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Recommended liquor: So that you can start mixing your cocktails as soon as your box arrives, why not go get your bottle of bourbon now? Each of this month's featured bartenders has a recommendation for you! Any of them will work well for all three recipes found in this box, depending on your preference:
Christine Wiseman likes the roundness that the 100 proof gives Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond and says that its sweet and light oak notes play well with the cocktails in this box.
Scott LoBianco says Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a beautiful expression of finished whiskey. The port finish adds a rich depth and spice.
Bobby Eldridge is recommending Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for its richness and high corn content. Woodford is a small-batch premium brand with focus on quality and consistency.
Recommended amount: To make all 12 drinks, you'll need 22.5 oz of bourbon; a medium (750 ml) bottle will be your best bet.
Recommended barware: A few different jiggers that measure 1/4, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 oz, as well as a strainer, shaker, mixing glass, and citrus reamer or juicer. Additionally, if your fridge doesn't have a crushed ice option and you can't get pebble ice at the store, you'll need to make your own and can use either a Lewis bag and wooden mallet or a Ziploc freezer bag and another blunt kitchen object, such as a pestle. These are not all strictly necessary, but will improve your mixology experience.
Recommended glassware: Collins glass, rocks glass, and extra points if you use a julep cup this month :)
Recommended ice: To make all 12 cocktails in one go, you'll need about 6 pounds of ice (6 ice trays’ worth).
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