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The Big Game calls for big drinks, and what pairs great with some smash mouth football? Why, a Whiskey Smash of course! Perfect for a Host Whiskey Freeze Glass.   This cocktail has been around almost as long as American Football.  For people not fond of whiskey, the Smash is a great gateway drink to try.   It actually works amazingly well with any spirit.  We have two recipes tailored to the teams in the game.  Let's look at our starting lineups.

IMG_1980The Philly Smash

The Philly Smash is a fruity smash with a touch of the Italian liqueur Averna.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey

1/2 oz. Averna

1/4 oz. lime

1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)

4 fresh, seasonal berries

Crushed ice

Garnish: skewed raspberry, 2 drops of mezcal

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle berries with simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients, pack glass with crushed ice, give a quick stir and garnish.

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Boston's Famous Eastern Standard Bar's Whiskey Smash

Eastern Standard Bar has served thousands of this famous cocktail and it does not disappoint!

Ingredients

2 oz. Your favorite bourbon

1 oz. simple syrup

5 mint leaves

1/2 lemon, cut into quarters

Mint sprig, for garnish

Directions: Muddle mint, lemon, and syrup in a mixing glass. Add the bourbon and dry shake. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass over a tea strainer, making sure to squeeze the remaining liquid from the pulp into the glass. Fill with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig.

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Tequila Tequila in our favorite FREEZE HOST glasses.
IMG_6260Can you believe we missed #NationalTequilaDay?! We can't.. so in light of the season changing and the holiday weekend right around the corner, we are breaking out the tequila one last time for the perfect cocktail in our HOST FREEZE cocktail glasses. 


Although these particular glasses (pictured above) are designed to keep your whiskey chilled, they work perfectly for all cocktails. We'll just chalk that knowledge up to experience. (wink, wink)  
without further ado..  


THe Perfect Paloma Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 shots of tequila (we used Patron Silver)
  • juice of half a ruby grape fruit
  • 1/2 shot of agave syrup or sugar syrup
  • about 75ml club soda
  • a squirt of fresh lime juice (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the grapefruit juice, tequila and sugar syrup until well mixed.
  2. Pour into your frosted HOST cocktail glass and top with soda water. You can also add a squirt of lime juice, and rim the glass with salt, if you wish.

NOTES

If you are wanting to reduce your sugar intake, simply leave the sugar out. Its less sweet but delicious.

Tequila, Tequila. Enjoy!  

Here are A few more FREEZE HOST glasses to choose from.

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