Don’t be frightened by the name. Esteemed American author, Ernest Hemingway invented this cocktail and named it after his 1935 novel, Death in the Afternoon. Hemingway’s original instructions on how to enjoy were as follows:
“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”
It’s definitely a powerful drink, but you will love it. Mardi Gras goers substitute mimosas for this iconic cocktail. Recipe after the jump.
The classic New Orleans cocktail, the Brandy Milk Punch tends to get pushed behind other iconic Mardi Gras drinks. With over 300 options of brandies, you have a lot of options. You’ll see this traditional mid-day treat on almost every brunch menu in New Orleans. Warning: If you mix up one of these, exercise caution and take the rest of the day off.
This Mardi Gras favorite is one of America’s first cocktail gems. Many party goes have enjoyed the Sazerac since the early 1800′s. Whether you pour rye whiskey or cognac, you can’t go wrong. Dan uses one of our High West Double Ryes aged in French Oak. Trust us when we say that it makes for a freaking fantastic Sazerac. With so many variations of this classic, this is one recipe you should try. Specifics after the jump.
Opposites attract, right? Dan Culen, Binny’s mixologist, made that happen when he mixed beer and vodka in this unique cocktail. Be ready to share, because this cocktail recipe is best enjoyed with many. Careful though, it will sneak up on you like a bad blind date on Valentine’s Day. Recipe after the jump.
Let’s get ready for International Pisco Sour Day! We can’t promise Peru’s amazing weather, but we can bring you the nation’s iconic Pisco Sour cocktail recipe.
Created in the early 1900′s by bartender Victor Vaughen Morris, it has undergone many changes over the years, but it has always meant to be a cocktail full of sweet and sour components. Peru continues to celebrate their national cocktail every year on the first Saturday of February. It has become such a big deal that Peru mandates that the Pisco Sour replaces wine and champagne for official toasts at the presidential palace and celebrations at ministries and embassies. Crazy, huh?
1 ½ oz Pisco Portón
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain contents into a chilled glass. Add a dash of bitters.
Share your Pisco Sour recipe with us online via Twitter. Stop by your local Binny’s this weekend to join in on the celebration.
Here’s your opportunity to hear from one of the most highly regarded whisky experts in the industry. Known in the malt whisky industry as the pioneer of wood management, Dr. Bill Lumsden has produced some the most iconic whiskies in the single malt market. Details after the jump.
After being run out by law enforcement during prohibition, J.K. Williams has made their way back to Central Illinois. They are using the recipe their great, great, great grandfather passed down to make classic American whiskey. We’re welcoming them back with a J.K. Williams whiskey tasting. Find more information about the tasting after the jump.
White Dog. ‘Shine. White lightning. Moonshine. Whatever you call it, you’re going to love Ole Smoky’s Tennessee Moonshine.
Here’s your chance to meet Master Distiller of Ole Smoky, Justin King, and taste some of the best ‘shine out there. He knows his stuff. Justin has studied and learned distilling methods that were passed down from his great grandparents. Notably, Justin helped produce their award-winning Apple Pie Moonshine that was recently named Best of Class Moonshine by the American Distilling Institute.
Meet Ole Smoky Master Distiller
Binny’s in Bloomingdale
Wednesday, January 22nd from 6-8pm
Can’t make it? Stop in to any of our 30 locations and pick up a mason jar of Ole Smoky for yourself. Recipes, cocktails and more here.
The faithful know it’s that time again, time for the Great Brophstradamus to make his predictions for the spirits world in the coming year. How wise is Brophstradamus? We aren’t sure, but his beard is legit. His predictions have been meticulously translated from the original quatrains by time, a secret decoder ring and Google. 2014 will bring more. More what?
If you’re ready to mix and mingle and jingle… your cocktail… get ready for the Grasshopper cocktail! It’s making a comeback, kids. The Grasshopper your grandparents used to drink.
Why isn’t ours green? Dan wanted to try something different with this vintage cocktail, so he used peppermint schnapps instead of Creme de Menthe. It doesn’t have that green glow, but it still tastes just as fresh and minty.