Know what's selling these days? Whiskey. That's right -- good old-fashioned bourbon whiskey. Just flying off the shelves. Have the blues over your bills? Drink down a bottle and be ready to kill. Or just pass out. While top-shelf vodka, tequila, and rum dominated the last few years, whiskey sales are red hot
. Makers Mark and Jack Daniels are selling well, and sure, those are fine drinks. But when contemplating washing dishes at a greasy spoon for extra cash, you might want to go cheap with my personal favorite: Early Times (for better times!). But if brown liquor isn't your thing, all is not lost.
Try the Recessionary Storm created by John Sherman, beverage director of New York’s STK.
● 1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff blueberry vodka
● 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
● 1 ounce fresh sour mix
● 3 blackberries
Muddle blackberries in a mixing glass, add booze, mix, and ice; shake and serve in a chilled martini glass. Ignore your dwindling bank account. Enjoy.