Entertain Your Taste Buds This Winter With Drink Recipes From An Expert
Story By Justin Thompson
Drink Notes Provided By Josh Durr
For this season’s drink recipes The Bourbon Review sought help from cocktail expert Josh Durr. We’re not the only ones seeking Durr’s expertise these days. Through his company, Hawthorn Beverage Group, Durr consults some of the fastest growing brands of Bourbon in the world, including Bulleit and Angel’s Envy, on not only developing appropriate cocktails for their products but other alcohol marketing tactics as well.
Recently, Durr took on the task of building the bar and cocktail program at TRUST, a new Lexington, Ky upscale lounge that has spared no expense to ensure its patrons have an unforgettable imbibing experience. The following drinks were recently added to TRUST’s winter cocktail menu and are perfect for entertaining during the holidays.
Gary K Toddy
•1 1/2 ounce Blantons
•1 ounce Clove Syrup
•6 ounces Darjeeling Tea
Glass Type: Toddy/Coffee
Instructions : Put bourbon, syrup, and tea bag in a 6- ounce mug. Top off with hot water and stir until tea is infused well.
Garnish: Lemon Zest
Notes: It has been suggested that the name comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. The term could have been introduced into Scotland by a member of the British East India Company.
•1/12 ounces Bulleit Rye
•1/2 ounce Grade B Maple Syrup
•1/4 ounce Lemon Juice
•1/12 ounces Cider
Glass Type: Collins
Instructions : Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice. Shake well with a Boston shaker. Transfer to a Collins glass.
Garnish: Cinnamon Bark
Notes: Trust Original
BT Milk Punch
•2 ounces AAA Bourbon
•1 cup Whole Milk
•Freshly Grated Nutmeg
•Split Vanilla Bean
Glass Type: Collins/Old Fashioned
Instructions : Pre-Batch & Chill
Garnish: Vanilla Bean
Notes: Milk Punch is one of the more ancient medications in the pharmacopoeia. They drank it in colonial times, they drank it in Boston, they drank it on the Mississippi riverboats, they drank it just about everywhere, right on through the Second World War.