1 1/4 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
1/2 oz Dry Orange Curacao
1/2 oz Clear Creek Cherry Liqueur
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Raw Honey Syrup (2:1 Raw Honey to room temp water)
1 small sprig of Rosemary
Place all ingredients and a small sprig of Rosemary in a shaker with ice and shake briefly. Strain into a rocks glass on the rocks. Garnish with the Rosemary speared Luxardo Cherry. Then liberally apply Chocolate Bitters over the top of the drink.
The Shivaree (an old-fashioned term for the clamorous serenade given to newlyweds) incorporates ingredients to romance your beloved (or yourself).
The aromatic play of Chocolate and Rosemary as you approach the drink really makes an impact. On the palate these notes are echoed but play with the more prevalent flavors of the Bourbon and Cherry Liqueur. The real key to making the drink pop is making sure the Honey comes through. Err on the side of a sweeter in this cocktail to show off the warm flavors.
Creator: James Hensley