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friday at five : amontillado sherry hot toddy


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Serves 4
Bring to a boil:

  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 1 Lemon rind zested
  • Cayenne – pinch
  • 1/4  cup Sugar – add a little more or less depending on how sweet you like it

Reduce heat to a simmer and add the booze:

  • 2 shots Alvear Amontillado Sherry
  • 2 shots Ballentine’s Whiskey

Turn element off and serve in classy tea cups.  Add a tarragon leaf – one in each cup.

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strawberry moonshine julep : friday at five

An ideal summer afternoon tipple. I think it tastes better in a mason jar.


  • 2 large ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 leaves fresh mint
  • 2 oz. moonshine or white whiskey, like Original Moonshine
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • Sprig of mint, for garnish


Combine cut strawberries, sugar, mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Stir and let stand until strawberries are macerated, up to 10 minutes. Add moonshine, lemon juice, and ice to fill the shaker, and shake vigorously for an additional minute. Pour out contents into mason jars, adding more ice as needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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friday at five :: man oh manhattan


  • 2 oz Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 5 drops Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Cherry

Glass: Cocktail


Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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friday at five :: irish coffee

A tribute to another fun Saint Patrick’s Day.

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  • 1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Brown sugar syrup (one part brown sugar, one part water)
  • Hot brewed coffee

Garnish: Unsweetened cream, lightly whipped
Glass: Irish Coffee


Add the whiskey and syrup to an Irish Coffee glass and fill two-thirds of the way with coffee. Top with one inch of whipped cream.


friday at five :: the bottom line


  • 1.5 oz Highland Park 18-Year-Old Scotch Whisky
  • 1 oz Manzanilla sherry
  • .75 oz Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • .25 oz Amaro CioCiaro
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Glass: Old Fashioned or cocktail


Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice or a chilled cocktail glass.

Contributed by Kevin Diedrich