To Liquor with Love

Fuck Valentine’s day amirite. I mean aside from whatever new emotional Drake v-day card the internet has to share with us or bulk discounts on fancy chocolate, who really needs to waste their time waiting around for that annual bouquet of roses from the boo?

So alas we have alcohol, God’s gift to man that allows this vexed holiday to reign on supreme each year for the less fortunate in this game called love. Throw a blush accent on that bih and wah-lah! who said you weren’t being festive?

Here's two quick n' simply whiskey cocktails to whip up this weekend. Sip to the pace of Beyonce on repeat.

Plum Ginger Whiskey Sour


1.5 oz whiskey
1 oz plum syrup
.25 oz lemon juice
.25 oz ginger juice
One egg white
Fresh plum slices
Candied ginger


1. Combine all ingredients without ice so that the egg white will emulsify.

2. Add ice to shaker and re-shake so that the drink is chilled.

3. Strain over one cube in a rocks glass and garnish with candied ginger and plum slice.



Sparkling Whiskey with Lavender Bitters


4 oz of sparkling rosé
1.5 oz whiskey
.5 oz lavender bitters (or lavender mixer of choice)
*simple syrup optional


1. Combine whiskey and bitters in shaker.

2. Pour into glass, and then top with rosé.

3. Garnish with lavender sprig. 

Sweet & Spicy Summer Shandy

Often, desperate times calls for desperate measures. But let's be real - out of said desperate measures often comes that janky stroke of genius, worthy enough to share with the world. Like this drink we threw together in the mountains last week. Out of mild unpreparedness, general lack of ingredients, and genuine need of a drink, we scavenged what we could to make a surprisingly successful summertime beer cocktail.


2 cans Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
2 travel-sized Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
2 fresh oranges


1. Squeeze orange juice in the glasses, respectively. Save a few slices for the garnish.

2. Next pour your desired amount of Fireball.

3. Add Shandy, finish with orange slice garnish.

Ch Ch Ch Cherry (bomb) Soaked Bourbon

The first time we did this recipe, we took a sip of the final product and thought to ourselves: Why have we never done this before?  Yes, cherry soaked bourbon, or bourbon soaked cherries, is so delicious that the idea of even adding a mixer seems upsetting. Bonus(!) is that you get those nice booze soaked cherries too- versatile, delicious, but still a little tart (that glass of diet coke just got a lot more exciting ).  

As summer comes to a close, the easiest way to find cherries is in the frozen foods aisle.  Not so bad though, considering they're already pitted. Be sure to not use Moschino cherries, as those have already lost their stiff texture and often come with added sugar.

As far as bourbon is concerned, we recommend to steer clear of those bottom shelf brands. Even though the bourbon is being infused with the sweet and tangy cherry flavors, having a smoother starting point will pay off in the end. Yet, we know what it's like to be on a budget, so sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do (we're lookin' at you, Jim Beam).

The process is so simple, so quick, and so so tasty. Enjoy! 


1 bottle of bourbon whiskey (you're choice, we chose to use Marker's Mark)
About 1 to 2 cups of pitted cherries
Honey, or an alternative sweetener, to taste




1. Pour the bourbon into a sauce pan with your sugar of choice, to dilute the mixture. You don't need to keep a boil, just enough heat to combine the elements. 

2. Place the cherries in an airtight container, such as a mason jar. 

3. Pour the bourbon mixture over the cherries. 

4. Close the container, and then wait anywhere from 10 to 24 hours before enjoying your bourbon. However, the longer it marinates the better, so even a few days would be good.