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Spiced Bourbon Cocktail

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz spiced Bourbon (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp Thyme Infused Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • Luxardo cherries
  • orange peel for garnish twist  
Spiced Bourbon
  • 3 cups bourbon (We’re using Longbranch, but any bourbon will work)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp whole cloves
Thyme Infused Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 cup raw or organic sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 sprigs of fresh thyme

Instructions

  • In an ice filled shaker, combine the spiced bourbon, thyme infused simple syrup, and orange juice. Shake very well.
  • Fill a rocks glass with ice and place two Luxard cherries on a cocktail pick, place in glass.
  • Give the shaker one more quick shake and strain over the glass filled with ice.
  • Add an orange twist for garnish and serve.
Spiced Bourbon
  • In a mason jar add the 3 cups of bourbon and 1 ½ tablespoons of whole cloves.
  • Let the cloves sit in the bourbon for a full 24 hours.
  • Strain the cloves from the bourbon keeping a few to add back in the jar or bourbon bottle. So, you can distinguish the spiced bourbon. Can store for several months.
Thyme Infused Simple Syrup
  • In a small kettle, over medium heat, combine the sugar and water. Let simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved in the water.
  • Add the 10 sprigs of fresh thyme and let simmer in the water for 10 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off the kettle and let cool completely. Strain the thyme from the liquid and pour into a jar. Keep refrigerated for 2-3 weeks.
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