In the first of our new series ‘Cocktail of the Month’ we’ve teamed up with Graham and Andrew at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor to bring you a seasonal drink, which is certain to tickle the taste buds!
Graham used the bones of a Manhattan to create a comforting set of flavors to keep the winter chill at bay. The caramel, fruit, and spice flavors from the bourbon and rum create a sturdy, warming base for the drink and the spiced pear liqueur brings a dimension of flavor that feels autumnal and tames the stronger base spirits. The end result is a deep, amber colored drink perfect for sipping.
The Empire's New Clothes
1.25 oz. W.L. Weller Special Reserve bourbon
0.5 oz. Smith & Cross Navy Strength Jamaican rum
0.25 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
0.25 oz. sweet vermouth
Two dashes Angostura orange bitters
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir thoroughly (about 20 seconds), strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with a caramelized orange wheel.
Floyd’s Thirst Parlor
Monday-Saturday, 3 PM- 1 AM