Author archives: Benjamin Franks

Happy Hour: Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

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In his drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his recipe for an autumn-themed old fashioned. In my opinion, October is the best month of the year. While [...]

Happy Hour: Whisky Sour

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In a new drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his favorite way to make a whisky sour. The origin of the whisky sour is classic story of threes. The thr[...]

Happy Hour: A Margarita with a Southern Top

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In a new drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. Up first is a classic margarita that can be updated with a unique twist. Blending the Borderlines: A Margarita with a Southern Top [...]