Basil & Salt’s Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

August 2017 by Michael Pendley You would be hard pressed to find a more traditional Southern classic dessert than the pecan pie. Around here, we like to add a splash of bourbon to our recipe for extra flavor. So why not combine a classic dessert with a classic cocktail? Meet the Pecan Pie Old Fashioned, a perfect late summer evening sipping cocktail. The drink starts … Continue reading Basil & Salt’s Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

August 2017 by Michael Pendley       Lincoln Henderson spent a lifetime in the distilling industry. The man knew whiskey. During his nearly 40-year tenure at Brown-Forman, Lincoln oversaw the development of Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. As Master Distiller, he oversaw countless barrels of whiskey from mash to bottle. When Lincoln retired from Brown-Forman in 2004, making whiskey was still on his mind. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

Six Splendid Tequila Cocktails

Celebrate the best part of what summer has to offer with National Tequila Day. Because great tequila is for more than just margaritas, VIVA XXXII Tequila collaborated with top mixologists from NYC and LA for their signature cocktails. Bringing a premium sipping tequila to the market at an attainable price point, VIVA XXXII contains two varietals: a Joven and a Reposado. The Joven ($40) is an estate grown 100% blue agave … Continue reading Six Splendid Tequila Cocktails

Grilled Strawberry Lime Margarita

Enhance a classic margarita with the flavors of grilled strawberries and a squeeze of grilled lime. Are you ready for barbecue season? Change things up a bit this year and add a different flavor to your tequila cocktails. The team at Kenyon has developed a festive grilled strawberry lime margarita recipe that will be sure to impress your friends and neighbors at your next backyard cookout.   … Continue reading Grilled Strawberry Lime Margarita

5 Sexy Tequila-Based Cocktails for Spring

Where are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? It lands on a Friday this year which gives us even more of a reason to enjoy a refreshing tequila-based cocktail! Say “salud” this May 5th like a true Southern Californian and celebrate with a drink (or two). Whether you’re looking to spice things up, get a little fruity or stick to the classic, these 5 San Diego … Continue reading 5 Sexy Tequila-Based Cocktails for Spring