Bourbon Heritage month, How To

Bourbon Heritage Month, Day 13 – Decorative Gourd Season


Decorative Gourd Season

The first hint of fall in the air, and we are running for the cider cocktails. Summer may be refusing to give up, but cooler temps and all things autumn are right around the corner. #FALLELUJAH This recipe was named after the McSweeney’s article, “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*ckers” that was published in 2009. It sums up our feelings about all things Fall.

The bourbon of choice for this cocktail is 1792 Small Batch. This totally affordable high rye bourbon has all of the caramel and vanilla we love in our bourbon, but also has a spiciness on the finish that holds up well to all that is going on in this cocktail.

Decorative Gourd Season

2 oz 1792 Small Batch Bourbon
1 oz Apple Cider Reduction
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz Cynar
.5 oz. Make & Muddle 7 Syrup Cocktail Mixer
Dash Aromatic Bitters
Lightly salted Apple slice for garnish

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the first six ingredients and shake until cold. Strain contents from the shaker into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with lightly salted apple slice.