What I’m drinking this fall.
Last Saturday, IZ and I played hooky and ran off to Portland for the day. Â We ended up Â at 23 Hoyt for appetizers and I ordered this amazing drink that I just had to come home and replicate.
I’m a huge fan of drinks that don’t try too hard. If you have to use Â 15 Â ingredients to make it work, I’m not going to bother. I just don’t keep that kind of alcohol on hand. What I love about this particular drink is that it’s Â straight forward and it’s main ingredients are things I already have in my kitchen. It’s not too sweet and it doesn’t overpower either—it’s effortlessly refreshing. I like effortless!
I’m not a hundred percent certain this is the exact concoction, Â since I couldn’t find a recipe for it on google. But IZ seems to think this is pretty close. Â So, here you go. . . Enjoy!
2 parts Bourbon (the better you use, the better your drink. With exception to true top shelf Bourbon. That should be for sipping, not mixing into cocktails. Ahem.)
1 part honey
1 part fresh Â squeezed lemon juice. I used plain lemons, but I’d love to try this with a Meyer!
Mix until honey dissolves. Old school would be to put this into a cocktail shaker with the ice and shake your Â booty. But I think that waters down the bourbon.
Pour over a glass full of ice. (You should probably strain it at this point, but I don’t because I like the pulp.) Top with lemon slice. Â Enjoy.