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 (http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/selection/richard_hennessy_cognac.aspx). 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 www.drinksmixer.com)
A Little Dick’ll Do
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.
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.
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.