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I always think of Maker's Mark as the bourbon of Christmas. Sure, there may be bourbons you drink at Derby time, and bourbons you drink on, say, your birthday. But, Maker's is the bourbon you buy for Christmas.
It may have something to do with the fabulous way that the folks at Maker's market the holiday, from nostalgic print ads to witty Ambassador gifts. It may be that Maker's Mark is the bourbon my family has always used in the bourbon balls that we make at Christmastime. Whatever it is, Maker's slays the Christmas game.
Since Maker's is the flavor of Christmas, it's a great idea to set up a Maker's Mark bourbon bar over the next few days. Only a few simple ingredients will allow you to offer your guests a variety of popular cocktails.
What you'll need:
- A couple of bottles of Maker's Mark
- A bottle of vermouth
- A bottle of Angostura bitters
- Simple Syrup
- Sour Mix (3 cups simple syrup to one cup lemon and lime juice)
- Maker's Mark cherries
- Lemons, limes, and oranges for garnish
If you have these items, you can mix up a whisky sour, an old-fashioned, or a Manhattan, in addition to serving your bourbon neat or on the rocks. Add a couple of sizes of glasses to allow your guests some choice.
Set everything out in an accessible place, keep fresh ice handy, and your guests will be refreshed and full of holiday cheer!
What's your favorite holiday cocktail?
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Tuesday, I had the opportunity to take a sneak peek at the Pomegranate, Inc. Warehouse Sale. Y'all, it was absolutely amazing. If you aren't familiar with the brand, Pomegranate is a line of bags, table linens, and clothing based in Lexington. Their designs are so fresh and fun and timeless!
I ran across these Kentucky Wildcats cloth napkins; I *may* have had to buy the apron as well!
This cashmere/ wool blend poncho is so classic; I know I'll wear it time and again!
These potholders in the Round the Christmas Tree print have me pretty pumped for holiday baking!
Oh my goodness; I was so excited about this embroidered pillow! It has a sale price of $45!
And this pineapple print apron is the most perfect hostess gift I've ever seen!
Visit the Pomegranate Warehouse Sale today through Saturday at 527 Lagonda Ave in Lexington. If you stop by today or tomorrow, mention HerKentucky for an additional 10% off your purchase!
Thanks so much to Pomegranate for partnering on this event! I hope you love their textiles as much as I do!
Happy Halloween, y'all!
If you're like me, the majority of your day has been spent trying to avoid eating all the Reese's pumpkins. Obviously, a better use of your time would be to shop these great Halloween sales from Kentucky-based businesses! Here are a few of my favorites!
30% off select Halloween Pottery (3 Day Flash Sale!)
30% off orange scarves, quilts, and pouches, today only! (And don't forget that all Anchal Project purchases are helping change the lives of the artisans who create these products!)
A. St. Clair
Use code "Halloween" at astclair.com to take 31% off one piece today only.
Hope y'all find some scary good deals. I'll be handing out candy (even those Reese's pumpkins I'm trying to avoid!) in a Vineyard Vines tee!
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