Bourbon Raspberry Beret

The perfect drink for when you’re “doing something close to nothing.” We went down to the beach and gathered a little snow for the staging.

Drinks for Two:

Have two 8-ounce glasses with two or three ice cubes in each ready, and then to a cocktail shaker add:

  • 3  jiggers raspberry syrup*
  • 2 jiggers simple syrup
  • 1/2 jigger lemon juice
  • 2 jiggers bourbon
  • 3 cubes ice

Shake well and serve.

*This is easy to make by adding simple syrup to raspberry juice, to taste.

The Blueberry Bourbon Bomb – It’s Friday… Bombs Away!

This one’s easy to make and even easier to drink. Happy Friday!

Blueberry Bourbon Bomb

  1. Place two or three ice cubes in an 8-ounce glass
  2. In a cocktail shaker, place:
    • 3/4 ounce blueberry syrup (or blueberry juice with simple syrup)
    • 1 tsp lime juice
    • 1.5 ounces bourbon
    • 3 ice cubes
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Pour into glasses, top off with carbonated water and gently stir.

It’s five o’clock somewhere! Bombs away!

The Suffering Bastard – a Toast to the End of Summer and the Beginning of Fall

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The end of summer, the beginning of autumn – and a little of both in this lovely drink that combines citrus, bourbon, gin and ginger ale.

Sometime during the late 40’s in Cairo, Egypt, a bartender by the name of Joe Scialom thought to combine gin and brandy to remedy his hangover. A bit of lime cordial gave the drink a citrusy zip and a few ounces of ginger ale added fizz. In 1950, Time Magazine reported that it was “Egypt’s favorite drink.” At any rate, the concoction was popular at the original Shepard’s Hotel were Scialom was employed until the hotel burned down in 1952.

These days, Suffering Bastard’s are more commonly made with bourbon than brandy, and although the original called for bitters, we’ve omitted it here. Pick a glass, add ice, pour in the ingredients and give it a stir.

Suffering Bastard


  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces cold ginger ale


  1. Fill an old fashioned glass with cubed ice.
  2. Pour bourbon, gin, lime juice, and ginger ale over ice.
  3. Give it a quick stir and garnish with a slice of lime.