Well, the whole cutesy name thing I was going for on the blog was rather….cutesy, so I went back to our regularly scheduled titles. Less confusion and frankly, LESS CUTESY. Anyway, today’s libation comes by way of Woodford Reserve™. As I’ve grown older, I have grown to appreciate the complex flavor of bourbon more.
Me drinking bourbon at 25: OMFG!! IT FEELS LIKE I’M DRINKING GASOLINE ON FIRE!!!
Me drinking bourbon at 50: Dayum, baby. Where have you been all my drinking life??
Now, I do tend to sip it slowly, and it does take me a while to finish bourbon served neat. But in a cocktail? I drink it like Water of Life.
- 1½ oz. Woodford Reserve™ bourbon
- 1 oz. Italian aperitif, like Cinzano™ or Campari™
- 1 oz. sweet vermouth
- orange peel
Add all liquid ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir gently until cold. Strain into a cocktail glass, and twist the orange peel to release oils in the cocktail, dropping into drink to infuse. Enjoy the melding of flavors slowly and marvel at the awesomeness that is bourbon 😉