Tag Archives: Bourbon

Smoked Pecan Old Fashioned

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! This cocktail is perfect as a digestif with friends after a huge meal. Easy to make at home but incredibly impressive, don’t forget to properly stock your bar ahead of the holidays!

• 2 oz Woodford Reserve
• .25 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat Syrup
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Spiced Cocoa Tea Bitters
• Applewood chips, blowtorch & cloche, for smoking

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine bitters, syrup and bourbon. Stir until well chilled, and strain into a rocks glass over one large rock. Place on a flat board, and torch applewood chips until embers are lit. Cover with cloche for one minute, removing just prior to serving to release aromas and smoke.

Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch

A signature of our Fall Favorites cocktail class, our Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch is a riff on the classic New Orleans milk punch utilizing Sweet Potato Syrup as opposed to simple syrup or sugar. Our Sweet Potato Syrup is the PERFECT alternative to Pumpkin Spice.

Seasonal Bourbon Milk Punch
3 oz “Magic” (recipe below)
2 oz Bourbon (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality bourbon will do)
1 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters OR El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
Whole nutmeg or powdered sugar, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour magic, bourbon, bitters of choice & syrup. Shake until well chilled, and strain into a lowball glass over ice. Garnish with powdered sugar OR freshly grated nutmeg if desired.

Magic
2 cups 2% milk
.5 cups Half & half
.5 cups Powdered sugar
1 tsp whole ground vanilla bean pods (or 1 tbs quality vanilla extract)

To make Magic, combine milk, half & half and powdered sugar in a clean, empty 750 mL liquor bottle or beverage decanter with a cap. Add vanilla bean pods and seal, shaking vigorously to combine. Refrigerate remaining liquid for up to 3 days.

El Guapo Old Fashioned

Arnaud’s Restaurant in the French Quarter has been a New Orleans fixture since 1918. This cocktail was created by beloved local bartender Chris Hannah, who famously helmed the Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for thirteen years.

El Guapo® Old Fashioned (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
.25 oz El Guapo® Creole Orgeat
.25 oz Amaro Meletti
• 2 generous dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
2 oz Jim Beam
• Large ice cube 
• Orange twist & rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine Jim Beam, amaro, orgeat and bitters. Stir until well chilled and strain into a lowball or coupe over a large ice cube before garnishing with an orange twist & rosemary sprig.

Evangeline, Stirred

Created by Nick Dietrich, one of New Orleans’ most esteemed bartenders, this re-imagined Old Fashioned is where Louisiana meet Kentucky.

Evangeline, Stirred (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
• 2 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
• .25 oz Poirier’s cane syrup

• 2 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• Large ice cube
• Orange peel, for garnish

In a double old-fashioned glass, combine bourbon, cane syrup and bitters. Stir using a large cube ice. Garnish with an orange peel & serve.

Jill Rose Cocktail

Jill Rose Cocktail (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• 1.5 oz Bourbon
• .75 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose Cordial
• .5 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
• Lime wheel, for garnish

In a shaker over ice, pour Bourbon, rose cordial, lime juice and bitters. Shake vigorously and strain into coupe. Garnish with lime wheel if desired.

Creole Christmas Cocktail

Great for parties and home gatherings, watch us whip one up!

Creole Christmas Cocktail (2017 Featured Holiday Cocktail)
1 oz Vodka (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality vodka will do)
2 oz Bourbon (we used Thirteenth Colony, but any quality bourbon will do)
1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz El Guapo® Candy Cane Syrup
Splash of cranberry juice
Fresh cranberry skewers & sprigs of rosemary for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, bourbon, lime juice and candy cane syrup. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a clean martini glass, top with a splash of cranberry juice & garnishing with fresh cranberry skewers and rosemary springs.