Our Cocktail Philosophy

Have you ever purchased a cocktail book only to be infuriated by the ridiculousness of the beverages themselves? It seems like the cocktails are often each accompanied by an obscure list of ingredients that are expensive and difficult to track down. That's always bothered us, so when we custom create a craft cocktail for each episode of 50 States of Whiskey, we make them easy to make, we use a set list of ingredients across all cocktails (so you don't have to buy something new for each), and they are delicious. They taste so good because our craft cocktails are made to emphasize the spirits, not mask them. We believe that all good cocktails have four ingredients that are backed up by a long history of drinking. A craft cocktail needs:
1. Spirits (preferably whiskey)
2. Water (this can mean ice)
3. Sugar (this can be a fruit or a liqueur)
4. Bitters (there are so many bitters to choose from)

Do you want to make incredible whiskey cocktails for any occasion? Well, you've come to the right place.

The Blonde Booze Hound

We created this cocktail for Jamie and Ben at Lyon Distilling.

1 Ounce Make Unaged Whiskey
1 Ounce Sailors Reserve Aged Rum
Juice from Half a Lime
2 Ounces Pineapple Juice
1 Tsp Demerara Sugar
1/2 Ounce Benedictine
Shake & Strain
Garnish with Bitters

Check out our full episode featuring the Blonde Booze Hound and Lyon Distilling here.

The Ward Boss

We created this cocktail for Koval Distillery.

Fill a Glass with Ice
1.5 Oz Koval Four Grain Bourbon
1 Oz Benedictine
Squeeze 1/4 Lemon
1 Oz Orgeat
Garnish with a Couple Drops of Mint Bitters

Check out our full episode featuring the Ward Boss, Koval Distillery, and FEW Spirits here.