Jim Beam Creates The Irish American

Jim Beam creating a new holiday cocktail called “The Irish American.” There are 39.6 million Irish Americans living in the U.S. today – seven times more than the entire population of Ireland. Jim Beam created this cocktail to help celebrate the melding of these two proud cultures.

“The Irish American” combines the classic American ingredients of bourbon and cola  with Cider to produce a cocktail that captures the crisp, fruity flavors of a traditional Irish cider all while mimicking the look and slightly bitter taste of Ireland’s favorite dark stout.

So this St. Patrick’s Day, make history and forge your own holiday traditions by mixing up this new classic.

The Irish American

2 parts Jim Beam® Bourbon

1½ parts infused cola syrup

½ parts apple cider

¼ parts lemon juice

1 egg white

Cinnamon stick for garnishing

Making infused cola syrup: Combine everything in an appropriately sized stainless steel pot and turn on to medium heat. Reduce by half and strain out the coffee and cinnamon. Continue reducing until only 1½ cups remain. Cool. Refrigerate.

Infused cola syrup ingredients

5 cups cola

4 tablespoons coffee grounds

2 cinnamon sticks

Cocktail Instructions: Build cocktail in shaker. Dry shake until frothy. Add ice. Shake till cold. Strain into a rocks glass or coupe. Grate cinnamon into the top of cocktail as garnish/aromatic.

Celebrate St. Partick’s Day With A Burning Bush

Black Bush by Bushmills is a sure fire way to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day with all of your friends. Bushmills is offering two very interesting cocktails for you to sip responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day.

Waltzing Matilda

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. Bushmills Black Bush

½ oz. Lemon Juice

¼ oz. Eden Barley Marley Syrup

¼ oz. Cinnamon Syrup

1 bar spoon Monin Almond Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

PREPARATION

Cinnamon Syrup: Break up 5 cinnamon sticks and toast. Add 2 cups of granulated sugar and 2 cups of water. Allow to come too just under a simmer and let stand for 20 minutes. Remove from stove and place in an airtight container. Allow to sit in refrigerator for 24 hours before straining.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and give a quick integration shake. Strain into a rocks glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh shaved cinnamon and a long orange twist.

The Burning Bush

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. Bushmills Black Bush

¾ oz. Jalapeño Infused Maple Syrup

¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

½ oz. Lustau Los Arcos Amontillado Sherry

2 Egg Whites

Angostura Bitters

PREPARATION

Jalapeño Infused Maple Syrup: Add 4 oz. of hot water to 16 oz. of maple syrup and stir. Add one sliced jalapeño and let sit for 8 hours. Strain and refrigerate. Dry shake, then shake over ice, serve in a coupe glass with Angostura bitter garnish and a jalapeño.

Try Something Different This St. Patrick’s Day

If you are looking for something totally different to enjoy with your friends this St. Patrick’s Day we got something for you. Instead of sipping the traditional stout or Irish Car Bomb on March 17, why not sip a festive libation that’s a bit more unique and unexpected? This year, raise a glass, shake your shamrock, and toast “Erin go Bragh” with Cruzan Rum, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Midori Melon Liqueur, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek.

Cruzan Strapped Stout

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Cruzan® Black Strap Rum

1 bottle of Chocolate or coffee stout beer

Method: Combine ingredients in a pint glass. Stir gently.

Luck of Laphroaig

Created by Tyson Buhler (New York, NY)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Laphroaig Select

1/4 part Sarsaparilla Syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Orange twist

Method: Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist.

Basil Hayden’s Lucky Ginger

Created by Zachary Brian Taylor (San Francisco, CA)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

3/4 parts Lemon Juice

1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup

1 spring of Rosemary

Ginger Beer

Method: Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the spring and add to the shaker. Save the top of the spring for use as a garnish. Add ice to shaker and shake. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with the remaining rosemary spring.

*Brown Sugar Syrup

1 part Water

1 part Brown Sugar

Method: Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water. Pour into an empty container and set aside.

KNOB CREEK MINT GINGER OLD FASHIONED

Created by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

Ingredients:

1 ½ Parts Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

Ginger Beer

½ Part Lemon Juice

¼ Part Green Chartreuse

6-8 Mint Leaves

Method: Combine all ingredients (except ginger beer) in a bar tin with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Collins glass, top off with ginger beer and garnish with a single mint leaf.

Midori and Ale

Ingredients:

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur

1 bottle Light Beer

Method: Combine Midori and light beer in a tall glass. Stir and enjoy!

Never Buy Fake Sneakers Again

Have you ever purchased something online and wonder if it is real or a knockoff? Well thanks to the folks over at Chronicled we don’t have to worry any longer. Chronicled, whose latest innovation in the sneaker industry is out to crack down on the sale of counterfeit kicks.

Counterfeit products are getting better every day and proliferating across the Internet. Chronicled offers a platform for 100% authentic products to be tagged, registered, verified, and traded from a mobile app. The technology lets consumers know if their products are authentic at the tap of a mobile phone.

Chronicled has an impressive Advisory Board roster that includes Marshawn Lynch (Former Seahawk), James Bond (Co-Founder of Undefeated) and D’Wayne Edwards (Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy). Lynch’s Beastmode 2.0 “Royale Chukka,” which launched on Black Friday, came equipped with a tag leveraging the Chronicled technology.

The Chronicled App is currently available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

What Is Promised In The Next Episode Of VIKINGS

There’s an air of betrayal at Court in Paris and Wessex as those whom Odo trusts plot against him and Ecbert agrees to support Kwenthrith in Mercia, but is Ecbert a true ally? Ragnar confides in Yidu his darkest secret. The next episode of VIKINGS called “Promised” airs on Thursday, March 17 at 10 p.m.

The New Captain America Trailer Adds A Most Anticipated Hero

Marvel just released the second full trailer for “Captain America: Civil War.” There are some new players added to the film. Wait until the end to see the best addition to the film. Many fellow geeks are freaking out just like me. May 6th can’t come quick enough.

Celebrate Pi Day With Piehole Whiskey

Every day it seems like we are celebrating something. From National Pretzel Day to Wear Your Clothes Backwards Day each day seems like a new adventure. What you might not know is that on March 14th we are celebrating a mathematical holiday. Pi Day is this Monday, March 14. Even if Pi Day is not a holiday you would normally celebrate, it’s another great reason to whip up a cocktail—and what better to include in your Pi(e) Day drink than PIEHOLE Whiskey?

As always please enjoy these cocktails responsibly.

Lucky Apple

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Apple Flavored Liqueur

3 oz. Ginger Beer

A splash sour mix

A splash of lemon-lime soda

Garnish with lime wedge

Cherry Punch

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Cherry Flavored Liqueur

4 oz. Ginger Ale

.5 oz. Pineapple Juice

.5 oz. Orange Juice

Juice from half of a lemon

Garnish with a cherry and orange

Pecan Sweet Tea

1.5 oz. PIEHOLE Whiskey with Pecan Flavored Liqueur

1 oz. Orange Juice

Top with Iced Tea

A dash of bitters

Lemon juice

Garnish with lemon wedge