Autumn Bourbon Sour with Charred Rosemary

October 12, 2016

If you love a good sour cocktail, you’ll love this perfect-for-fall libation featuring Basil Hayden Bourbon, lemon juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, bitters, and charred rosemary. Basil Hayden uses almost twice as much rye as other bourbons, creating its trademark spicy finish. Its rich flavor make it especially delicious in autumn-themed cocktails like this one.  

This unique cocktail can be made with ingredients that are already in your pantry, so whip up a cocktail and enjoy! We even love it served hot like a toddy!

Basil Hayden’s® Autumn Sour
By Jon Feuersänger (Denver, CO)

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
1 part Fresh Lemon
3/4 part Honey
2 dashes Apple Cider Vinegar
1 dash Angostura® Bitters  
1 sprig of Charred Rosemary (for garnish)*

1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass. Serve neat or on the rocks.
3. Garnish with a sprig of Charred Rosemary.

*To char the rosemary sprig, place it over an open flame (either on a grill or stovetop) and rotate for 5-10 seconds until herb begins to smoke and brown slightly.