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August 25 National Whiskey Sour Day

 

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Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar. Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.

The Whiskey Sour has withstood the test of time!

An 1870 Wisconsin newspaper has the world’s oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour.

After opening, a bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.

A unopened bottle of whiskey can be kept for over 100 years and will still be good to drink.

NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Whiskey Sour Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

THE RECIPES

An option to the traditional whiskey sour is the Boston sour which is made by adding a dash of egg white to the recipe. Another variant is the Ward 8. The Ward 8 is based with either Bourbon or rye whiskey with both lemon and orange juices added along with grenadine syrup for the sweetener.

 

 

July 27 – National Scotch Day

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We look across the pond for today’s food holiday. The Scots have been making whiskies since at least the 15th century, and it’s that tradition we celebrate today: Happy National Scotch Day!

Scotch whisky (generally not “whiskey”; Scotch and Canadian whiskies tend to be spelled without the “e”, while Irish and most American whiskeys use it) by law must be distilled and aged in Scotland from malted barley and, sometimes, other grains. If it’s made with just malted barley and water and bottled as whisky from one distillery, it’s one of the famous “single malt” Scotch whiskies. If a Scotch is made with other grain, it’s referred to as “single grain.” There are also blended Scotches – such as the top-selling Johnnie Walker – that use whiskies from multiple distillers.

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National Kahlua Day 2014

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I LOVE KAHLUA!!!  But as I am writing this I see an empty bottle in the trash. Sad face.

Thursday, February 27th is National Kahlua Day

Celebrate the day with a great treat – add to your favorite cheesecake or serve over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Tiramisu anymore?

Cocktails

Kahlua + Vodka = Black Russian

Kahlua + Vodka + cream = White Russian

Kahlua + Vodka + coffee = Kahlua Martini

Kahlua + vodka + espresso = Espresso Martini

But now for my personal favorite…

Roasted Apple,1.5 oz Vodka, 1 oz Kahula, Fill pint glass with Stella Artois Cidre

From Wikipedia:  Kahlúa is a Mexican coffee-flavored rum-based liqueur. It is dense and sweet, with the distinct taste of coffee, from which it is made. Kahlúa also contains sugar, corn syrup and vanilla bean. Pedro Domecq began producing Kahlúa in 1936. It was named Kahlúa, meaning “House of the Acolhua people” in the Veracruz Nahuatl language spoken before the Spanish Conquest.