(courtesy of Lauren and Joe Luby, founders, Two Bitch Spirits in Eureka. Serves 1)
Two Bitch Bourbon paired with maple wood smoke and rich maple syrup creates an irresistible cocktail. We’ve added this gem to our winter cocktail list, but it’s a year-round classic! We find that it pairs exceedingly well with bacon dishes.
2 ounces Two Bitch Bourbon
1 ounce real maple syrup
1 ounce fresh orange juice
Maple wood smoke (or a try a different type of wood — all optional)
⅛ teaspoon orange zest
Orange peel, for garnish
To a shaker, add ice, bourbon, maple syrup, and fresh orange juice. Shake to frost. Strain into rocks glass over block of ice or into your favorite cocktail glass. Smoke with maple wood for 15 seconds or per your smoker’s instructions (this step is optional). Sprinkle with fresh orange zest, garnish with orange peel, and serve.