Yesterday I gave one of my dearest friends her first lessons in whiskey, which is one of my favourite things to do. Picked up a bottle Knob Creek Rye and some Bulleit Bourbon

I started her with some classic Rye and Bourbon cocktails: 

We also stocked her bar with the basics, some Angostura & Hella Bitters, Filthy Cherries, vermouth, Chartreuse, proper glasses, and some basic barware. It was a smashing success and whiskey has a new fan. 


Another variation on the Old Fashioned, I’m calling it the Whiskey Garden, because I’m terrible at naming things it seems. 

Add ice and stir to combine. It’s a bit too sweet for my tastes, but the simple aesthetic of sipping this in the spring is worth a glass every now and again. Neither of the flowers over power each other and it’s smooth as silk, I’m still working on a garnish for this as it was a bit last minute. If anything should be whiskey in a tea cup, it would be this. 

Cheers, I hope your Monday didn’t suck. If it did, remember, whiskey helps. Whiskey always helps.