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Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade

Just in time for summer, it’s a Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade recipe made with WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye. Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are downing these perfect for poolside-sipping cocktails in our latest episode. Julie shares some interesting facts about lemonade’s role in medieval history, while Phil gives facts about the history behind WhistlePig PiggyBack. 

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How does a copper mule mug make your drink taste better?   Why do some whiskeys taste smoother than others?  And how do you strain your cocktail if you don’t have a strainer?   On every episode of The Mix, host Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo dig into mouthwatering drink recipes that you can make at home, all while digging into facts and answering questions about your favorite spirits.   Scroll down for recipes from each episode and share your cocktail photos with us by tagging us @atlantaeatstv and using #themixga. 

Meet Your Hosts

julie smith

Julie Smith is an Emmy award-winning television and radio host, voice actor, and former news reporter.

phil armijo

Phil is an accomplished film, commercial
& TV actor with over 20 years of bartender/mixology experience.

Recipes

Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade

https://youtu.be/SB1SsFxlLmo Just in time for summer, it’s a Blueberry Mint Rye Lemonade recipe made with WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye. Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are downing these perfect for poolside-sipping cocktails in our latest episode. Julie shares some interesting facts about lemonade’s role in medieval history, while Phil gives facts about the history behind

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Spanish Gin & Tonic

https://youtu.be/F8GJvrOzOEA It’s a fresh Fords Gin Spanish Gin and Tonic recipe just in time for summer!  Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are ginning up some interesting facts about the classic spirit made from juniper berries.  Get a wine glass ready and your favorite aromatics to customize the drink yourself – or follow along

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Chili Lime Margarita

https://youtu.be/UQ9Af6Jo4NQ A Chili Lime Margarita recipe just in time for summer!  Get your salt and spices mixed, the rim of your glass ready and the lime squeezed – we’re making margaritas.  Host Julie Smith avoids the spicier stuff, but mixologist Phil Armijo is going to make her a perfectly balanced drink she’ll love.  Make sure

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Ruby Red Paloma

https://youtu.be/R9sOXjLBXS0 It’s a Ruby Red Paloma Recipe with Herradura Silver Tequila for Cinco De Mayo! Host Julie Smith is digging into a flight of Herradura from Mixologist Phil Armijo, and learning the subtle and not so subtle differences between Herradura’s silver, reposado, and Anejo tequilas. Then, they dig into a perfect-for-summer Ruby Red Paloma recipe

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The Woodford Spire

https://youtu.be/RWSqrbhoNGI We’ve got a Woodford Spire recipe for your Kentucky Derby celebrations this year! Made with Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, the spire is that perfect mix of sweet, sour and smoky spice for day drinking. Plus, you can hear about Julie’s experiences at the derby, which the hometown Louisville lady

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The Urban Bourbon Manhattan

https://youtu.be/rFQ71Wdeu3c Bring on the Bourbon! We’re making an Urban Bourbon Manhattan recipe on this episode of the Mix, all while learning about Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and history. Luckily, we have Louisville native Julie Smith to walk us through a bourbon flight, tell us all about her hometown (including details about a ghost named Willie) and

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Season One

Check out our first season of The Mix with hosts Steve Canal and Meggi Hetzel, where you can find lots of additional, delicious cocktail recipes that you can make at home.  And check this website every other Friday for the latest delicious recipes from The Mix.