East Bound and Down


I love the theme song from ‘Smokey and The Bandit’ almost as much as I love this cocktail. As I have mentioned in the past I run everyday. When its six o’clock in the morning and it feels like there are little weights on my eye lids, because I can’t seem to keep my eyes open, I put this song on my i-pod to get ‘amped’ up. It never fails, within a block or two I am sprinting down the street. Feel free to take a listen; East Bound and Down.

Sassy sarsaparilla adds a surprising element to maple forward George Dickel No. 12. Orange marmalade and Pekoe Sweet Tea soften the bite making ‘East Bound and Down’ not only great for some old-fashioned front porch sittin’ but the perfect cocktail for any occasion.

  • 1.5 oz George Dickel No. 12
  • .5 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur
  • 2 oz Sarsaparilla soda
  • 3 oz Pekoe Sweet Tea
  • 1 bar spoon Orange Marmalade

Add George Dickel No. 12, Stirrings Ginger Liqueur and orange marmalade into a collins glass. Stir until marmalade is dissolved. Add Sarsaparilla Soda and ice. Top with Sweet Tea, stir and garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Pekoe Sweet Tea

  • Six bags of Orange Pekoe tea
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
  • 1 1/2 cup cold water

Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle. Add tea bags and sugar. Stir well until sugar is dissolved. Let steep for ten minutes. Remove tea bags and let cool completely.

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