Hunting Season Calls … For Cocktails, That Is

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

Whether you’re a Daniel Boone or a Dick Cheney, an Annie Oakley or the Greek goddess Artemis, after the thrill of the hunt back at the lodge when the adrenalin has died down, a recap of the day’s events over a stiff drink is in order. This ritual warrants just the right cocktail, so today we bring you a Hunter and Huntress libation that will warm you up from the inside out, whether you are emerging from a day in the woods, or laying down your spear on a Friday night after a long work week! 

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President Calvin Coolridge slept here. Photo credit: www.cabinbluff.com

The Hunter’s version is super simple. Start with an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Add in whiskey and cherry brandy. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

This cocktail calls for an old fashioned glass.

This cocktail calls for an old fashioned glass.

 

Garnish with marachino cherries.

Maraschino cherries. Photo credit: www.threadsense.com

 

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Photo credit: Liquor.com

The Hunter Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz whiskey
  • 1/2 oz cherry brandy
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

 

Preparation:

  1. Pour the whiskey and cherry brandy into an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or two.

 

For the female hunter whose been trekking through the fields in the cool autumn air, this cocktail will take the chill out of her bones.

I added a little cherry juice to mine.

I added a little cherry juice to mine.

The Huntress Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz cherry liqueur
  • 1 oz cream or milk
  • splash of triple sec

 

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.
  4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

 

For an extra special touch, serve these drinks in old-fashioned, or low ball, cocktail glasses with a hunting motif.

Mid Century Vintage Barware Cocktail Glasses, no longer available.

Mid-Century Vintage Barware Cocktail Glasses, found on etsy. (Note: these exact ones are longer available, but similar ones can be found here> www.etsy.com.)

These amazing drinks were adapted from recipes found on About.com Cocktails.

Happy hunting!

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