Boardwalk Empire Premiere Inspired Prohibition-Era Cocktails

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I received an email from our friends over at Campari featuring some prohibition-era cocktails inspired by the upcoming Boardwalk Empire Premiere on HBO. I’ve seen the show a few times and enjoyed it but I don’t have HBO at this time so I’ll be missing the premiere. That doesn’t mean though that I won’t give one or two of these cocktail recipes a try. Let us know if you try them out and make sure to tell us which one was your favorite.

Boardwalk Empire Premiere

Old Pal
Created by Cocktail Enthusiast

1 1/2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
3/4 oz. Campari

Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

The 18th Amendment
Created by Goran Remes of The Rye House

1 oz. Wild Turkey 101
3/4 oz. Wild Turkey 81 Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. Maple Syrup

Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and serve in a high ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Whiskey Barrel Punch
Created by Marcos Tello, Left Coast Libations

2 ½ oz. Super fine sugar
8 oz. Lemon juice
4 ½ oz. Small Hand Foods Grenadine
1/2 Bottle Russell Reserve Rye 6 Year
4 Dashes Angostura bitters

Top with sparkling wine or Champagne

Dushan Zaric, Employees Only and Macao Trading Co.

1 oz Campari®
1 oz Wild Turkey 81 Rye Whiskey
¾ oz Ruby Port
5 drops of Orange Blossom Water
2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Stir all ingredients, except orange blossom water, in a mixing glass briefly. Add 5 drops orange blossom water over ice in rocks glass. Strain liquid in mixing glass into rocks glass. Garnish with ground cinnamon and an orange half-wheel.

The 21st Amendment

1 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
0.5 oz. Peach Liqueur
3 Dash Bitters

Mix bourbon, peach liqueur and bitters in champagne goblet and top off with champagne

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Patrick "Pops" Garrett

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Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.

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