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Confessions of a Mixologist: Lavender in the Rye

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Lavender in the Rye is one of our new favorite rye whiskey cocktails and an absolute crowd pleaser. The lavender bitters and sugar cane syrup are excellent additions to the rye. This is an easy to build cocktail. Impress your pals with your epic bartending skills and this floral favorite!

 

Lavender in the Rye

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Taste of the Southwest

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Founded in 2010 by Colin Keegan, Santa Fe Spirits is the perfect marriage between a malt loving Englishman, and his adopted home in the Southwest. This distillery is quite exciting, as they combine time-honored traditions in whisky making with the unique terroir of Santa Fe. From magenta flowers found blooming on cacti, to sage and mesquite, unique flavors offer a breath of fresh air into the world of spirits.

 

Santa Fe Spirits Binny's

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Four Kings 2016 Craft Whiskey Collaboration

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Now available and in LIMITED supply, the 2016 Four Kings Craft Whiskey Collaboration! First conceived in 2014, this blend celebrates the camaraderie among craft distillers. Each component – from Corsair Distillery, FEW Spirits, Journeyman Distillery, and Mississippi River Distilling Company – is stunning on its own. Taken together, the Four Kings is, as the saying goes, more than the sum of its parts! Supply is limited, and only at select Binny’s stores.

 

Four Kings Malt Whiskey

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Fall Preview: Binny’s Handpicked Casks

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The Whiskey Hotline hit the road this year. We’ve been all over the country and all over the world in search of casks of the finest spirits around. When we find the best of the best, we claim them as our own and call them Binny’s Handpicked Casks. Watch for these selections over the next few months:

 

Binny's Handpicked Casks

 
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Binny’s Handpicked Clyde May’s

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Binny’s is proud to be the first retailer to participate in Clyde May’s single barrel journey. That’s right – get it here first. Clyde May’s is known for their Alabama style whiskey, a unique process in which they gently fold essential oils from granny smith apples into their finished high-rye bourbons, adding apple and cinnamon flavors. Their mash bill contains 55% corn, 30% rye and 15% barley. Scroll down to learn about the three we picked. We can’t promise you won’t salivate…

 

Clyde May's Bourbon Binny's

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Confessions of a Mixologist: Whiskey Sour

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They don’t get much more classic than the whiskey sour. It has been around for more than a century, a sort of comfort cocktail that’s as easy to drink as it is to make. Start with whiskey – it doesn’t have to be great whiskey but it can’t hurt – and add the cut of citrus and the sweetness of sugar. It’ll bring you back to life after a weekend with the family or an afternoon running errands. With so many different whiskies to choose from, how will you decide?
 

Whiskey Sour Binny's

Cocktail image courtesy of Liquor.com. Whiskey Sour recipe after the jump. Read more


Our Favorite Warm Weather Cocktails

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As seen in the latest Whiskey Hotline, we’re holding on to summer here at the hotline with some of our favorite warm weather cocktails.

 

Americano Soda

 

This cocktail is pungent, aromatic, refreshing and bitter. Perfect for humid afternoons at the Brophy homestead.
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Ingredients
2 oz Cocchi Americano
1-1/2 oz Aperol
Club Soda

 

Simple Steps:
Fill a rocks glass with ice, pour in Cocchi Americano, Aperol, then top off with club soda.

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Snake Plissken

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Do you need to get enough liquid courage to fly a glider into post apocalyptic Manhattan to save the President who may or may not be missing fingers? Looking for the bravery to recover the doomsday device from the autonomous Los Angeles island where criminals are deported?

 

Binny’s spirit and beer specialist Pat Brophy brings you a cocktail named after his personal hero, Snake Plissken. Just don’t tell him Snake Plissken isn’t a real guy.

 

Brophy was looking for a smoky twist on a Manhattan, and after playing around with various mezcals, he fell in love with Corsair’s Triple Smoke. Follow the recipe below,and check out the Vine version here.

 

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2oz Corsair Triple Smoke
1oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Dash Fee Bros Peach Bitters
2 Luxardo Cherries

 

Put 2 cherries in a Manhattan glass, keep it to the side. Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and stir for exactly 30 rotations. Strain into the Manhattan over the cherries.

 


Man Crush

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We love sharing our favorite cocktails. Zenas, a valued employee of our order department, shares his summertime cocktail of choice. The “Man Crush” evolved from what Zenas says “was a lack in sour-liquored summer cocktails.” Curious about the name? Don’t be deceived. Zenas encourages both men AND women to drink this summer cocktail.

 

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2oz Rye Whiskey (Pick your favorite)
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1/2 oz simple syrup
3/4 lemon, juiced
Luxardo Cherry (garnish)

 

   Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a Luxardo Cherry. 



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