Get into the holiday spirit with some spirits! Every week, Lou will feature a holiday drink recipe featuring award-winning, farm-crafted whiskey from Whiskey Acres, Illinois’ first estate distillery!
Tune-in to HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini Saturdays from 7am to 10am to hear more about the drinks and Whiskey Acres then check back here for all the weekly recipes!
The Midwest Mule (as heard on Saturday, Oct. 24)
Fill a copper cup or glass of your choice with ice
Add 1.5 oz. of Whiskey Acres Straight Rye
Add 6. oz. of Windmill Ginger Brew in Hibiscus Vanilla Ginger
Garnish with a lime slice
Whiskey Acres Old Fashioned
(as heard on Saturday, Oct. 31)
Cover bottom of glass with simple syrup
Add 6-7 dashes of bitters
Twist in the orange slice
Add small amount of cold water (6-7 drops)
Add 1.5 oz. Whiskey Acres Straight Bourbon
Add Luxardo Maraschino Cherry
Stir for several seconds until the outside of the glass gets cloudy
Nocino and Cider: A perfect holiday drink!
(as heard on Saturday, Nov. 7):
Warm up 5-6 ounces of your favorite apple cider
Add 1.5 oz. of Whiskey Acres Nocino Walnut Liquer
Garnish with a cinnamon stick
Whiskey Acres Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Neat
(as heard on Saturday, Nov. 14)
Just pour it in a glass and enjoy. Maybe sip it by the fireside, like Lou Manfredini did in this photo!
About Whiskey Acres
Whiskey Acres grows all of their own, top-quality grain and distill their own spirits – barrel age and bottle it, too – all on the family farm located in DeKalb, just off I-88. Their whiskey has received numerous awards, and they even make a vodka from 100% corn. Ask for Whiskey Acres by name in bars, restaurants and stores throughout Chicagoland and southeast Wisconsin. Find out more at www.whiskeyacres.com.