Wednesday 12 December 2012

Richard Holiday Booze Bash

I can tell it’s the holiday season by the number of alcohol commercials I see on television. Every year, I learn about a new variety. A couple of years ago it was Drambuie, which had advertisements featuring a Scottish man jumping over rooftops. I remember the ad, although I still have never tasted the liquor. Anyway, in honor of holiday parties and all that jazzy, he’s some Richard-themed booze.

Richard Hennessy is the founder of the Hennessy cognac company, although he was originally a mercenary. An Irishman who served Louis XV in France, he founded his distillery on the land the king gave him as a reward. “Richard Hennessy” is also the “top end in the permanent Hennessy range,” selling for well over two thousand dollars on the Whisky Exchange website ( I’m guessing I’ll never taste any of this stuff!

And now some Dick drinks to perk up your holidays. Be sure to make them all stiff!

(all drink recipes courtesy of

A Little Dick’ll Do

1 serving

2 oz. George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey

3-5 splashes Mountain Dew

Pour the George Dickel into the glass. Top off with Mountain Dew, and serve.

Dickie Ward

1 serving

2 oz Scotch whisky
1 dash bitters
4 oz ginger ale
1 lime wedge

Pour the scotch, bitters, and ginger ale into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well and garnish with the lime wedge.

Hot Dick

1 serving

2 oz Bailey’s Irish Crème
2 oz Grand Marnier orange liqueur
4 oz espresso (hot)
1.5 oz whipped creme

Pour Bailey's and Grand Marnier into mug. Add espresso. Serve it hot with lots of cream and sprinkle with chocolate.

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