After 3 to 4 months straight of 95-degree heat here in Florida, I can’t be any happier to see it cool down. More importantly though, it's porch drinking season around here. I spent so much time building the perfect backyard patio to hang out on and instead I’ve avoided it all Summer so now it’s time to break out the bourbon, enjoy some football and relax. Speaking of bourbon, our friends over at Basil Hayden’s have been sending over a lot of tasty recipes and we wanted to share this one with you. It’s an autumn inspired whiskey sour, and it’s perfect for the cooler weather. Give it a try and let us know what you think.


Basil Hayden’s Autumn Sour

By Jon Feuersänger (Denver, CO)

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • 1 part Fresh Lemon
  • 3/4 part Honey
  • 2 dashes Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 sprig of Charred Rosemary (for garnish)*

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Serve neat or on the rocks. Garnish with a sprig of Charred Rosemary.

*To char the rosemary sprig, place it over an open flame (either on a grill or stovetop) and rotate for 5-10 seconds until herb begins to smoke and brown slightly.

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