The Bourbon GaryOctober 11, 2011
After a long night and a hard sleep, there isn’t much better than a good Bloody Mary. The problem…most Bloody Marys just aren’t that good. Too weak and too thick are my normal complaints but when done well, the spicy savory cocktail can kick you right back into gear. But fall is apple season in these parts…
Bourbon may not be your first choice for your first drink of the day, but my Bourbon Gary may just change that. The vanilla and molasses notes of a good bourbon go perfectly with some fresh pressed apple cider and the addition of cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper take this cocktail over the top. For a little salty pairing, a skewered cube of white cheddar cheese is a perfect garnish. Trust me, this one is gonna make you feel good…damn good!
The Bourbon Gary:
1 1/2 oz bourbon (I prefer Bulleit)
3 1/2 oz fresh pressed apple cider
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
pinch of cardamom
In a cocktail shaker add the bourbon and the spices. Let sit for 1 minute. Add the apple cider and stir. Pour over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a skewer of sharp white cheddar cheese.