On Yearning for the Summer v1: Mixology

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.

The initial concept

The Ingredients:

Maker's 46 not shown. Photo by T.

  • 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

Earl Grey ice cubes. Alternative room temp tincture method is also allowed. Photo by T.

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!

Rinse, dry, and reuse your cinnamon sticks. We won't judge you. Photo by T.

Enjoy! Leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite drinks are.

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7 Responses to On Yearning for the Summer v1: Mixology

  1. As I’m reading your post I’m slurping a mug of Twining’s Earl Grey. Yours looks much more exciting! Fab pics!

  2. Kristina says:

    We’ll have to try that! I love Whiskey Bourbon.

    A fabulous drink that I love for the summer is St. Germaine, Lemon Vodka, and sparkling water. So amazing and refreshing! I’ll have to write about it!

  3. Nikki F. says:

    Looks delish! Definitely going to try this soon!

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