Sip Pretty With This Pecan Pie Old Fashioned, Featuring Piehole Whiskey & Bulleit Bourbon

Pecan Pie

I’ve been sitting on this recipe idea for quite a few months now and finally chose to whip it up earlier today. And now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long because it’s super easy to make and hella tasty. Also, if you’ve found yourself slightly intimated by the Old Fashioned then this is a nice way to ease yourself in. The addition of Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey gives it a nice layer of dessert-y sweetness while the Bulleit Bourbon still makes for a pretty solid Old Fashioned.

Another cool thing about this cocktail is that you can really add your own twist to it by using flavored bitters. I used good ol’ fashioned Angostura bitters for my cocktail, but a vanilla or walnut-flavored bitter would really take this drink to the next level.

Check out my Pecan Pie Old Fashioned recipe, below. Cheers!


1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
0.5 oz Piehole Pecan Pie Whiskey
1 or 2 Sugar Cubes
2 Dash Of Bitters
Splash Of Water


Add sugar cube(s), bitters, and a splash of water to an Old Fashioned glass. Muddle sugar mixture with the back of a spoon. Add Bulleit Bourbon and Piehole Whiskey to your glass. Stir and add ice. Garnish with cherry.

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Boozing With Willie: Gin Cucumber Southside

Gin Cucumber Southside

Like it or love it, bulking season is over and it’s time to show off that body you’ve been hiding all winter. If you haven’t been watching your carb intake, working out and all that other mumbo-jumbo you promised yourself you would do back on January 1st, don’t bother worrying now, time to have fun in the sun. However as history would have it, you’ll ignore this and still try to eat and drink right in hopes of shedding some emergency pounds. This cocktail is going to be something you can sip on and not feel like you’re setting yourself too far back as far as your diet goes.

Low in calories, refreshing and tasty. This is truly the best way to describe the Gin Cucumber Southside. In recent years, cucumber has become more and more commonly used in cocktails with good reason. They’re a great compliment to spirits containing gin or vodka as you’ll find out here. Not to mention, they’re really refreshing to the point of masking the alcohol you’re consuming. Leave your thoughts on this cocktail in the comments. If you’re really fond of this post, I’ll be sure to work on more that are similar to this. Enjoy everyone, cheers!


1.5 oz Gin
6-7 mint leaves
3 cucumber wheels
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 cucumber wedges
1 mint sprig


Add all ingredients (except the cucumber wedges) to a shaker and muddle them gently together. Add ice and give them a shake. Double strain your mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig and two cucumber wedges.

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Lushworthy Creations: “The Bitter Coconut” (Made Using Captain Morgan Coconut Rum)

The Bitter Coconut 1

With this weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, the rum punch is sure to be flowing for the next few days. In honor of both the holiday weekend and their #SunsOutRumsOut campaign, I was tasked with creating my own Memorial Day rum punch recipe by Captain Morgan. I absolutely love, love, love coconut rum, so I of course chose the new Captain Morgan Coconut Rum as my booze of choice. I wanted a rum punch that was a little on the creative side, and after some experimentation, I created “The Bitter Coconut,” a rum punch that’s both sweet and tart.

Check out the recipe to “The Bitter Coconut,” below. Cheers!

The Bitter Coconut 2

The Bitter Coconut (Makes 6 Servings)


8 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
1 oz. Bitter Italian Apertif
1.75 cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1.5 tbsp. Lemon Simple Syrup*
Grapefruit Soda


Combine all ingredients (minus grapefruit soda) in a large pitcher. Add ice, stir, and serve. Top off individual servings with grapefruit soda.

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Boozing With Willie: Willie’s Sweet Tea & Whiskey (Made Using Wild Turkey American Honey)

Willie's Sweet Tea & Whiskey

In a recent conversation with a drinking buddy of mine, the Long Island Iced Tea became the topic of focus. Though we’ve both enjoyed our fair share of the highly potent cocktail, something stood out to us both…THERE’S NO ACTUAL ICED TEA in any variation of this classic recipe. At that moment, a light bulb (though dim) turned on in my head and I began to brainstorm over a possible iced tea cocktail that actually tastes like iced tea. Keep reading, I think you’ll like what the final result ended up being.

Honey whiskey/bourbon liqueurs have taken the liquor market by storm in recent years. They’re delicious and easy to enjoy and would make a nice boozy base for our creation. For our sweet tea, Wild Turkey American Honey rests at the core of our glasses along with some homemade iced tea. Consider this an open ended cocktail that you can alter depending on preference. If you like your iced tea to have a hint of fruitiness, go ahead and muddle some fresh fruit in your glass. Just treat it as you would your regular iced tea recipe, you won’t go wrong. Hope this drink finds you in a good place, cheers and enjoy.


1.5 oz Wild Turkey American Honey
0.5 oz Sweet Tea Liqueur
3.5 oz Homemade Iced Tea
0.25 oz Lemon Juice
Splash of Simple Syrup (optional)
1 Lemon (optional)


Prepare a mason jar or mug with lemon slices and ice. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared glass and serve with a straw. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

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Boozing With Willie: Sugar Rush Shots (Made Using Pinnacle & Three Olives Vodka)

Sugar Rush Shots

Sugar makes us happy. That’s not debatable. We all love the stuff in some capacity. After recently visiting a candy store here in New York City, I couldn’t help but over indulge and obliterate my diet by consuming large amounts of sugar masked by the tasty treats this shop offered. Being an admitted and proud lush, I visited a popular dive bar in the area to cap my day off. As I sat and sipped, drunken thoughts of mixing candy and alcohol began to dance in harmony in my mind. The final result is something you can try and enjoy over and over again.

The Sugar Rush shots are sweet. However there’s an equal amount of booze here that balances things out while also avoiding a cough syrup like taste. Thanks to the pairing of Pinnacle’s Cotton Candy vodka and Three Olives Bubble Gum vodka, you’ll enjoy two of the most enjoyable candies all in one shot. Here’s to sweets with no consequences, cheers!


1 Part Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka
1 Part Three Olives Bubble Gum Vodka
Splash of Cotton Candy syrup
Splash of Sweetened Cranberry Juice
Bubble Gum piece


First, begin by combining the cotton candy vodka and syrup in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a shot glass and set aside. Next combine the bubblegum vodka and cranberry juice in a shaker and stir together. Layer your mixture with a bar spoon and top off the shot glass. Garnish with a piece of bubblegum and shoot.

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Boozing With Willie: Silly Rabbit Cocktail (Made Using Kinky Liqueur)

Silly Rabbit Cocktail

It’s April, it’s springtime and it’s Easter. After a long and brutal winter, things are finally beginning to look up with summer quickly approaching. There’s a lot to look forward to, Opening Day in baseball, Aries season, Easter egg hunts and of course candy, and lots of it. Whatever you’re looking forward to most, one thing we all have in common is our need for a cocktail at some point during all the festivities.

The Silly Rabbit offers all that and is great this time of year. It’s tangy and sweet, perfect for a sunny spring day. Start your day off with one over brunch and skip spring cleaning for now. Trust me, it can wait. Happy Easter everyone and enjoy your spring. Cheers!


1.5 oz Kinky Liqueur
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
2 1/2 oz Pink Lemonade
Splash of Grenadine
Splash of Passion Fruit Cocktail
Sugar (dyed Yellow for glass rimming)
Lemon wedge


First rim your cocktail glass with a lemon wedge. Rim the cocktail with sugar and set aside. Next add all remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and enjoy.

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