4 Man Cave Cocktails

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You’ve got the dartboard, big screen TV, and neon signs hanging on the wall, but what is your Man Cave missing? What’s missing is a stocked bar with some hearty drinks to serve your buddies. If you are like me, a Makers Mark Cask Strength Neat is all you need, but if you really want to be the master of your cave, here are a few drinks I would suggest serving.

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Makers Mark Margarita

Makers Mark Margarita
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Oz. Makers Mark
  • ¼ Oz. Cointreau
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh OJ
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Agave Nector
  • Top with ¼ Oz Grand Marnier
  • Lime Wedge Garnish
Instructions
  1. Pour all in to chilled shaker.
  2. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed glass.
  3. Top with float of ¼ oz Grand Marnier.
  4. Lime wedge garnish.

Haymaker

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Haymaker
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ Oz. Makers Mark
  • ¾ Oz. Dekuyper Triple Sec
  • ¾ Oz. Dry Vermouth
  • ¾ Oz. Lime Juice
Instructions
  1. Fill old-fashion glass ¾ with ice.
  2. Pour ingredients in to chilled shaker.
  3. Shake and strain into glass and serve.

 

Summer Envy

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Summer Envy
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
  • ½ Oz. Peach Liqueur
  • ¼ Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 Sashes Angostura Bitters
  • Club Soda
  • Peach, Mint or Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Instructions
  1. Pour first five ingredients into a highball or old fashion glass.
  2. Top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a peach, mint or Luxardo maraschino cherry.

 

Dog Days

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Dog Days
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Oz. Knob Creek Rye Whiskey
  • ½ tsp. Absinthe
  • 1 ¾ Oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 ¾ Oz. Simple Syrup* (see notes)
  • 2 Oz. Ginger Beer
Instructions
  1. In a shaker add spirits, juice and syrup.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.
Notes
*Simple Syrup Recipe
Combine equal parts sugar and water in a sauce pan
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is fully dissolved
Allow to cool before using in cocktail

Until next time, cheers!
Harley
Coborn’s, Inc. Liquor Category Manager
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How to Throw a Great Party

Tips for Planning a Party

This time of year there are a lot of parties to go to – and if you’re throwing a party you might be getting a little stressed out about how to get it all done. Don’t sweat it. We have some great tips on how to throw a great party and some ways to plan a party with little or no stress.

First – decide on the feel of your event. Do you want to do a formal, sit-down dinner or something more casual like cocktails and appetizers? Maybe you’d like to do something a little later in the evening once the kids have gone to bed? Consider having a dessert buffet for that type of event. If you’d like to try to keep costs down – consider having your friends and family over for brunch!

Once you’ve decided on the type of party you want to have – look at how much food and drinks you’ll need to have ready. If you’re doing cocktails and appetizers you’ll want to plan about 10 pieces of food per person. This way they’ll feel full but not too stuffed. When it comes to what to drink – you don’t have to worry about stocking a full bar. Look at serving just wine or beer (or both). A great trend right now that helps you save time and money is to focus on one, signature cocktail. You can mix up a pitcher or two ahead of time and not worry about having to play bartender. A custom cocktail is a great way to incorporate any theme you might be having as well. If you’re serving Mexican food, mix up some margaritas or mojitos. Going with some classic, throwback dishes – maybe you’re channeling “Mad Men” – consider martinis or an old fashioned. If you’re having a get-together for your best girlfriends, you really can’t go wrong with a classic Cosmopolitan.

If you’re going to host a sit-down dinner, look for dishes you can make ahead of time or that involve a long, slow cooking process. Braised meats, baked pastas and even soups are wonderful dishes to make ahead and use to feed a crowd. Do make sure to consider your guests – if you’re inviting vegetarians or someone with a food allergy, you’ll want to make sure they have plenty of options. After all – you want everyone to feel welcome and included!

Don’t forget your music! A great playlist can add a wonderful element to your party. It can also help you move the evening along! Play more mellow music near the end of the evening and your guests might get the hint that it’s close to the end of the night.

No matter what kind of party you’re hosting – don’t forget we can help! Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers offer an incredible variety of platters to feed your guests as well as great desserts, side dishes and main courses. Let us do the work – and you can take all of the credit!

Will you be hosting a holiday party this year? What’s your best party planning tip?

Best Fall Cocktails

Recipes for Fall Drinks

When you’re planning a fall party – put some thought into what you’re serving to drink! The best fall cocktails combine the flavors of this season – think rosemary, apple cider and pears. The best mixed drink recipes for fall will often include bourbon, scotch and gin as well. We love these drink ideas for Thanksgiving, Halloween, and any reason for a party in between. And – some can be mixed up in pitchers so you don’t have to worry about how to make all those drinks for your party guests. Of course all of the essential ingredients for these recipes can be found at Coborn’s liquor stores, grocery stores and on CobornsDelivers.com.

A Cider-Bourbon Cocktail is a great idea for a fall party drink – who doesn’t love apple cider, ginger and bourbon? This would be a fabulous drink for Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading “Best Fall Cocktails”