September 4, 2005

Cocktail Recipes from Ardent Spirits

Gary and Mardee Regan are self-confessed "spirits and cocktail freaks" who take their liquor very seriously. And after checking out their wealth of magazine articles and books to their names, as well as their Ardent Spirits website, I'd have to agree with them. After browsing the recipes on their site, many of which are reader-submitted, I found that many of them included too many ingredients for my personal taste and level of laziness, but they all looked tasty and worth a try.

Selected Bibliography:
The Joy of Mixologyby Gary Regan
Bartender's Best Friendby Mardee Regan
New Classic Cocktailsby Gary and Mardee Regan

Selected Recipe
Bourbon-Mint Iced Tea
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 ounce Branca Menta
  • 3/4 ounce Maker's Mark bourbon
  • 5 ounces cold brewed tea
  • 1 lemon wheel, for garnish
  • 1 mint sprig, for garnish
Shake all ingredients except for the tea, and strain into a large glass filled with ice. Top with brewed ice tea.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 4, 2005 1:26 PM
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