This week’s drink was first inspired by a cocktail called the Brown Derby which is a bourbon based concoction that comes across as pretty sweet and kinda boring. So we added some bitters to it, a more inspired syrup and topped it with some bubbles. The end result; a dressed up version of the original we call The Blue Bonnet.
The Blue Bonnet
1 oz. W.L Weller Bourbon
1 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz honey cinnamon syrup (equal parts honey and water; bring water to a boil, add cinnamon sticks (don’t be shy), let steep until water is muddy brown, add honey and stir. When edges begin to bubble take it off heat to let it cool).
2 dashes Angostura Auromatic bitters
Dry, crisp bubbles such as Segura Viudas Brut Reserva cava
In a mixing glass, build first 4 ingredients. Add ice, shaker tin cap and shake. Strain into your champagne flute and top with bubbles. Needs no garnish. Cheers!