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Summertime Sipping: Bourbon Cocktails Will Get You in the Spirit

Bourbon is having a moment. Not only does the spirit pair well with summer barbecue, but a bottle of the good stuff makes a great gift idea. 

WUSF's food podcast, The Zest, recently visited the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa for a mixology lesson with Nate Wilson, director of spirits for Bern’s Steak House and its sister properties, including the Epicurean. Wilson explained the bourbon basics, offered tips for choosing an affordable-yet-impressive bottle of the spirit, and shared some easy bourbon cocktail ideas.

You can find Nate’s recipes for the bourbon cocktails BLT and Orange You Glad It’s Summer at TheZestPodcast.com.

"I host a food podcast" is a great icebreaker at parties.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.