Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Christmas Eve Bourbon with Jory Hutchens of Jericho Woods

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Christmas Eve Bourbon with Jory Hutchens of Jericho Woods

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

Christmas is all about family. I have a lot of fond memories of sitting around the fire with my family. It’d be hard to pick a specific moment as my favorite memory, but my favorite part of Christmas is playing fiddle tunes with my Dad. 

What’s your idea of a good Christmas Dinner?

My family cooks mostly southern food, so my Christmas favorites are country ham, turkey, tons of egg noodles, Grandma’s yeast rolls, Mom’s Snickerdoodle cookies, and my brother’s prized brisket. 

Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

One Christmas album that I have strong memories of is a strange old record called “Tijuana Christmas.” It was the only Christmas album my Dad’s family had growing up, so he shared that with us. 

Do you have any favorite traditions or favorite movies for the holiday season?

It’s not Christmas time until I watch “A Christmas Story.” This time of year, I think I could watch that movie on repeat. 

What’s been your favorite album of 2016?

The band Mona came out with “In The Middle” – EP, and John Clay released “Now It’s Time” – EP. Both bands are good friends, and I think they’ve really put out some good music this year. 

What are your hopes for 2017? Any exciting plans?

I’m currently building a new house with my girlfriend, so I’m sure that will be a lot of my focus in 2017. However, it’s looking to be a huge year for Jericho Woods. I’m really excited to get out on the road and play the music I love with my brothers in the band. 

The holiday season brings the best parties and time together with friends and family. What is your signature Christmas Cocktail recipe that you will be serving?

My favorite Christmas (or anytime, for that matter) cocktail would have to be Bourbon with a splash of Ale8. For those who don’t live in Kentucky where Ale8 is sold, they can substitute with a splash of ginger ale. As far as your bourbon, I would recommend Knob Creek Single Barrel. We love it so much, we bought a whole barrel. Only in Kentucky.



Jericho Woods was beyond proud to be chosen by Kentucky Living magazine readers as the “Best Currently Performing KY Musical Group.” The news came just a few days before they were also select by Hard Rock from the 7,000 applicants to become one of five finalists in the Hard Rock Rising Competition which they won on June 1st in Louisville. This five person group is currently on the road promoting their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt which premiered in the Top 8 on the Billboard Heatseeker Charts and in the Top 25 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. To date, they have been featured in the following: BillboardCMA Close UpKentucky LivingMusic Row, Nashville Country Club, Nashville Music Guide, The Daily Country and the Amplifier.  They are endorsed byRisen AmpsNS Design and MJC Ironworks. Members: Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals), Jory Hutchens (fiddle), Dustin Spencer (drums) and Stan Nickell (guitarist). They are currently in the studio with Grammy Award winning Skidd Mills (Sister Hazel, Skillet & Third Day).



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