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What is an average red blooded American who happens to blog about and review whiskey on a regular basis to do when his home is blanketed under over a foot of soft, fluffy, white, COLD snow?

Make a cocktail with it…out of bourbon, of course.

I sort of winged this one based on what I had available in the Modern Thirst compound.  It’s sort of a cross between a snow cone, a bourbon sour, and a whiskey grenadine.  So it’s a Snourbon Grenadour…or something.  Who cares?  It was tasty.Snocktail - Ancient Ancient Age


Snocktail 2You’ll need:

  • Bourbon (I chose Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star)
  • Orange Juice
  • Sour Mix
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Snow (crushed ice will work for those of you not living in the Arctic Tundra that is Kentucky at the moment)
  • Ice

To Prepare:

1. In the shaker, combine:Snocktail 4

  • 1 Part Bourbon
  • 2 Parts Sour Mix
  • 1 Part orange juice
  • .5 Parts Grenadine
  • 1 More Part Bourbon
  • A few Ice Cubes (for the shaker)
  • Maybe a little more bourbon

2. Shake well.

3. On the side, get a handful of snow and make as dense and tightly packed snowball as you can make.  Place in rocks glass.

4. Pour Shaker over snow balls.

Snocktail 3

5. Add 2 Maraschino Cherries.

6. Maybe splash it with just a touch more bourbon.

7. Enjoy!  Cheers!



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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for, and the President and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at

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