A gentleman always appreciates a good drink. And today is a day that has kept many a gentleman away from work due to snow. And it seems as if even more gentlemen may see snow (in the Mid-Atlantic) this evening.
What to do when the weather turns cold in early March? Enjoy a fine, warming bourbon, of course. Nothing warms the body (and soul) of a gentleman quite like a good bourbon. The cold weather may call for straight bourbon, no mixing. That way, you get the warmth of the burn and no “sugar-coating.”
Nevertheless, a good Old-Fashioned Cocktail could also do the trick.
I make mine like this: Take one orange slice and place in the bottom of an Old-Fashioned glass. Top with a sugar cube or small spoon of sugar. Splash with water or sprite (if you like it sweet). Muddle with a spoon. Top with crushed ice to fill the glass. Add 1.5 oz. of your favorite bourbon. Mix. Top off with Sprite or water based on your preference. Add a cherry and a slice of lime. Enjoy!
If you’re at home all day with nothing else to do but read enlightening blogs, it may be more fun after a couple of Old-Fashioneds.
Now, if you’re new to bourbon or just want to expand your options, our friends over at Bourbon and Banter have a great review of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. They’ve got lots of other good stuff, too.
So, have a great snow, slush, rain, cold — whatever day. And enjoy some bourbon while you’re at it.