As you probably know, our April 3st of the Month is "all about the grapes." But if you know us, you know we don't really like to take things too seriously (maybe because we're drunk).
So, when Angel's Envy said they were coming back to serve up our members and guests for our April event, we were thrilled.
So why would a bourbon be a good fit for a grape theme? Angel's Envy Bourbon is not just any bourbon. It's finished in port wine casks. YUP! There's the grapes!
But don't go thinking it's just a novelty. The three-six months this 6-year aged bourbon spends chillin' in the 50 gallon French oak port casks gives it a subtle sweetness and exceptional smoothness. The result is definitely something to envy.
For this drink, it seemed only natural to pair it up with some port wine and give it just a touch of silky sweetness with Eli Mason Gomme Syrup and rich cherry syrup from Luxardo Cherries.
cocktail mixing glass
ice ball maker (optional, but ideal)
Combine Angel's Envy with port, gomme and cherry syrup in a cocktail mixing glass. Add ice and stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with an ice sphere or large ice cube and garnish with cherries.