Meet the Fall Maraschino Bourbon
Is it just me or does bourbon make everything feel like fall?
Well, good news for us all – it IS fall! It felt like it would never get here, but now it is and it already feels like winter is right around the corner.
Don’t worry, we won’t mention the ‘w’ word again. Not, at least, until it’s actually here. Back to the cocktail! Bourbon can be an acquired taste, and I’ve really come to love it. Give me a good bourbon cocktail and I’m happy. I think I like them so much because I generally eat and drink quite slowly, and if I’m drinking bourbon, I’m most likely sipping on it. That’s a strong spirit to drink quickly!
And, as you’d imagine, this is a cocktail for slow sipping. It’s fairly strong considering nearly everything in it is alcoholic. Let’s just say the Fall Maraschino Bourbon is a cozy cocktail for sipping on at home. Doesn’t that sound so great? A chilly evening at home wrapped in blankets, sipping on a fall-inspired floral cocktail, and snacking on some cheese – because cheese is the best.
If this piques your interest, here’s how to make your own!
Fall Maraschino Bourbon
2 parts bourbon
1 part Luxardo
1/2 part Grand Marnier
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of cloves
Dried rose petals (for garnishing)
1. Combine bourbon, Luxardo, Grand Marnier, Angostura Bitters, and allspice in a tumbler or tall glass.
2. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Let sit for a few minutes.
3. Add one ice cube to each coupe glass.
4. Strain mixture into glasses.
5. Garnish with rose petals and cloves.
Easy as pie, right? Now if only every night could include this Fall Maraschino Bourbon. What does your ideal fall evening look like? I need to soak it all in before the leaves are long gone!
Please note: This post originally appeared on Alice’s Table.