|Maker's Mark 46 works really well here.|
|Stud the orange with whole cloves for added flair and great aroma.|
For my first post I decided to give you a drink that I recently put together. I figured the weather is getting a little colder and it’s time to make a drink that warms you up, and incorporates some seasonal flavors that we can all love and enjoy. Oh and by the way it wouldn't be right if I didn't mention that my Dad came up with the name for this one so thanks Dad.
1 ½ oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (I like Bulleit, also try Maker's Mark 46)
½ oz Spiced Simple Syrup (see below)
½ oz fresh squeezed orange juice, also try clementine juice
2 dashes Fee Brothers Plum Bitters
For simple syrup place 1 cup of water and 1 cup of fine sugar in a small saucepan. Add 1 tbsp of whole all spice, 1 tbsp whole cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks. Bring water to a boil, stirring occasionally. Allow simple syrup to cool and keep refrigerated. Will keep for up to a week.
Place all ingredients in an ice filled shakier and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a large piece of orange peel or try the studded orange wedge.