Hot Cider Punch (Drink Recipe)

 How to make a Hot Cider Punch A delicious treat for the holidays. In a hot-drink glass Put three lumps of sugar The juice of one-fourth of a lemon Three cloves Fill up with hot cider Stir Add a slice of lemon and a little grated nutmeg  From the book MODERN AMERICAN DRINKS 1895 Reprint: How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks  Available on Amazon

How to Make a Bumbo (Cocktail Recipe)

 A Bumbo is basically a Grog with a little added flavor.  Directions In a cocktail shaker add  2 oz of dark rum  1 oz of water  2 sugar cubes  Sprinkle to taste cinnamon or nutmeg  Mix in a shaker and serve over ice   View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Grapes and Grains (@thegrapesandgrains)

History of Bourbon

Being a whiskey drinker, and since moving to Ireland, I have been asked a few times about the differences between a bourbon and a whiskey. So, I dug this old article up I wrote on the subject of bourbon. Bourbon is an American Whiskey that can trace its roots back to the early settlers of the country, who brought whiskey recipes with them and made it their own using products more easily grown locally. The state of Kentucky produces most of the bourbon sold in this country, although there are a couple of distilleries outside of Kentucky that brew bourbon. Origin Whiskey can trace its roots all the way back to the Moors’ migration into Western Europe. Yet, bourbon is a relatively recent revision to the variations of whiskey. It is commonly believed that settlers in Pennsylvania are the origins of bourbon brewing using rye as its primary ingredient in making a whiskey or whisky, depending on spelling preference. It wasn’t until whiskey brewing moved to Kentucky that corn began to be

Classic Champagne Cocktail (Drink Recipe)

This is a great easy to make a cocktail that looks good, tastes great, and is perfect for that celebration.    Ingredients  1 sugar cube  2 dashes bitters   3/4 oz brandy or sherry   enough champagne to fill the glass Directions Place the sugar cube onto a spoon and add the bitters Drop the soaked sugar cube into a champagne flute and add the brandy or sherry Top up the glass with champagne  Serve   View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Grapes and Grains (@thegrapesandgrains)

How to Make a Hot Whiskey Cider (Drink Recipe)

 This hot whiskey cider recipe is great for the cold winter months around the holidays. Directions Heat 1 cup cider  Add spoon of honey to glass  Poor 2oz whiskey in glass  Slice some lime  Add cloves to lime  Add hot cider to glass  Finish with lime slice

NIO Cocktails Tasting

In this video, this handsome couple orders some instant cocktails in the mail. "Needs Ice Only," the packaging says, so let's find out.       Ordered from   Note: Available in the UK only.

Mulled Ale - English Style (Drink Recipe)

 How to make the classic cocktail English Style Mulled Ale For each glass take the yolk of one egg,  Add half a tablespoonful fine sugar And one tablespoonful cream or milk Beat until quite smooth Heat your ale until quite hot, but not boiling Mix in the above preparation And grate a little nutmeg on to