Sunday while I was at Wigwam Wellness Fest doing downward facing dogs and hip hop aerobics, Dustin was at home doing chores and being the sweetest supporter of my “Drink Up” posts and concocting his very own! He used liquor from our recent Stock the Bar housewarming party, our favorite West Elm tumblers and the best natural light from our dining room windows. He came up with an idea to make drinks from the liquor we got from our friends and give them a thank you shout out. Thanks to Cline and Jonny for this awesome Thirteen Colony bourbon (and the mystery friend that gifted us bottle #2..)
I’m so grateful he enjoys my blogging and even gets involved, soooo grateful! Check out Dustin’s recipe below:
Simple syrup (he made it*, but store-bought is fine too!)
Directions: In the glass muddle and remove the mint (use first two leaves for flavor only, adding in garnish last) then add 1/2 jigger syrup, 2 jiggers of bourbon, couple drops of bitters, a little of cherry juice and then stir around. Carefully place in ice ball, garnish with cherry and mint. Lastly, enjoy!
*Simple syrup recipe- condensed 1 to 1 water to raw sugar boiled until dissolved with cinnamon and cloves
Fun fact: This bourbon is made right here in Georgia! Americus, GA to be exact!