The Hot Toddy

One exception to Prohibition’s ban on liquor sales was for “Medical Liquor”. Your doctor could give you the prescription on an approved form, and you would take that prescription to your local pharmacy where the kind pharmacist would sell you a pint of whiskey. Frank Ratcliffe’s favorite cure-all (ESPECIALLY during cold weather) was the Hot Toddy… and we proudly offer his version here.

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The Hot Toddy
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  1. Squeeze the 1/2 Lemon into a glass or ceramic mug. Add the Simple Syrup and Honey; pour about half of the hot water into the mug and stir thoroughly, until the honey is completely dissolved into the water. Pour the Seven Jars Preamble Straight Bourbon Whiskey into the mixture. Drink as soon as possible, while hot.
  2. NOTE: It is important to pour the Whiskey into the drink after the ingredients are all added and mixed thoroughly. The hot water will cause the alcohol in the whiskey to evaporate and escape quicker than you think! You can actually smell the alcohol vapors emanating from the drink while you are waiting for it to cool down - that plus the lemon scent will help clear up any nasal/sinus congestion!

Applerac

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

Made with Seven Jars Apple Pie Whiskey, the Applerac is a flavorful variation on the classic Sazerac that will appeal to a wide variety of tastes. For those who don’t prefer the more spicy, peppery flavor of the Rye in the classic Sazerac, this version will prove to be a welcome change. The cocktail is prepared exactly the same, the only difference is the substitution of the whiskey used.

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  1. Chill a lowball (whiskey) glass in the freezer. Rinse with absinthe, discarding any remaining absinthe; fill with ice. In a stainless shaker, muddle the sugar and bitters (or simply mix if using simple syrup). Add the Seven Jars Apple Pie Whiskey, and strain into the lowball glass, pouring over the ice. Twist the lemon peal over the top of the drink, do not stir! Garnish with the lemon peel or discard as desired

Sazerac

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

Use Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey to create what is TRULY an American classic cocktail that a lot of people have never tried. The Sazerac originated in New Orleans, and the classic Sazerac is unique in that it uses Peychaud’s bitters – you’ll notice otherwise some similarities to an Old Fashioned in this cocktail. These bitters were created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist (who knew pharmacists played such a key role in creating great cocktails!) As an interesting side note, the Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but after a cognac shortage many bartenders switched to the more readily available Rye whiskey. This modification proved so popular that even after cognac became widely available, the spirit of choice for Sazerac remained Rye.

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Sazerac
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  1. Chill a lowball (whiskey) glass in the freezer. Rinse with absinthe, discarding any remaining absinthe; fill with ice. In a stainless shaker, muddle the sugar and bitters (or simply mix if using simple syrup). Add the Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey, and strain into the lowball glass, pouring over the ice. Twist the lemon peal over the top of the drink, do not stir! Garnish with the lemon peel or discard as desired.

Blueberry Mint Julep

Utilizing Preamble Straight Bourbon Whiskey, this variation is colorful and a refreshingly flavored Mint Julep!

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  1. In this instance, the Bootlegger's version is a simple addition - fresh blueberries. Be sure to muddle the mint first with the sugar and water then add the blueberries. The idea is to squeeze the juice from the blueberries but not grind them to a pulp.

Mint Julep

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

Frank and Velma both loved horse racing and any list of “Classic” cocktails in their book would not be complete without this thoroughbred! There are several secrets to the classic Mint Julep that you need to know: First, muddle the mint gently, don’t rip it to shreds. Second, cracked (or even shaved) ice is a must – cubes are a no-no. Finally, if you use sugar cubes, be sure to take the time to meld them thoroughly with the mint before adding the bourbon – you want the sugar fully dissolved!

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Mint Julep (Preamble Straight Bourbon Whiskey)
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  1. In this instance, the Bootlegger's version is a simple addition - fresh blueberries. Be sure to muddle the mint first with the sugar then add the blueberries. The idea is to squeeze the juice from the blueberries but not grind them to a pulp.

Honey Manhattan

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

Honey Manhattan made with Seven Jars Preamble Rye, this variation features honey, the moonshiner’s favorite way to sweeten any cocktail. If you find this recipe too sweet for your palate, try leaving off the Vermouth and just use the Honey to your taste.

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Honey Manhattan
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  1. Combine bitters, honey, water and cherry in a stainless shaker. Muddle, then add ice. Pour Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey and Vermouth over ice and shake. Strain into a martini or lowball glass. Garnish with cherry.

Classic Manhattan (Made with Seven Jars Preamble Rye)

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

Made with Seven Jars Preamble Rye – the true classic Manhattan!

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Manhattan
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  1. Combine bitters, water and cherry in a stainless shaker. Muddle, then add ice. Pour Seven Jars Preamble Rye Whiskey and Vermouth over ice and shake. Strain into a martini or lowball glass. Garnish with cherry.

Frank’s Old Fashioned

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

A simple substitution of Seven Jars Apple Pie Whiskey transforms this classic into a bootlegger’s favorite! Our Apple Pie Whiskey is made from the same mash bill as our Seven Jars Carolina Bourbon, which is STILL in the barrels, and won’t be ready for years. Try a bottle, and you’ll get at least a preview of how great this bourbon will be!)

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Frank's Old Fashioned
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  1. Combine water, simple syrup and bitters in a lowball (whiskey glass. Add ice and stir. Add Seven Jars Preamble Apple Pie Whiskey. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.

Pure Apple Pie

A Seven Jars Special Recipe

This one is about as easy as it gets – enjoy a refreshing “liquid slice” of Apple Pie that will warm you up on a cold winter night!
Enjoy Seven Jars Apple Pie Whiskey over ice with just a couple of garnishments!

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  1. Pour Seven Jars Apple Pie Whiskey over ice; stir to chill. Add cinnamon stick. Garnish with mint sprig.

The Old Fashioned

A Seven Jars Special Recipe


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The Old Fashioned

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  1. Procedure: Combine water, simple syrup and bitters in a lowball (whiskey glass. Add ice and stir. Add Seven Jars Preamble Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.