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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:
Each year, Pinhook releases a new vintage of bourbons and ryes. According to Mony Bunni, “Every expression is the best representation of their barrels at that moment in time and dedicated to a promising young thoroughbred. Through a combination of careful barrel selection, blending in small batches, and meticulous proofing, each Pinhook vintage has a personality as unique as the horse on the label.”
Four Roses is known not just for the quality of the whiskeys they produce but also for the consistency. “Their product range is incredible, and even more incredible is the quality seen in every tier of their products. From their entry level bourbon to their small batch and single barrel, you can't go wrong no matter your budget,” says Alex Jump.
Haley Traub recommends Maker's Mark, a wheat-forward bourbon that provides a full-bodied touch of sweetness, which is a splendid base for these cocktails. “Its buttery, smooth flavor perfectly complements the baked-goods nostalgia of the Matriarch Martini,” says Haley.
Recommended amount: To make all 12 drinks, you'll need 20 oz of bourbon; a medium (750 ml) bottle will be your best bet.
Recommended barware: A few different jiggers that measure 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 oz, as well as a strainer, shaker, citrus juicer or reamer, fine strainer, and fine grater (such as a Microplane). These are not all strictly necessary, but will improve your mixology experience.These are not all strictly necessary, but will improve your mixology experience.
Recommended glassware: coupe, double rocks glass, and collins
Recommended ice: To make all 12 cocktails in one go, you'll need about 5 pounds of ice (5 ice trays’ worth).
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