I love cocktails and James really loves making cocktails, so 6pm is a fantastic time to be at my apartment. We own a lot of cocktail books but I find many of the recipes are hard to replicate on the fly. I can’t stand when you find an awesome looking cocktail recipe only to discover the list of obscure ingredients and the two week infusion process that needs to take place before you can enjoy the drink. I have included a picture of my bar cart below to emphasize that I have a well stocked bar!
Therefore, I was ecstatic to discover a new cocktail book from two guys in Brooklyn that are not only great recipes but not overly complicated. Better yet the book divides the drinks seasonally, so you can really put your best drink forward. The book is called “Shake: A New Perspective On Cocktails” and is by Eric Prum & Josh Williams. Thus far, we have only tried this one recipe but it was a winner. I really love the book and can’t wait for James to pick the next cocktail recipe to try!
We had this cocktail last night on Halloween thus the festive glassware which I love and got from Fishs Eddy in nyc.
I agree with the guys who did the book this may be the perfect fall cocktail!
The Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour
makes two drinks
3 Shots of Bourbon
1 & 1/2 Shots Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 Shot Dark Amber Maple Syrup
1 Large Sprig of Rosemary (plus 2 small strips for garnish)
1. Crush the Large Sprig of Rosemary in your hand and add it to the Shaker
2. Add the Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Maple Syrup and ice to above the level of the liquid and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
3. Strain mixture into glasses containing large cubes of ice and garnish with remaining Rosemary Spring
*notes* I prefer to make the drinks one at a time therefore I divide the recipe in half. I think this way it better fits in most shakers and you get that really good shake that provides will ice particles.