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Last Call: St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hello revelers, this is the last call on St. Patrick’s Day cocktails to help you thoroughly enjoy celebrating everything Irish (even if you’re not Irish) for the next 24 hours. We had so many amazing St. Patrick’s Day cocktails to share, we had to do a third highlight of even more of these wonderful drink recipes.

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We bring you more cocktails from Midori Melon Liqueur, Roca Patron Silver Tequila, and a delectable Basil Hayden’s Bourbon cocktail created by San Francisco Bartial Artist, Zachary Brian Taylor, and a refreshing cucumber drink from Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin. If you’re ready to dive in one more time, may we present to you the following five cocktails.

Midori Emerald Daiquiri

Midori Emerald Daiquiri

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
Juice of 1 Lime
Melon Balls or Lime Wheels
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with an optional sugared rim. Garnish with a melon ball and/or lime wheel on the rim.

Basil Hayden’s Lucky Ginger Created by Zachary Brian Taylor

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1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
3/4 parts Lemon Juice
1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup*
1 spring of Rosemary
Ginger Beer
Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice, and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish. Add ice to shaker and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.

*Brown Sugar Syrup
1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar
Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water. Pour into an empty container and set aside.

Midori Green Eyed Ginger

Midori Green Eyed Ginger

1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
2 parts Ginger Ale
Lemon Wheel
Lime Wheel
Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon & lime half moon wheel on the rim.

Basil Lime Margarita

Basil Lime Margarita
2 oz Roca Patrón Silver
1 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
4 basil leaves, 1 for garnish
Lime wheel, for garnish
Kosher salt, for glass rim
Combine liquid ingredients and three basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and basil leaf.

NOLET’S Silver Cucumber Gimlet

NOLET'S Cucumber Gimlet
1.25 oz. Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Dash Celery Bitters
Cucumber + Basil
In a mixing glass, muddle cucumber and basil with syrup and lime juice. Add Nolet’s Silver, celery bitters and ice. Shake well and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with a long slice of cucumber and fresh basil leaf.

Now that we’ve shared sixteen wonderful St. Patrick’s Day cocktails with you, we think you’re ready to really enjoy the day deliciously. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and be safe.

Long, Hot Summer? Cool Down with a Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Popsicle

Yesterday was a very hot day. Before the rains came down and saved us all from melting, our lips were practically glued to bottles of water. While water did help keep us hydrated, we needed much more to cool down. One of our favorite frozen treats to help us stay cool and happy on those scorching summer days are Popsicles. We have enjoyed quite a few this summer and are always on the lookout for new, fun recipes to try. While Popsicles are always fun for kids of all ages, we’re concentrating on ones for the 21-and-over crowd. We came across two Popsicle recipes created by Molecular Mixologist, Rob Floyd – Basil Hayden’s® Berry American Popsicle and Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Chocolate Popsicle, that are sure to be a hit during these sweltering summer days. They’re frozen cocktails on a stick – what could be better! Are you ready to enjoy a Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Popsicle this summer?
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Whether you’re at the pool, relaxing on your back/front porch, or entertaining friends, these Basil Hayden’s Bourbon popsicles will make great summer treats. the perfect snack to cool you down from the heat the best way we know how – with bourbon! The recipes, which are made with Basil Hayden’s trademark spicy bourbon and delicious fruit or decadent chocolate, are very easy to make and we’re sharing them with you today.

Basil Hayden’s® Berry American

7 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 1/2 parts Elderflower Syrup
2 parts Water
2 parts Fresh Lime Juice
4-5 Strawberries, medium size
12 Blueberries
Poke a hole in each blueberry and soak in 4 parts of bourbon for 30 minutes. Set aside.
Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
Add fresh lime juice, Elderflower syrup, remaining bourbon and water to the cocktail shaker and shake hard.
Add to the popsicle molds.
Add three bourbon-soaked blueberries to each mold and freeze.

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Chocolate

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
16 parts Low Fat Milk
1 1/2 parts Unsweetened Chocolate
1 1/2 parts Sugar
1 bar of Dark Chocolate (4 oz bar)
4-5 dashes of Chipotle Chili Pepper
In a saucepan over low heat, combine milk, unsweetened chocolate, sugar and dark chocolate.
Warm, and stir continuously until all ingredients are combined (Do not boil).
Remove from heat and let cool.
Add bourbon and chipotle chili pepper and stir.
Add to popsicle mold and freeze.

Are your mouths watering yet? Why not try one or both of these delicious Popsicle recipes this summer  as temperatures continue to rise, you’ll thank us for it.

Your Taxes are Done, Celebrate w/ this Refreshing Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon Cocktail

It’s officially here, April 15th aka Tax Day. After probably stressing out over getting your taxes done, wondering whether or not you owe or getting a refund, you may need a cocktail. This cocktail can be used to celebrate a refund, drown your sorrows if you owe the government or to just celebrate surviving yet another Tax Day. One great cocktail to turn to is the Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice, created by Marie Zahn and made with Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon. The American-made, Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice, is a modern twist on two classic bourbon cocktails that have been around longer than Tax Day itself. The cocktail combines the spicy, trademark finish of Basil Hayden’s Bourbon with sweet honey syrup, tangy raspberry vinegar and tart grapefruit juice to make the perfect cocktail to end the dreaded tax season.

Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice,
created by Marie Zahn (Louisville, KY)

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey Syrup*
1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir. Top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.


*Honey Syrup Preparation:
1 cup Honey
1 cup Water
In a small saucepan, heat the honey and water.
Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.

So whether you get a refund or not, just celebrate the fact that this day is almost over. Cheers!