As the days are getting colder and the nights downright freezing, I wanted to create a drink that cut through the temperatures and warmed people up from the inside. It needed a whiskey base which I paired with our in-your-face Ginger Simple Syrup (you can find all our Simple Syrup recipes here) and added some tartness with lemon juice. I then rounded it out with heavy touch of Absinthe.
Although my goal was to make a strong, whiskey dominated drink, it doesn’t come off that way at all. In fact, the drink is amazingly smooth. I give some of the credit to my whisky of choice, Buffalo Trace, but also to the offsetting taste of the ginger and lemon. The Absinthe just adds complexity and, while a little heavy-handed in the drink, works well.
Winter Warmer Cocktail Recipe
- 2-1/2 oz Bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace)
- 1/2 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/4 oz Absinthe
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake until cold. Serve straight up in a rocks glass.