Cheers March 2013

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DRINK CULTURE Ruth's Chris Goes Tableside with New Julep Offerings Building on its vintage-inspired cocktails menu launched last year, Ruth's Chris Steak House has unveiled a new signature drinks lineup for 2013 that includes tableside Julep service. The two styles of Juleps offered are a classic recipe featuring Bulleit Bourbon, and a sparkling pear variation with Absolut Citron and Hangar One Spiced Pear vodkas and Piper Sonoma sparkling wine. Servers prepare the cocktails tableside over crushed ice and muddled mint leaves in a traditional Julep cup. Ruth's Chris Steak House, which operates more than 130 upscale restaurants nationwide, has also added several specialty cocktails inspired by classic recipes. These include the Blackberry Sidecar, made with Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac, Cointreau, Fee Brothers Plum bitters and muddled blackberries and the Port of Manhattan, featuring Maker's Mark Bourbon, Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port and Angostura bitters. PRODUCTS: BOURBON Louisville Distilling Company has released Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey, a super-premium whiskey made using 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The whiskey is aged for six years in American new charred oak barrels and finished in Caribbean rum casks for up to 18 months. The 100-proof whiskey is available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 for a 750-ml. bottle. 6 | MARCH 2013 Killer Bee and Hot Licks are two new flavored bourbons available from Independent Distillers USA, the makers of Twisted Shotz. The Killer Bee is a mix of bourbon and honey, while the Hot Licks mixes Bourbon with cinnamon. Both use Woodstock Genuine Kentucky Bourbon.

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