Cocktail Hour: The Bourbon Bomber

A Feteful Life: The Bourbon Bomber

My husband is a big fan of bourbon. He normally drinks it just on the rocks, but I took advantage of some holiday downtime {read opportunity for day drinking with childcare covered} to make a round of these winter-perfect Bourbon Bombers. And another round. And then maybe another. They are full of spice and everyone loved them. You might want to get a triple-sized cocktail shaker ahead of time. You’ll  need it.

The Bourbon Bomber (from the Life Styled)

3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 – 1/2 cup bourbon
1 1/2 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
drop of bitters
pinch of grated ginger
rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes, bourbon, apple cider, agave nectar, allspice, lemon zest, nutmeg and a pinch of grated ginger. Shake well. Strain the drink into a glass filled with ice. Top with a drop of bitters and a rosemary sprig for garnish.
I used 1/4 cup of bourbon in the first batch, which everyone proclaimed to be over-spiced and under-boozed. They like ’em strong, so I went up to 1/2 cup of bourbon per batch thereafter. It cut the spice, but, be careful, they go down super easy and 1/2 cup of bourbon is not for everyone.

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