Sunday, June 15, 2014

A drink a dad could get behind

Ah, Father's Day.  A day of brunch, relaxation and celebration of half our parentage.  And the father of your kids if you happen to have kids.  A masculine drink is called for, but I do like to mix it up and go for offbeat riffs on the classics.  So, the Rumblefashioned was born.  I may not be the first to make it, but I would love to take credit for the name!  It sounds like an old timey gang fight, and what could be more masculine than that?!?!?

Credit Balcones Rumble, a curious distilled liquid from the folks at Balcones Distillery in Waco TX who also bring you in very limited amounts, a single malt to beat the peat of the commonwealth.  The Rumble is a truly Texas creation, with turbinado, honey and fig in the mix.

I played along with the darker sugar tastes, and muddled some turbinado, Angostura Bitters, and orange slice, then added 2 oz of Balcones Rumble and garnished with a Luxardo Marasca Cherry.  Heaven.