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Cooper’s Cask Whiskey Barrel Coffee Review

In Food Stuff Reviews by Christelle Lachapelle1 Comment

Disclaimer: A sample of Cooper’s Cask Whiskey Barrel aged coffee was provided to us by Cooper’s Cask for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review their product with no strings attached. Thank you. When the opportunity came up to review Cooper’s Cask Coffee, I couldn’t resist. My love of coffee outshines my love of bourbon (and that’s saying something). I do occasionally mix my two loves in the same cup so I thought this coffee might be perfect for those times when a whisky-laced cup of coffee just isn’t going to fly. Now, I’m not a fan …

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Thankful For Bourbon

In Food by Christelle Lachapelle3 Comments

Thanksgiving is near and if there’s one thing that all all of us are thankful for, it’s bourbon! Whether you are hosting dinner or you are a guest, few things will make you more popular than these bourbon-based recipes! Host With The Most (Bourbon) If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving this year, take heart. I’ve got the whole bourbon-themed menu planned out for you here. Thanksgiving Menu Punch Crimson Bulleit Punch Your Money, My Looks Appetizers Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans Whiskey Wieners Bourbon Pecan Brie Puffed Pastries Side Dishes Bourbon Maple Cardamom Cranberry Compote Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet …

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The Suffering Bastard Cocktail Recipe

In Cocktails by Christelle Lachapelle1 Comment

A Hangover Cure?

The Suffering Bastard is a cocktail with a history. It was originally named The Suffering Bar Steward according to the legend and was created as a hangover cure. I think it’s more likely to cause one than to cure one, but you may find it has medicinal properties.

There are a number versions of the recipe. Some newer recipes use rum, but the original called for bourbon… and gin. This is a potent cocktail, so partake with caution!

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A Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Cocktail for National Liqueur Day

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Happy National Liqueur Day! Maybe you’re thinking, “I’m a bourbon drinker! Liqueur is not my style.” I’d ask you to give this cocktail a try. There is, after all, chocolate involved. And I promise it’s not too sweet. I used Old Weller Antique for the bourbon and I made my own Chocolate Liqueur which was very easy to make. If you don’t feel like making your own or are looking for instant gratification you could substitute your favorite brand of chocolate liqueur.  Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Cocktail 2 oz. Old Weller Antique 1/2 oz Chocolate liqueur 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir together in …

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Bourbon Cocktails In 1964

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1964 was an interesting year for Americans. Lyndon B. Johnson was the president, millions of people attended the mid-century marvel, the New York Worlds Fair, and Bourbon was legally declared “a distinctive product of the United States”. This was big news and cemented Bourbon’s status years later as “America’s Native Spirit”. Americans in the mid-60s had fully embraced cocktail culture and over-the-top home entertaining was in style. The Southern Comfort “Barmate” publication, distributed with the November 1964 issue of Playboy, is a fine example of the recipes of the time. Although it’s a booklet made to introduce people to this …