Well, in honor of the 3rd season of Boardwalk Empire, we are drinking the hard stuff. Yum!
I have already given a monologue on my love for bourbon, so I won't wax rhapsodic on its merits any further. Except to say, this is a wonderful drink!
This is one of my first exercises in mixology. Aside from knowing what flavors were likely to go together, I had no recipe. I mixed, I scored!
After tasting his first sip, Everett called it love in a glass. It seemed fitting. So there you have it....
Makes 2 cocktails:
4 oz bourbon (we used Makers Mark first round, Bulleit second round - we both preferred Bulleit)
1 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
2 oz Cherry Stomp (fresh cold pressed cherries and apples) - see photo
juice of one lemon
4 dashes cherry bitters
splash of lemon bitters
Shake with ice, serve on rocks (I used my giant ice cubes), garnish with a cherry
It is tart, rich, spicy and sweet.