My go-to party kickoff is a fantastic cocktail. It’s a quick way to set the tone. I love the Brownstoner, which pairs nutmeg-infused bourbon with elderflower and cherry liqueurs. The flavors are perfect for any fall or winter party. Delicious!
2 ounces (1/4 cup) Nutmeg-Infused Bourbon (recipe below)
3/4 ounce (2 Tbsp.) Cherry Heering liqueur
3/4 ounce (2 Tbsp.) St-Germain liqueur
Orange peel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Nutmeg-Infused Bourbon, Cherry Heering, and St-Germain. Shake vigorously, then strain into a martini glass. Twist orange peel over glass to release oils, then add peel to glass and serve.
Makes 1 drink.
Total time: 5 minutes.
In a clean 2-quart mason jar or glass bottle, place 10 whole nutmegs, cracked open. Pour in 1 (750 ml) bottle of bourbon. Cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place. Taste each day until infusion reaches desired intensity, about 5 days. (If it’s too intense, you can dilute it to taste with additional plain bourbon.) Strain through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a clean jar or bottle.