty whiskey cocktail today to make your day better.

A ‘Rob Roy’ has been an iconic drink for many years. It was created in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria New York, and has been enjoyed by millions to this day. It’s made with 2 oz. whiskey (blended scotch whiskey), ¾ oz. vermouth (Italian vermouth), and 1 dash of Angostura bitters. Shake the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters well with cracked ice, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon or cherry.

If you’re looking to add a little bit of spice into your life, try making a ‘Hot Blooded;’ it’s made with 1 cup of fresh squeezed blood orange juice, 2 tbs. agave, ½ cup whiskey, and 1 medium sized jalapeno (chopped, stem removed). In a cocktail shaker, add the blood orange juice, agave, and whiskey; stir until well combined. Add the jalapenos; replace the shaker cap and shake a few times, and then immediately pour through a strainer into highball glass filled with ice, straining out the jalapenos. Discard the jalapenos afterwards.

Make something simple and minty; a ‘Mint Julep’ is perfect for any season. It’s made with 4-5 mint sprigs, 2 sugar cubes, 2.5 oz. bourbon whiskey, and a mint sprig for garnish. Place the mint and sugar into a julep cup or Collins glass; muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint; add the bourbon, fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy. This drink is not only tasty; it is super refreshing on the palate, and great to share with your friends.