March 24, 2022

What Should We Have?

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Allie Albanese

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Allie Albanese

A refreshing, no muss, no fuss Bourbon cocktail that’s perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons spent sipping cocktails in the sunshine!

Two amber-colored cocktails displayed in art deco rocks glasses filled with ice, garnished with orange wheels, and sitting on a small, round, wooden tray with a metal cocktail spoon in front of it and a green plant in a gold vase behind it

Happy National Cocktail Day! What are you drinking to celebrate?

Over the weekend my mom and I spent some time looking through my cocktail books and picking out recipes to try. I’ve accumulated quite a few books at this stage, and have such a long list of recipes I want to make that I probably need another lifetime to do it. Some are classic recipes, others are craft concoctions, and some are recipes I may never even be able to source the ingredients for! But nevertheless, my “to mix” list keeps growing as I continue to learn about the ever changing world of drinks.

Yet, my mom and I never know what to have.

Because sometimes there are just too many options to choose from. And other times you simply don’t want to leave the sunny spot you’re comfortably sitting in on the patio to go out and get the ingredients you need.

As was the case this weekend.

So I made due with what my mom had at her house and threw together something I thought she’d like. Since she loves Bourbon and she loves oranges, and since I wanted something light and fresh to pair with the perfect Spring weather we were enjoying, I came up with the following. Aptly named because if I had a dollar for every time my mom and I have posed this question to one another I’d be rich!

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Two amber-colored cocktails displayed in art deco rocks glasses filled with ice, garnished with orange wheels, and sitting on a small, round, wooden tray with a metal cocktail spoon in front of it and a green plant in a gold vase behind it

What Should We Have?

A refreshing, no muss, no fuss Bourbon cocktail that’s perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons spent sipping cocktails in the sunshine!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Orange Juice

¼ oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

2 dashes Orange Bitters

2 oz Club Soda

Garnish: Orange Wheel

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients except for the club soda in the bottom of a cocktail glass and stir together until combined. Fill the glass with ice and top with the club soda. Give the drink another gentle stir and garnish with an orange wheel.

Two amber-colored cocktails displayed in art deco rocks glasses filled with ice, garnished with orange wheels, and sitting on a small, round, wooden tray with a metal cocktail spoon in front of it and a green plant in a gold vase behind it

What Should We Have?

A refreshing, no muss, no fuss Bourbon cocktail that’s perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons spent sipping cocktails in the sunshine!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Orange Juice

¼ oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

2 dashes Orange Bitters

2 oz Club Soda

Garnish: Orange Wheel

Instructions:

Combine all of the ingredients except for the club soda in the bottom of a cocktail glass and stir together until combined. Fill the glass with ice and top with the club soda. Give the drink another gentle stir and garnish with an orange wheel.

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