My husband gave me the book, The Drunken Botanist, for Christmas. Author Amy Stewart describes, in admirable detail, the various plants that are used to make the basic varieties of alcohol.
Whereas I enjoyed the hundreds of interesting facts throughout the book, I couldn’t wait to get down to trying the drinks recipes. (Of course!)
The Honey Drip Cocktail uses sorghum syrup, a sweet, dark, heavy syrup that has a milder taste than molasses. Mixed with bourbon and Amaretto it makes a drink like dessert in a glass. I’m not sure why it is called Honey Drip other than it is sweet, but I judge not, just drank up.
1/2 ounce sorghum syrup
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce Amaretto
1. Shake all the ingredients over ice and serve in a cocktail glass.
Recipe from The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
Honey Drip, from Toronto based Three Metre Day, not only has the perfect title to accompany our drink, it has a fab, sultry, bluesy cocktail hour vibe.
Check out Three Metre Day on the band’s Website, where you can buy their music.