An Introduction to Dr. McGillicuddy's & Dr. McGillicuddy's Cocktail Recipes
Let's dive right into some Dr. McGillicuddy's!
The Beginning of the Dr. McGillicuddy's Brand
Dr. McGillicuddy's has created quite the brand since its start in 1865. You read that right! 1865! For over 150 years, Dr. McGillicuddy's has carried intense, flavorful liqueurs. Made in both Canada and the United States, they've expanded their collection to ten flavored liqueurs, as well as four whiskies to choose from!
Think Wild Wild West! Place yourself there for a moment! Rumor has it, or rather, legend has it, that Dr. McGillicuddy's brand was created by Dr. Aloysius Percival McGillicuddy. At least, this is what the brand website claims. A duel resulted in Dr. Aloysius Percival McGillicuddy winning a saloon. That paved the way for the creation of liqueurs now known as Dr. McGillicuddy's!
Among the flavors, Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur and Dr. McGillicuddy's Cherry are among the best sellers!
Now, the brand is part of the Sazerac Company. Other popular brands under the Sazerac include Buffalo Trace, Weller, Southern Comfort, Myer's Rum, and many others.
Dr. McGillicuddy's Liqueur Flavors
Dr. McGillicuddy's has several different flavors to choose from! These liqueurs ooze with flavor and are very versatile when making cocktails. Enjoy the liqueurs straight, or use them as a base in your cocktail. Either way, you can't go wrong! Here are the ten liqueur flavors that Dr. McGillicuddy's offers:
Dr. McGillicuddy's Whiskeys
There's more than just flavored liqueur. The brand also has a line of flavored whiskeys. So, if you're fond of flavored whiskey, here are the flavors they offer:
- Blackberry Whiskey
- Peach Whiskey
- Apple Whiskey
- Honey Whiskey
What does Fireball Whisky have to do with anything we're talking about? Here's a fun fact that will probably blow your mind as it did mine. Fireball Whisky used to be known as Dr. McGillicuddy's Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
Fireball came about in the 1980s and was initially primarily sold in Canada. It launched in the United States in the early 2000s. Now, it's quite the sensation!
Let's Make Some Festive Cocktails!
I can't leave you without some cocktail recipes! There are so many flavors to choose from, but here are a few to get you started on your McGillicuddy cocktail journey! Now, let's have some drinks!
It's the season for Eggnog, and Mcgillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur is the best-selling flavor! This is the perfect combination for this holiday season! It's simple, easy, and heartwarming! Here's what you'll need:
- 2 parts Eggnog
- 1 part Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur
- Candy canes
Start by taking your serving glass and using crushed candy canes to rim your glass! Once your glass is prepared, add 2 parts eggnog and 2 parts McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur. Stir! Garnish with a candy cane! Serve and enjoy!
Spiked Minty Cocoa
Here's another one that calls for Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur. With the holidays coming up, there are lots of days when hot cocoa will make an appearance. And who doesn't love hot cocoa? Spice it with this Spiked Minty Cocoa recipe! Here's what you'll need:
- Hot cocoa packet
- Milk of your choice
- Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur
- Whip cream
- Crushed candy canes
Get your favorite cocoa mugs out! Start by making your hot cocoa how you usually would, using the milk of your choice! Once your hot cocoa is ready, add your Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Liqueur. Add to taste! Stir! Top with whip cream and some crushed candy canes. Serve, drink up, and enjoy!
Cheery Cherry Cocktail
If you want to make a bright red cocktail that's festive and fun, the Cheery Cherry Cocktail is for you! Here's what you'll need for this holiday cocktail:
- 2 ounces of vodka of your choosing
- 2 ounces of Dr. McGillicuddy's Cherry Liqueur
Get your cocktail shaker out and add your vodka, Dr. McGillicuddy's Cherry Liqueur, and ice! Shake thoroughly, then strain over a serving glass with fresh ice. If you have a cocktail pick, add your cherries to one and use it as a garnish. If not, pop in a few clean cherries. Serve and enjoy!
This cocktail is perfect for the perfect holiday aesthetic. So, if you're trying to be festive, this is the one!
Other Ways To Enjoy Dr. McGillicuddy's Liqueurs
The best thing about flavored liqueurs is how well they adapt to just about any mixer! One example is the raw vanilla liqueur. If you love the taste of vanilla Coca-Cola, add a splash of vanilla liqueur to your Coca-Cola, and that's all there is to it!
The peach liqueur works excellently with a pineapple juice mixer and a splash of triple sec. Or with some orange juice and grenadine.
There are endless options!
Stock Up For The Holiday Season
A flavored liqueur is a delicious way to make some super festive cocktails this holiday season! Spice up your holiday parties with McGillicuddy's liqueur and impress your guests with some jolly cocktails!
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