A Customized Sip For Every Guest at Your Backyard Barbeque
Honestly, nobody really expects much in the beverage department at a backyard barbeque - a cooler full of beers, maybe a bottle or 2 for DIY mixers. But hey, maybe you’re the kind of host who likes to take things to the next level and offer cocktails catered to the types of guests you know will be gathering. You’ve gotta know your audience, and these three drinks will be a hit across your spectrum of friends at your next backyard shindig.
For the Fruity Cocktail Sipper - Ole Smoky Peach Whiskey
It’s summer, so you’ve gotta have a fruity cocktail at the party, right? Coming into the shade from the summer heat, there’s nothing better than being handed an icy glass with some berries and fruit slices floating among the cubes. This kind of drink is a crowd pleaser - serve it to your favorite aunt, your best friend’s wife, even your grandpa would likely enjoy the refreshing juiciness of a fruity cocktail on a hot afternoon - bonus points if you pair an infused spirit like Ole Smoky Peach Whiskey with your fruit of choice. Make this peach slam the centerpiece of your BBQ’s beverage scene and keep the people happy.
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 large peach , diced (about 1/2 cup)
3-4 large mint leaves
2 ounces Ole Smoky Peach Whiskey
splash ginger beer or seltzer water , chilled
fresh mint and peach slices , for garnish
Gently muddle peaches, mint leaves, and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon to ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain. Top with ginger beer or seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a peach slice.
For the In Between Sipper - Jay Z’s D'USSE VSOP
Somewhere between the fruity drink sipper and the straight bourbon stalwart lies a middle-ground drinker, a guest who wants sophistication without being stale, a cocktail enthusiast who seeks a little more grounding in their beverage selection, less with the peach slices and more with the smooth, oaky finish. For these guests, we suggest a cognac. Great at room temp, or the rocks or in a simple cocktail, the warmth and sweetness of Jay Z’s D'USSE VSOP cognac make it a great alternative to the harsher flavors of whiskey and tequila. For a no-fuss cognac cocktail, look no further than the D'USSE and Ginger below.
2 ounces Cognac
4 ounces ginger ale
2 dashes bitters
Fill a glass with ice, add Cognac, top with ginger ale and bitters.
For the Straight Bourbon Sipper - Woodford Reserve Morning Wood Double Oaked Barrel Select Bourbon
There are some guests who will only be satisfied with a good, stiff drink. Offer these folks Woodford Reserve Morning Wood Double Oaked Barrel Select Bourbon. With a whiskey this good, you don’t always need to provide a mixer. Elevate this drink by boning up on your whiskey knowledge - know what to do when you guest orders it neat or with water. Nothing wrong with a bourbon cocktail, however. This Boulevardier is a classic recipe, invented in the 1920s but seeing a recent rise in popularity among modern bartenders. Serve this simple but satisfying drink to your more discerning guests.
1 ounce rye or bourbon
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Chill a cocktail glass by filling with ice or putting in freezer for about 5 minutes. Pour the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass 2/3 full of ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.
Whether you’re catering your menu to the chillest for your best buds or the pickiest of your workmates, Cask Cartel has got your bottles covered with a range of products and price points for every get together.
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