Jalepeno. Cilantro. Mango.
Binny’s South Loop Tasting Room bartender, Josh Dempsey has done it again! You can find him this weekend whipping up some SPICY (yet sweet) margaritas! Can’t make it to the bar? Here’s how to create your own!
2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
1/4 oz Luxardo Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Mango Puree
2 oz Stirrings Margarita Mix
Slice of Jalapeno
2-3 Sprigs of Cilantro
Mix together and shake. Strain into a margarita glass and garnish with lime wheel and slice of jalapeno! Aplausos!
It’s time for the Kentucky Derby! We’re celebrating with a classic – you guessed it – a Mint Julep. Of course our favorite is a Buffalo Trace Mint Julep. We headed to the South Loop Tasting Room for this not-so-secret recipe:
| Derby Mint Julep
2 1/2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Water
4 Sprigs of Mint
Muddle the sprigs of mint with the simple syrup. Pour in bourbon and water. Serve on the rocks with a mint sprig garnish!
Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!
Let’s cheers with this PB&J inspired shot!
Day after the St. Patrick’s Day… Saturday mornings after a night at The Hanguppe… Another Cub’s loss… we’ve all been there. But don’t worry, this bloody mary was designed to help you get through it all.
Binny’s Loaded Bloody Mary
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
Your choice of vodka
Dash of hot sauce
Now for the good part- the garnish. On a skewer place a:
Peccoroni with red pepper
One massive blue cheese stuffed olive
Drench in balsamic vinaigrette
Give our South Loop Tasting Room a visit and one of Binny’s awesome bartenders will be sure to whip up this meaty cocktail for you!
It’s Thursday and we’re ready for some Whiskey! Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with an authentic Irish cocktail!
2 Days Left to St Patrick’s Day Weekend! Sláinte!
Bushmills Irish Buck
1.5 oz Bushmills Blended Irish Whiskey
2 oz Ginger Ale
1 Squeeze Lime Juice
1 Wheel Lime
Combine the whiskey and lime juice over ice in a collins glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a lime wheel.
It’s one of our favorite times of the year, and we’re counting down with some Irish inspired cocktails. Enjoy!
I bet you’re getting a little tired of all these holidays… but we’re just getting started!
Today is National Kahlua Day.
Here’s the story of Kahlua (according to Kahlua) in a few sentences.
-Kahlua was created in 1936 by chemist Montalvo Lara. It means “House of the Acolhua people.” Lara used coffee beans from the fields of Veracruz, which were grown by a pair of brothers, the Alvarez.
-In the 1950′s,Kahlua became popular and began global distribution. It wasn’t until the 1960′s though, that it hit North America and of course, the U.S. fell in love with its creamy and distinctive Mexican flavored goodness. From there, it grew and grew!
-In 2007, Kahlua joined the flavor craze and added flavors like French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Mocha.
Kahlua has been a huge staple in weddings contributing to the white russian phenomenon and has been sweetening peoples coffee since.. well.. seems like forever. Be sure to stop by your local Binny’s after work and grab that big bottle of Kahlua… you know you want to!
You might think that the month of February already has too many holidays. Well, here’s a holiday we can all get behind. Join us this Friday as we celebrate National Margarita Day.
Yep. It’s a thing.
To prepare, we headed to our South Loop Tasting Room and asked our crack team of cocktail specialists for their best custom margarita recipe. Check it out:
The Binny’s Margarita
2oz Don Julio Blanco
3/4oz Gran Torres
1/4 to 1/2oz Agave Nectar (Add more or less to taste)
2 1/2oz Fresh Lemon/Lime juice blend (Add more or less to taste)
Give it a quick shake, strain over ice and garnish with a slated rim and lime wheel.
That agave nectar is the secret to a great margarita. It’s cleaner in taste and naturally lower in calories than sugar or high fructose corn syrup based mixers. Special thanks to Josh, our bartender, for sharing his awesome Margarita recipe!
Oh, Valentine’s Day. A time of celebration, love and of course- indulging! Try one of these recommended holiday treats with your loved one or single bff’s!
Popping bottles: The 2011 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui is a sparkling red with festive cranberry color and has a fresh raspberry taste, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a round luscious finish with just a touch of sweetness to hit the spot.
For all of you adventurous beer lovers: Try Lindemans Framboise or Liefman’s Cuvee Brut. They both offer a lot of sweet and tart fruit. Both are a pinkish red, succulently fruity, and almost dangerously sippable.
Now if you’re trying to get really fancy, we have some great cocktail choices fit to please everyone.
For the ladies…
Be sure to try X-Rated Fusion Liqueur. At $22.99 a bottle, you have many ways to enjoy this sensuous fusion of ultra premium French vodka & Sicilian blood orange mingling with mango and passion fruits. Enjoy over ice or mix with Champagne for a fruity and bubbly Valentine’s Day treat.
For the men…
Bring on the whiskey! This Cupid’s Manhattan is guaranteed to not disappoint. Pour him this spicy twist on a classic cocktail to make his head spin… in a good way. Include 2 parts Redemption Rye, 1 part M&R Sweet Vermouth, a dash of Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters for fruity sweetness and a dash of Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters to spice things up.
So whether you’ve got a hot date or are celebrating with your closest friends, be sure to try one of these festive liquid treats! Show us your version on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Happy Fat Tuesday to you all! One of the best days to indulge and not feel any sort of guilt… until tomorrow maybe…
Whether you’re celebrating from home or the bar tonight, do it right with one of these traditional Mardi Gras beverages.
Brewed in NOLA, Abita Beer is sure to please. After Hurricane Katrina, you couldn’t get this stuff for months!
Or try sipping on the traditional New Orleans Hurricane. You can never go wrong with rum. We found a great recipe for you to try here.
Straight from the French Quarter, try the Red Snapper. Heavy with whiskey and cranberry juice, it’s guaranteed to hit your sweet spot.