Those last two gin drinks that I was mildly obsessed with were really just a fling; bourbon is my real love. Gin is refreshing and all but it cannot compare to the rich, warm flavors of a
good bourbon. This drink to me is the best of both worlds; it has that smoky richness of the bourbon with the bright acidity of the lemon. The maple adds a really nice roundness without making it too sweet and then that little hit of cayenne at the end that provides a nice little burn to the finish. I know there are still quite a few people out there who don’t like bourbon, a concept that is still rather difficult for me to wrap my head around, but little by little I am converting everyone I know into bourbon lovers. I plan on making fetch happen and it starts with you giving this drink a chance.
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 3 ounces lemon juice
- 1 ounce maple syrup (the real stuff, not the one that comes in a bottle shaped like a woman)
- cayenne pepper
- In a shaker filled with ice combine the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper.
- Shake to combine and strain into tumbler glasses filled with ice.
- Finish with a pinch of cayenne pepper on top.