Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kentucky Autumn

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.


  1. Thanks for the nod! I got a good chuckle out of reading this.

  2. Bulleit Whiskey is great, got some for my bro for his birthday. The Kentucky Autumn is good as well!

  3. Thanks for the comments, keep them coming and spread the word about the blog.