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Cocktail recipes for your Boardwalk Empire viewing party

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

To celebrate the season premiere of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday, September 25, we created this exclusive Templeton Rye-inspired “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party guide, complete with all the essentials you need to plan and host your own 1920s-inspired get-together. Whether you’re dressing the part in your finest flapper or gangster attire, cooking up your favorite era-appropriate food, or serving up 1920s-inspired cocktails to keep your guests abuzz during the season premiere, we’ve got you covered.

No party is complete without a signature cocktail, and we all know that Nucky’s favorite spirit was rye whiskey, so we asked a few of our favorite mixologists to help us create three 1920s-inspired Templeton Rye cocktails for you to enjoy while watching the season premiere.


Hello, Holy Rollers!
Creator: Joshua Pearson, Head Bartender at Sepia
2 oz. Templeton Rye
¾ oz. Barolo Chinato
¾ oz. Dry White Port
½ oz. Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.



The Templeton Typewriter
Creator: Kris Von Dopek, Libations Program Manager at Duchamp Libations
2 oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Tawny Port
½ oz. Real Maple Syrup
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Build in a mixing glass and stir.
Strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.



The Nucky
Creator: Eric Hay, Wirtz Beverage Illinois
1 and ½ oz. Templeton Rye
1 oz. Cherry Herring Liqueur
½ oz. Luxardo Bitter Liqueur or Campari
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
¼oz. Fresh Orange Juice
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: 2 Luxardo cherries skewered

Build all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake hard for 8-10 seconds.
Double strain into a double old fashioned glass with fresh ice.

Stay tuned for more “Boardwalk Empire” viewing party how-to tips, ideas and inspiration. Next up, era-appropriate food dishes to prep for your party.

TR Cocktail Tutorial: The First Lady

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Michael Killmer, Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago, demonstrates how to make a cocktail he created called The First Lady in honor of Michelle Obama.

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TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Shirley Templeton

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Michael Killmer, Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago, demonstrates how to make a Shirley Templeton.

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Bartender Testimonial: In Fine Spirits in Chicago

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Benjamin Schiller from In Fine Spirits talks about their appreciation for Templeton Rye and demonstrates how to make his signature cocktail.

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TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Templeton Press

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Templeton Rye Brand Manager and Brand Ambassador for Chicago Michael Killmer demonstrates how to make The Templeton Press.

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TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Capone

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Templeton Rye Brand Manager Michael Killmer demonstrates how to make the classic cocktail The Capone.

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TR Cocktail Tutorial: The Manhattan

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Templeton Rye Brand Manager Michael Killmer demonstrates how to make the classic cocktail The Manhattan.

Click here for The Manhattan recipe (plus others), and don’t forget to follow Brand Manager Michael Killmer on Twitter to keep up to date on Templeton Rye events and classic cocktail tutorials in Chicago.

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Trillion of Chicago’s M Lounge: How to make The Mr. President

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Our friend Trillion, a bartender at Chicago’s M Lounge, demonstrates how to make The Mr. President cocktail with Templeton Rye:

Click here for The Mr. President recipe (plus others), and don’t forget to follow Brand Manager Michael Killmer on Twitter to keep up to date on Templeton Rye events and classic cocktail tutorials in Chicago.

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