What better way to wear away a cold and dank San Francisco Sunday than to experiment with a little bourbon mixology.
Generally I like my bourbons neat, poured over some cold granite whiskey stones. But I was feeling a bit experimental and decided to remix Dave Pickerell’s famed bourbon concoction: the Summer Breeze.
- 1 part Maker’s 46 (but any Bourbon or TN/KY whiskey will do)
- 1 part Bundaberg ginger beer
- The juice of half a mandarin orange
- Served over 2 Earl Grey ice cubes (brewed strong!)
- Garnished with a cinnamon stick, mandarin orange wedge, and a sprig of mint
It’s bitter, earthy, and spicy with zings of citrus and mint. The Earl Grey adds a warm taste dimension to the whole mix. If you’re not into freezing your tea, just steep the a tea bag in 1-2 oz. of straight bourbon while gently muddling it for 20 seconds. Doing this will allow the alcohol to solubilize the Oil of Bergamot to create an awesome Earl Grey-bourbon infusion!
Enjoy! Leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite drinks are.