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Pour a drink (pg 6)

Sometimes, the simplicity of a good, barrel-aged bourbon whiskey is all you need when your calendar gets hectic. Calumet Farms's 10-year barrel-aged Kentucky bourbon whiskey has become our go-to. Its warm hints of caramel, baking spices and oak will help you buckle down and get to it.
Episode: Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

Jen isn't a huge fan of amaretto sours. So, we went on a quest to find a recipe she'd love. The winner was this grown-up version by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, bar manager of Pépé Le Moko and Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. The recipe was featured in the New York Times as one of the best cocktail revamps, and they weren't wrong. Aged bourbon whiskey and frothy egg whites provide a modern twist on a classic drink.
Episode: Shirley You Jest

Shirley You Jest

Sometimes it's hard to believe that we are, in fact, in charge. Surely, you jest. But your qualifications are no joke. Our first mocktail recipe, Shirley You Jest, pays homage to overcoming the imposter syndrome. The balanced blend of clementine, cranberry, lime, and Fresca creates a fresh, citrusy drink that's perfect for sipping out of a martini glass. And you can always add some vodka, if it's one of those days.
Episode: Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

We usually think of a Bloody Mary as a morning cocktail. But it can also be just the drink you need when everything gets a little messy. Our recipe includes a couple of our favorite Michigan-made boozes and an array of go-to garnishes, including (but not limited to) dilly beans, pearl onions, green olives and sausages.
Cucumbers are wonderful in anything. So why would a cocktail be any different? Cool Hand Cuke is an aromatic blend of muddled cucumber, gin and Pimm's, and citrus flavors. Hendrick's and cucumber are a natural pair, and the notes of citrus make this the ideal end-of-summer drink.
This cocktail is just like sales and prospecting: it's sweet, but it still knows how to get the job done. Though bold, The Charming Foxtale is ideal for slow-sipping while you contemplate your next sales move. It's bold and polished, with a smooth tequila base. And the Aperol brings a few unique flavors into the mix, including bitter and sweet oranges, herbs, and rhubarb.
This drink is a heavy-hitter. The olive brine meshes nicely with the dry vermouth, delivering a strong dose of saltiness and flavor. It's a martini you drink after you've (metaphorically) climbed a mountain and can see how great it is from the top.
Episode: Paloma


Before you say "I'm not a tequila drinker," try Paloma. Refreshing with all the right notes of tequila and lime juice, this drink is an upscale version of the classic margarita. And the Himalayan sea salt around the rim adds a nice, rosy touch.
Summer's here and that means patio time. This pitcher perfect vermouth-filled cocktail is light enough to drink all day and strong enough that you won't know it until it's too late. Pour that second glass at your own risk.
Citrus and vodka go so well together, and this cocktail is no exception. Add in prosecco and the day is made. A great replacement for the classic mimosa.