Many cocktails are made with juice. But the juices you usually find are citrus juices. Lime, lemon, orange...you know, the usual.
But this one uses apple juice. Yup, the stuff kids like. Just simple, tasty apple juice. But when you mix it with Wathen's Bourbon and add a little spice in the form of two special spirits, you get a complex, yet drinkable, cocktail strictly for adults.
The first special spirit is Domaine de Canton. It's a ginger liqueur that goes great with both apples and Bourbon. The second is an ingredient more commonly found in Tiki drinks - Pimento Dram. It's an allspice liqueur that can be overwhelming if you're not careful. But just one little bar spoon is all this drink needs to set it off.
2 oz Wathen's Single Barrel Bourbon
2 oz apple juice
.5 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1 bar spoon pimento dram
strip of orange zest to garnish
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. Express oils from orange zest over the cocktail and drop into glass before serving.