Bourbon. It’s what’s for…breakfast?
We love bourbon here at EDR. This is nothing new. So while perusing Twitter recently, I came across a tweet from our friends at Wild Turkey asking, “How do you prefer your bourbon? In cocktails or on the rocks?” Delightfully retweeting that we love it both ways, it got me thinking about the new renaissance of cocktails using bourbon. Not the typical Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, and Whiskey Sour we’ve become accustomed to, but new cocktails that bartenders and mixologists are exploring building upon the stable base of good American whiskey. And not only are we getting new bourbon creations to enjoy in the afternoon and evening, but we’re also waking up to them as seen in the below Drink of the Week.
Blood & Honey
- 1.5 oz Wild Turkey American Honey
- 1.5 oz Skyy Infusions Blood Orange Vodka
- .5 oz Lemon juice
- .5 oz Orange juice
- 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Directions: Shake and serve over ice and garnish with orange zest.
If you’re unfamiliar with Wild Turkey American Honey, you should definitely get acquainted. It’s from the father/son distilling duo of Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey Master Distiller and Wild Turkey Associate Distiller respectively). The pair sought ought to create a unique drink suitable for the palettes of men and women. By blending the spicy kick of high-rye Wild Turkey Bourbon aged in oak barrels with pure American honey, the exceptionally smooth liqueur was born. American Honey delivers offering notes of sweet honey, caramel and orange highlighted by spicy bourbon tones. It’s the sweeter, smoother side of Wild Turkey…only with a kick.
So when you’re waiting up this weekend and looking for a jolt to start your morning, don’t reach for a mimosa or Bloody Mary. Wake up to bourbon with Blood and Honey. Cheers!
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