It’s a known fact. When a bunch of badass women get together, magic happens.

And for those of you who missed out on last months Whiskey Women event at St. John’s Meeting Place, let me be the first to say- I am so sorry for you! We had an absolute BLAST and the cocktails were OUTSTANDING.

Our friends over at Athens Distributing hooked us up with Woodford Reserve and Angel’s Envy. Oh man what sweet nectar to be had! Macelo Nascimento, who heads the bar over at St. John’s, crafted four delectable cocktails for us to try out.

They. Were. Incredible.

Classic cocktails with a little extra kick and the perfect amount of bite. So perfect, that we can’t keep them to ourselves. Re-create these beauts in the comfort of your own home, or if you live in Chattanooga head over to the Meeting Place and have them mix you one up! You will not regret either of those decisions.

Without further adieu,

First up, The Nutty Apple:
Created by Marcelo Nascimento, St. John’s Restaurant / St. John’s Meeting Place

1.5 oz. Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon
.75 oz. 10yr Tawny Port
.5 oz. Campari Aperitivo
2 dashes Bar Keep Baked Apple Bitters
Garnish with an inflamed lemon peel

Method: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and top with ice.  Stir until well chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish by zesting a lemon peel through a flame, over the cocktail, to ignite the oils.

 

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Created by Marcelo Nascimento, St. John’s Restaurant / St. John’s Meeting Place

1 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
.5 oz. Chartreuse Green Liqueur
.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
Garnish with a lime wheel

Method: In a shaker, combine all ingredients and top with ice.  Shake vigorously and fine strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

 

Voodoo Manhattan #2:
Created by Marcelo Nascimento, St. John’s Restaurant / St. John’s Meeting Place

1.5 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
.5 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao
.5 oz. Averna Amaro
1 Barspoon pink peppercorn
Garnish with an orange supreme and inflamed orange peel

Method: In a mixing glass, muddle pink peppercorns and then add all remaining ingredients.  Top with ice and stir until well chilled. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish by rubbing orange supreme along the rim and dropping it into the cocktail. Then finish with an inflamed orange peel.

 

And last, but most certainly not least, Bourbon Cider:
Created by Marcelo Nascimento, St. John’s Restaurant / St. John’s Meeting Place

1.5 oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Barspoon Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
3 dashes Bar Keep Baked Apple Bitters
3 oz. St. John’s Spiced Cider* (hot)
Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh grated nutmeg

Method: Add ingredients into a footed coffee mug.  Garnish by floating a lemon wheel on top and grating fresh nutmeg over the lemon.

* St. John’s Spiced Cider
16 oz. fresh apple cider
3 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. spiced turbinado sugar syrup (cinnamon, cardomom, clove, star anise, black peppercorn, citrus peel) Bring all ingredients to a simmer and keep hot in an insulated carafe.

 

And there you have it! Hope to see you at our next event- cheers!

All photography done by the ever so talented Keren Beddoe-