As Labor Day arrives it brings along with it summer’s last hurrah–the last long weekend of the season and the last chance to soak up the sunny and lazy afternoons that accompany summer BBQs. This year, make summer last forever with a delicious Chivas Regal Endless Summer cocktail. With refreshing muddled cucumber, lime and ginger beer, the Endless Summer is the perfect cocktail to pair with your end of summer celebrations.
- 2 parts Chivas Regal 12
- Muddled Cucumber Slices
- .5 part Lime
- .5 part Simple Syrup
- Top with Ginger Beer
Shake and strain all ingredients except ginger beer over ice. Top with ginger beer.
Enjoy and have a safe holiday weekend!
While I am a big fan of summer and will never admit to rushing the beginning of fall, I do have to admit that I am ready for football season. As much as I love spending Sunday’s out in the sun, there is something truly wonderful about Sundays spent drinking and eating on the couch rooting for your favorite team (or fantasy football roster).
This 2014-2015 football season North American Whisky brand J.P. Wiser’s® announced it will be the Official Spirits Sponsor of ESPN Fantasy Football. Produced at the Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor, Ontario, J.P. Wiser’s is the best-selling whisky family in Canada. It draws everyone from whisky drinkers to seasoned whisky enthusiasts with its unique portfolio including J.P. Wiser’s Rye, J.P. Wiser’s Spiced, and J.P. Wiser’s 18 Years Old. J.P. Wiser’s Rye, in particular, is a smooth, approachable and versatile whisky that tastes great neat, but also pairs well with mixers , such as cola or ginger beer.
I’ll toast to J.P. Wiser’s and Fantasy Football with a Spiced Apple and Ginger
- 1 part J.P. Wiser’s® Spiced Whisky
- 3 parts apple juice
- 3 parts ginger ale
Build all ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime zest.
It seems as though every day this summer has been celebrating another food or beverage, and I for one am okay with this, as it gives me a wonderful excuse to honor these foods and beverages I don’t typically indulge in. Today we celebrate the delicious, carbonated and sweet Root Beer Float!
To make this holiday a little more festive – I’m going to share some adult versions of the Root Beer Float we all know and love:
Mama’s Old Time Pop: This cocktail may seem like a simple spiked root beer, but Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut liqueur adds a sweet new spin, sure to be like no root beer you’ve tried before!
- 1 parts Mama Walker’s Glazed Donut
- 4 parts Root Beer
Build in a glass over ice
Another sweet and boozy spiked Root Beer float:
- 1 part Hiram Walker® Root Beer Schnapps
- 2 parts Milk or Cream
- 4 parts Lemon-lime Soda
Combine ingredients in a blender with ice. Blend until smooth.