Great President's Day Cocktails
Honor leaders past with these classic sips.
Over the centuries, presidents from George Washington to F.D.R. have been associated with signature spirits and cocktails—
(In the spirit of
Teaspoon of honey
Fresh fruit (a slice of orange or cherries works well)
Â¼ ounce anisette
Dash of Angostura bitters
1 Â¼ ounces Bourbon
Place honey, fresh fruit and anisette in a rocks glass. Soak with bitters and gently muddle with a spoon. Add ice and Bourbon. Stir and serve.
(In the spirit of Lyndon B. Johnson)
Â¼ ounce coffee liqueur
Â¼ ounce Bourbon
Â¼ Irish cream
Â¼ ounce white crème de'menthe
Â¼ ounce sambuca
Pour each over ice in the order listed to layer contents.
(a favorite cocktail of F.D.R.)
This favorite of F.D.R. was personally prepared for his guests at the White House during what FDR said was the "most important hour of the day...the cocktail hour."
1 Â¼ oz. dry gin
Â¼ ounce each of sweet and dry vermouth
Â½ ounce each of orange, lemon, lime and pineapple juice
Combine ingredients over ice. Shake vigorously and serve straight up in chilled cocktail glasses.
President Harrison's Spiced Cider
1 ounce apple brandy
Â½ ounce orange liqueur
6 ounces hot apple cider, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg
Serve in cups garnished with clove studded orange peel.
All recipes courtesy Distilled Spirits Council, www.distilledspirits.org
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