Bourbon: America’s Spirit

Did you miss National Bourbon Heritage Month in September? Don’t worry—it’s never too late for bourbon tasting! Despite having its roots in France, bourbon is known as America’s spirit, and is perfect to add to any drink, or have on its own.

Bourbon Tasting Events

Fitzgerald Bourbon Tasting Event
The Fitz will be hosting our very own bourbon tasting event on Thursday, November 14 from 5-7pm. The tasting will coincide with “Stache Bash” in the Zelda Lounge for Movember, which supports prostate cancer awareness. The Movember movement began in 2003, and involves growing a moustache for the month of November in order to start the conversation about men’s health. Stop by to support the Movember movement and enjoy some bourbon, wings, crakers, and cheese! 

Grand Whiskey Tasting
The Baltimore Whiskey Festival will be hosting their Grand Tasting at The Assembly Room on Saturday, November 23 from 12-4pm. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling, food, a souvenir whiskey glass, and more. For any spirit lover, this event is a must!

Bourbon Cocktail Recipes
With cool fall temps finally here, warm up with a delicious Bourbon cocktail in your Fitzgerald apartment.

Winter Bourbon Smash
Citrusy, refreshing, and just a bit sweet, the Winter Bourbon Smash is the perfect holiday cocktail. To make this drink, you need ice, preserves or jam of your choice, triple sec, orange juice, club soda, and of course bourbon.

Cinnamon Maple Bourbon Sour
This Cinnamon Maple Bourbon Sour is perfect for the season! All you need for this delicious drink is two shots of bourbon, lemon juice, and a shot of cinnamon maple syrup.

Hard Apple Bourbon Cocktail
Put a twist on the classic hard cider with this Hard Apple Bourbon Cocktail. This cocktail is simple to make; in addition to bourbon, you just need cider, cinnamon, raw sugar, and honey for extra sweetness.

Where to Get Bourbon Cocktails Near The Fitzgerald

Sugarvale
Visit one of Mount Vernon’s favorite neighborhood bars for a uniquely delicious bourbon cocktail. The Sad Songs & Waltzes cocktail contains Pinhook bourbon, Laphroig scotch, Cardamaro, dry vermouth, Luxardo Maraschino, and 2×2. Even though “sad” is in the name, you will certainly be happy to have this drink!

Pen & Quill
Pen & Quill serves plenty of specialty bourbon cocktails to suit everyone’s tastes. For a seasonal favorite, try the P&Q Warm Hard Cider with your choice of bourbon, dark rum, or rye whiskey. If you want a refreshing cocktail, try Remembering Fields of Heather, which has bourbon, drambouie, lemon, honey, and orange juice. Lastly, An Italian Wedding is a P&Q signature that is made of bourbon, Braulio Amaro, lemon, simple, and egg white.

We hope you’ll be able to enjoy some of these great cocktails and we’ll see you at our bourbon tasting event on Thursday, November 14th!