Sunday Sippin’: Elijah Craig Kentucky Buck

Buck up your bourbon game with this special Bourbon Heritage Month cocktail!

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2 oz Elijah Craig Bourbon
¾ oz Simple Syrup
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz Ginger Beer
2 Strawberries
Lime Wedge

In a mixing glass, gently muddle strawberries and lime juice. Add Elijah Craig and simple syrup, shake with ice until well chilled. Strain cocktail over ice in a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime wedge.

 

 


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Wine Wanderlust: Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill is the result of owners Reydon and Roger Weiss visiting the area in 2001 and falling in love with it. Together they envisioned creating a state-of-the-art winery that produced world class wines. The first plantings were made in 2003 and their first vintage in 2008. Cooled by nearby Pacific Ocean sea breezes – the winery is as coastal as you can get – and warmed by long sunshine hours and low rainfall, the wines show wonderful purity and elegance, rich concentration, and a lively acidity. The grapes are 100% hand-picked and 100% sustainably farmed. Walking around the winery you immediately get the impression that every detail has to be just right. Try their Sauvignon Blanc here.

Vineyards at Elephant Hill

BAVARIAN BITES & BEER

GettyImages-831330074.jpgWhether you’ve got that 4% German in your blood (thanks, Ancestry.com) or you’re a full blown Bavarian, there’s no denying how delicious the food of Deutschland is. But what are all the rich, mustardy treats of Oktoberfest without the beer? That’s kind of the whole point, isn’t it?

Here are four staples – and the eats to pair with them. Das Boot is optional, but your Schnitzel might taste better when drinking from it. Continue reading

Sunday Sippin’: Larceny Forbidden Sour

Larceny Bourbon is both delicate and bold at the same time. A nose of cherry, corn, oak and spice carries through a palate that adds molasses and a touch of citrus to the mix. It’s great for sipping neat, but makes for a really great cocktail as well. Try it in a Larceny Forbidden Sour.

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1 oz Larceny Bourbon

1 oz Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lemon Juice
Lemon Wedge

Combine all liquid ingredients in a mixing tin. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Fill a rocks glass with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

 


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Finally! Oktoberfest is here.

As summer turns to autumn (well, a hotter version of autumn that we call fall in Florida), preferences go from pilsners and weissbier to something a little more  bold… a little more German.  As we celebrate the first day of the beeriest time of the year, the search for brews that warm us up, just as the temperature begins to fall slightly, begins. But at ABC, your search for those beloved fall amber lagers known as Oktoberfestbier ends with a pleasant “gulp.”

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But first a little history:

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