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Smoking Gun Cocktail

Smoking Gun Cocktail

Aaron Pollack, the bar manager of The Dawson’s in Chicago created the Smoking Pistol Cocktail. We modified the drink to fit our tastes and call it the Smoking Gun Cocktail.    The smoking gun cocktail is a cross between two classics the Rob Roy and the Vieux...
Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail is one of my favorite whiskey cocktails. The simple yet potent cocktail is one of the, if not the oldest cocktails in the United States. The mystery, intrigue, and sophistication of the cocktail will make a Teetotaler curious. There are a couple...
Rye and Coffee Brisket

Rye and Coffee Brisket

Barbecue is a staple of Texas Cuisine and the king of the cuisine is Brisket! It is how a judge the quality of a BBQ joint, it is the cut of meat we all want to master, some have, and some of us are still trying. We fall in the latter, but through years of attempts,...
Balcones Rye Manhattan

Balcones Rye Manhattan

The truth is no one knows who or where the Manhattan Cocktail was invented. In truth, it does not matter. I want to share the Balcones Rye Manhattan with you. I do feel some history is appropriate. The Manhattan Cocktail According to Wikipedia, a popular history...
Balcones Rye Glazed Turkey

Balcones Rye Glazed Turkey

Turkey can be tough to cook. Use our Balcones Rye Glazed Turkey recipe and be the king of Thanksgiving. We used a 4 lb turkey breast, but increase the ingredients and it works for a full turkey.   The recipe is simple but requires some planning. Depending on the size...
Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog

We have all been there the day after a bit of overindulgence that we are willing to try about any cure available to make the pain go away. While most reach for the ibuprofen and water, some prefer the hair of the dog. The expression the hair of the dog, for an...