Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

September 24th, 2013|

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Pumpkin Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

By: Fork & Stave

Fall is upon us and what better way to get in the Autumn spirit than with a unique cocktail?  For this play on the Old Fashioned cocktail, I infused some W.L. Weller bourbon with Libby’s pure pumpkin mash.  Pumpkin blends very well with the caramel and vanilla flavors of the Weller.  I wanted to incorporate brown sugar as well, so I made some brown sugar cubes.  I included that recipe below, but you [...]

Chicken Honey Sriracha Jalapeño Meatball Recipe

September 21st, 2013|

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Chicken Honey Sriracha Jalapeño Meatball Recipe

By: Fork & Stave

Y’all know that I love spicy things, so when this recipe formulated in my mind, I had to try it out.  The results are delicious…Sweet, Spicy, and Savory.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • 1 Egg Yolk, Beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sriracha Sauce
  • 1.5 Cups of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons of Red Pepper Flake
  • 3 Jalapeños, Stems Removed, Puréed with 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (I like to use red [...]

Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon Review

September 21st, 2013|

Hirsch Bourbon

Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 92 Proof (46% ABV)

Rating: 3 Barrels (3 out of 5)

I ran across this bottle at my local retailer last weekend and I thought I would give it a shot.  I’ve read good things about the Hirsch label, but it’s usually about their older expressions that are well into the triple digit price range.  This particular product from Anchor Distilling Company in San Francisco, California, has numerous accolades including a [...]

Fork & Stave Spicy Jalapeño Potato Gnocchi Recipe

September 11th, 2013|

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 Jalapeño gnocchi in progress (top) and a serving option finished in a skillet with shaved parmesan and Benton’s bacon crumble (bottom).

Jalapeño Potato Gnocchi Recipe

By: Fork & Stave

I grew up with a grandmother that made the most outstanding gnocchi.  They weren’t too heavy or chewy or too light and flimsy…They were just right!  I would think about them [...]

Michter’s US★1 Small Batch Bourbon Review

September 8th, 2013|

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Michter’s US★1 Small Batch Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Batch 13-42

Proof: 91.4 Proof (45.7% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

This is my first experience with a product from 2012 Distiller of the year: Michter’s Distillery.  Like many of you, I’ve been seeing their bottle all over the place lately, so I figured it was time to sample the goods.  It can be difficult to find certain small batch or rare whiskies here in Alabama, [...]

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Review

September 5th, 2013|

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 90.4 Proof (45.2% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked starts life as standard Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon.  When the Distiller’s Select is emptied from it’s original barrel, it is put into a second barrel, made specially for this purpose, at 110 proof for roughly 9 months.  The characteristics of the second barrel include a longer toast and [...]

Nelson’s Green Brier Belle Meade Straight Bourbon Review

September 2nd, 2013|

Belle Meade Bourbon

Belle Meade Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 90.4 Proof (45.2% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

I saw this bourbon for the first time when visiting some friends in Nashville this past Spring.  When I returned home to Birmingham, I saw that it was also available in my local liquor store.  Belle Meade Bourbon is the culmination of the efforts of Charlie and Andy Nelson, two young entrepreneurs.  Their great-great-great grandfather Charles Nelson [...]