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Weekend Project: A Boozy Hot Fudge Milkshake Of Dreams

Milkshakes aren’t usually the best choice for a winter drink, but when you add some belly-warming bourbon and hot fudge, it suddenly becomes the perfect December treat. Cheers! [How Sweet It Is]

Weekend Project: DIY Apple-Vanilla Bourbon

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This recipe for apple-vanilla bourbon instantly made my mouth water, and the best part? It’s the easiest recipe ever. Three ingredients, three steps: cube the apple, split the vanilla bean, combine with bourbon, done. It needs to steep for 5-7 days, so pour yourself a shot of regular bourbon now, and enjoy the fruits of your labor next weekend. Should be well worth the wait! [via There Will Be Bourbon]

5 Ways To Drink Bourbon

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My first bourbon experience was at a dark bar in New Orleans, where I ordered “bourbon, on the rocks” because I thought it would make me sound cool. I took one sip and started retching, so the bartender put a sympathetic shot of cola in my glass. “Try it like this,” he said, and I did, and started coughing and retching again. “Maybe a little more…” he said, and we continued on like this until finally he just gave me a Coke on the rocks. My dreams of being cool died that day, but now that I’m older and wiser I’d like to try this whole bourbon thing again.

I asked my friends Patrick and Rachel, who run ThereWillBeBourbon.net, to compile a list of ways to enjoy this classic spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned sipper or a bourbon newbie like me, there’s sure to be a suggestion for you (the bourbon chocolate chip cookies sound like just my style). Read on for imbibing inspiration (recipes included!)…

Bourbon Built For Sipping And Swinging

I’m a vegetarian who hates drinking beer. To compensate and not come off like a total girly-girl, I’ve cultivated a taste for whiskey. I used to be a Maker’s Mark devotee, but in recent years, it’s given me nasty hangovers, so I’ve switched up my bourbon game. Now I’m crushing hard on Basil Hayden. Its rye-rich blend has notes of tea and peppermint, plus hints of vanilla. It goes down smoother that most other bourbons, making it dangerously easy to drink and enjoy.

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