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Bourbon Gift Guide - Holiday Edition

We’ve got the best bourbon gift guide on our special Holiday Edition of The Mix.  Host Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo kick us off with their favorite holiday traditions – along with some great things to do in Atlanta this time of year.  They then dig into three delicious bourbons – Bardstown Bourbon, known for its revolutionary distillation process, All Nations, which is distilled in Kentucky’s only dry county, and Old Fourth Distillery’s Bottled in Bond Bourbon, which is made by a single distiller, over a single season and aged four years here in Atlanta.  Plus, they debit the age-old question – Fruitcake: yes or no?

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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

Bourbon Gift Guide – Holiday Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MemzxA6gOA0We’ve got the best bourbon gift guide on our special Holiday Edition of The Mix.  Host Julie Smith and mixologist Phil Armijo kick us off with their favorite holiday traditions – along with some great things to do in Atlanta this time of year.  They then dig into three delicious bourbons – Bardstown Bourbon, known

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Siempre Tequila Pink Cranberry Margarita

https://youtu.be/Ff8Hemh6NrUTequila for a holiday?  This Pink Cranberry Margarita is the surprise of the season!  Join Mixologist Phil Armijo and Lifestyle expert Julie Smith as they talk Thanksgiving plans, Christmas decorations, family, and more – along with the recipe for this delicious cocktail with Siempre Tequila and Combier French Orange Liquer.   INGREDIENTS• 2 oz Siempre Plata

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Bardstown Maple Manhattan

https://youtu.be/f8GQv3OvcdcNow that we’ve entered November, host Julie Chen and mixologist Phil Armijo are talking about what they’re thankful for – including Phil’s Maple Manhattan recipe featuring Bardstown Bourbon and Trincheri Dry Vermouth. They revisit the bourbon vs. rye debate before Phil digs in to making his mouthwatering cocktail, which includes pure maple syrup – perfect

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Thunderbird Spicy Sour

https://youtu.be/ETCJTdsTtN4This Thunderbird Spicy Sour Recipe is the perfect cocktail concoction for fall.  With jalapeno slices, a generous amount of lemon and beautifully balanced Smoky Ten Benriach scotch, it’s a great drink to open up those sinuses and enjoy a beautiful fall day.  Speaking of fall – host Julie Smith also shares some of her favorite

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Sauvignon Blanc Flight

https://youtu.be/zxdsZ9hjxLgIt’s the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc tutorial!  Mixologist Phil Armijo and host Julie Smith are firing off facts about the world’s favorite white wine, all while taste testing three delicious brands – Oyster Bay, Matanzas Creek Winery, and Matua.  Why is New Zealand the perfect place to grow Sauvignon Blanc?  What’s one of the best Sauvignon

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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.