Fall Maraschino BourbonSeptember 20, 2017
Considering our love for flowers, naturally we find a way to infuse flowers into nearly everything. So does our friend Gabi Valladares of By Gabriella. And, this week is no different. In fact, Gabi stirred up a fall-inspired coupe cocktail with - you guessed it - fall flavors and some dried rose petals
"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
- Combine bourbon, Luxardo, Grand Marnier, Angostura Bitters, and allspice in a tumbler or tall glass.
- Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Add one ice cube to each coupe glass.
- Strain mixture into glasses.
- Garnish with rose petals and cloves.
"Easy as pie, right? All it takes is a bit of mixing and waiting, and boom - your fall night in just got even better. Enjoy!"