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Today is World Whisky Day!

SelfishMe travel blog post - World Whisky Day - May 16th

Yes, there is a website dedicated to World Whisky Day full of videos and articles for your learning pleasure.

“Brown Liquor” as my grandmother would generalize about Whiskey, Scotch, and Bourbon has NEVER been a favorite of mine. Nonetheless, I recently purchased a small bottle of Wild Turkey to make a beer bourbon glaze for a ham or mix with a barbecue sauce on some ribs.

Yet to celebrate World Cocktail Day this past Wednesday, I decided to make a simple Apple Jack.

Apple Jack


  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • apple juice
  • mix together according to your taste
SelfishMe travel blog post - Apple Jack

Apple Jack

Simple but good!

This drink can also be served warm using apple cider. I can well remember going to Cleveland, Ohio for the annual Pittsburgh Steelers football games and drinking hot toddies.

SelfishMe travel blog post - Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Basically, these were Apple Jack’s with honey and lemon juice in a thermos and they really warmed you up when the wind from nearby Lake Erie whipped around the stadium. Brrrr!

More Easy Recipes

Despite the fact that I rarely drink the “brown liquors”, I do remember enjoying a Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan in my nightclubbing days and here are the recipes.

Whiskey Sour


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ orange wheel (for serving)
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)
SelfishMe travel blog post - Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Read recipe instructions on Bon Appetit.



  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: brandied cherry
SelfishMe travel blog post - Manhattan


Instructions can be found on

Finally, here’s an excellent Covid-19 article titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Whisky Cocktails – Seven Easy Lockdown Serves to Start“.

I might make another Apple Jack or get more complex…

It’s Saturday; read up and imbibe! Tomorrow, tell me how you drank your whiskey?




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Dani Lew

DaniLew is a podcaster and a retired nomad who loves to slow travel around the world and share her travel stories and personal photography.The Slow Traveling Soul Sister podcast is all about me and my travels around the world for the last 40 years as a solo black woman, My motto: travel nourishes the soul and broadens the mind, but solo travel frees our imagination and builds our Confidence. #slowtravelingsoulsister #GoSeeDoBe

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