Now this is a challenge that I am definitely looking forward to. You see, Mike and I celebrate a very special holiday after his lengthy absence which lasts 12 days. My friend and coworker Carol decided to set a goal for me during this 12 day celebration... 12 different drinks over 12 days and provide a review for each one. I am more than thrilled to oblige. I decided that my beloved bar book would be called into action.
Just so you know, BITCH means Babe In Total Control of Herself. After perusing the book for a bit, I made a few decisions. It was off to town for supplies that I needed to go! After spending a small fortune on liquor, mixers and garnishes, I knew I was ready.
I have to say that we are officially a day behind on this project. Mike and I started yesterday with eggnog and bourbon. Good Lord that is fantastic. We used light eggnog, because it really would be a bit much. I had never had eggnog with bourbon. I've had it with vodka or rum, but never bourbon. I have to say that having it with bourbon and some fresh nutmeg on top is outstanding.
Now to cover this evening's beverage...
... the Kentucky Blizzard
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
1 tsp. sugar
Place all ingredients in an ice filled shaker and shake (definitely shake it for a little bit or the sugar comes plopping out at the end of your pour). Strain into an old-fashion glass filled with ice.
I followed the directions exactly. Upon first taste, it seemed a bit tart. I asked Mike for his rating and we decided that we should actually finish the drink before we rated it. On a scale of 1 to 10, we gave the Kentucky Blizzard an 8. It's somewhere between a Whiskey Sour and an Old Fashion. The drink was good enough to require a second one for each of us, and we agreed that we would definitely make these again.