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Oak Barrel Recipes

Recipes for you Home Aging Barrel

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Original Manhattan = 1 liter barrel:

One liter is equal to about 35 ounces; 

  • 19 oz. Bourbon

  • 14 1/2 oz. Vermouth (sweet)

  • 9 dashes (or 1 tsp) Angostura Orange Bitters

Age for 3-4 weeks. This varies with each batch. So, just because the first batch took 4 weeks, the next may be 3 weeks and a couple of days. T


Pour 3 1/2 oz. Aged Manhattan into a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill.
Taste for strength and add water if needed.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with maraschino cherries and perhaps an orange twist

Lemon Ginger Drop, 2-LITER BARREL

  • 2 bottles, plus 3½ oz Vodka

  • 6¾ oz limoncello

  • 6¾ oz ginger liqueur

  • lemon twist (for garnish)

Pour 3 ounces barrel-aged Lemon Ginger Drop into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

Boulevardier, 2-LITER BARREL


  • 1 bottle, plus 8½ oz Bourbon Whiskey

  • 17 oz sweet vermouth

  • 17 oz Campari 

  • Orange peel (for garnish)

Add 3 ounces barrel-aged Boulevardier into a chilled coupe or Old Fashioned glass and fill with ice. Zest an orange peel into the drink, use it for garnish and serve.

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In-person Tastings;

 -- We can schedule a location and time to taste spirits, learn the basics and have an unforgettable night!

Virtual Tastings:

 -- We can schedule a time and date to have a video conference. I will get you the samples (or you), you will need glasses, water, some snacks and coffee grounds. Why? Let's have a tasting event and find out!

How many people do you/we need?

 -- Extrovert? Up to 12, or 6 couples -- too many people can be difficult to manage. 

-- Introvert? Just you and I can have a virtual tasting online with just you and I, or you with a friend, or you with your pet. 


 -- This is an absolute great way to put your phone away for some time and be part of a session where you are going to learn and escape. I can make the event as slow or as silly you would like. 

Contact me to schedule or with any questions.

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