Product Type: 7 Syrup
Spirits: Amaro
Spirits: Bourbon
Season: Bourbon Heritage Month
Season: Fall
Season: Holidays
Season: Special Events
Season: Winter
Flavor Profile: Balanced
Flavor Profile: Complex

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.


2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Apple cider reduction (boil regular apple cider until it is reduced by half)
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz Cynar
.5 oz 7 Syrup
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.