A Sweet Soft Southern Thrill

Bulleit 10 year is full of vanilla, oak and rye grain notes that rise to the occasion when paired with maple, cinnamon and a surprise of latin spice. Starting off like a ‘lamb’ and leaving your palate like a ‘lion’ smoked apple cider tames each flavor adding a bit of subtle smoky, sweetness to balance off each flavor.

  •  2 oz Bulleit 10 year
  • .5 oz Maple-Habanero Syrup
  • 3 oz Tilted Shed Smoked Apple Cider
  • two dashes orange bitters

Put all ingredients in a beaker with ice. Stir well. Fine stain into a mason jar. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

 Maple-Habanero Syrup

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • one cinnamon stick
  • half a habanero pepper cut lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon macadamia nut honey

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of water. Bring liquid up to a boil for a minute. Reduce heat to a simmer. After five minutes remove habanero peppers with a spoon. Let simmer for five more minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, let cool and strain syrup into an airtight container.

My good friends started “The Tilted Shed Ciderworks” distillery. The amount of TLC they put into their cider is unbelievable and it absolutely shows in the cider. Please take a moment to check them out – The Tilted Shed Ciderworks