[fusion_text]In 2007 The US Congress actually decreed that September is now National Bourbon Heritage Month.  With the great history of bourbon making in this country, I think it was a great move.  And, in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, I got together with a few of my buddies at Marty’s Martini Bar, a great bar in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, and we created two fun drinks, The Orange Blossom and The Georgia Peach.  Marty’s actually serves 10 ounce martinis, so these are big drinks and they pack a powerful punch.  So, it goes without saying, please drink responsibly.

TheOrangeBlossomThe Orange Blossom

Ingredients

2 Orange Slices
6 oz Bourbon
3 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
6 dashes Lemon Bitters
Splash Cranberry
Orange Wedge and Cheeries, for garnish

Method

Muddle the orange slices in your shaker and add remaining ingredients.  Fill your shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with an orange wedge and a few skewered cherries.

TheGeorgiaPechThe Georgia Peach

Ingredients

6 oz Bourbon
2 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz Roses Lime
6-8 dashes Peach Bitters
Lime Wedge, for garnish

Method

Pour ingredients into a shaker.  Fill with ice and shake vigorously.  Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

MartysSignBig thanks Dave Baricos, my friend, general manager and bartender extraordinaire at Marty’s Martini Bar and my two friends Ryan Eggeling and Stephen Brinkman, who joined me the day we create these drinks.  If you’re in Chicago (or visiting soon), be sure to Check out Marty’s at 1511 W. Balmoral on the north side in the Andersonville Neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

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