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Monday, April 14, 2014

Tax Season's Early Refund: Basil Hayden® Bourbon Tax Day Cocktail

Grab a glass, not a ledge this tax day.  As the deadline looms ahead, inevitably you have to get it done. If you're recuperating in the hospital with several broken limbs, how can you pat yourself on the back on April 16th?  Now if you decided to 'soldier up' and weather the 1040, W2, EZ this, EZ that storm then I say reward your efforts and relax your senses with a nice cocktail.  After all, it's better to ponder "how many cocktails do I need to relax?" rather than "how long do I have to wear this leg brace?"
Basil Hayden® Bourbon has an early refund for you with their 'Refund Spice'cocktail.  A modern twist on two classic bourbon cocktails, the Refund Spice perfectly combines the delicious spicy & peppery finish of Basil Hayden® with the distinct flavors of sweet honey syrup, tangy raspberry vinegar and tart grapefruit juice.  What've you got here?  Tart, sweet, tangy, spicy with the kick of one of America's native spirits?  To me that sounds like it's time to lock away the write offs and expenditures of 2013 and saddle up to finally enjoy the flavor of a new year and a new drink.  As always, enjoy often, if your pleasure, and please enjoy responsibly.  

Basil Hayden’s® Refund Spice
Created by Marie Zahn (Louisville, KY)
 
Ingredients:
2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 tsp. Honey Syrup*
1 tsp. Raspberry Vinegar
Grapefruit Soda
  
Preparation:
1. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, honey syrup and raspberry vinegar over ice in a Collins glass and stir.
2. Top with grapefruit soda.
3. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
 
*Honey Syrup
Ingredients:
1 cup Honey
1 cup Water
 
Preparation:
1. In a small saucepan, heat the honey and water.
2. Stir until fully incorporated, then let cool and refrigerate.



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