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3 Summer Whiskey Drinks

Aug 01, 2019 04:35PM

Since we’re almost on the cusp of summer and fall, we thought it would be fitting to bust out that whiskey you’ve been hiding and turn it into something that’s cool enough for warm summer nights yet ready for that crisp autumn air. Check out some whiskey cocktails we’ve found to help make the seasonal transition easier. Best part? If you’re too lazy to make ‘em yourself don’t worry—you can find them at local restaurants!

The Brickface

Submitted by Bricks Eats & Drinks, 482 Main Street, Placerville, 530-303-3480,

1 ½ oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel

Southern Comfort and Amaretto float

½ oz orange Curaçao

4 oz fresh lime juice sweetened to taste

Blend ingredients in a shaker 

The Brickface


Easy Street

Submitted by Bricks Eats & Drinks, 482 Main Street, Placerville, 530-303-3480,

1.5 oz High West Whiskey, 

1 oz peppercorn pomegranate syrup (see below)

½ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

club soda to top off

lemon twist for garnish

Mix whiskey, syrup and lemon juice. Pour over ice and top with club soda and garnish with lemon twist. 

Peppercorn Pomegranate syrup

2 l pomegranate juice

1 full ramekin pink peppercorn seeds

½ ramekin black peppercorn

3 bay leaves

2 cups white sugar 

Put ingredients in a saucepan and heat till sugar dissolves. Simmer for 20 mins on low heat till slightly reduced. Cool and store. 

Easy Street


Apple Barrel Whiskey

Submitted by Bar 101 Eats & Drinks, 101 Main Street, Roseville, 916-774-0505,

1 ¼ oz Jim Beam Bourbon

½ oz Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

Hard Apple Cider to top off

Fresh mint garnish

Blend bourbon and liqueur and pour over ice. Top with cider and garnish with mint.

Apple Barrel Whiskey