Prohibition is over folks!! Thyme has arrived and it’s time to party like it’s 1933! (Yes, I live in my own little speakeasy in my head. Don’t judge me!!)
So hubby and I are raiding the ol’ liquor cabinet post-baby (we’re not heavy or frequent drinkers, I just like to pretend that we are) and in the process, I’ve decided to mess around with some new drinks. Like this one!
This is basically a twist on a Sweet Tea Bourbon cocktail. I am still experimenting with and playing around with different ways to use red clover, and now that my nine months of teetotaling for Thyme are up, blogging about a boozy concoction (or two.. or three) were inevitable. Especially after eyeballing some of the delicious cocktails over at Veganosity! (CLICK HERE to check out this inspiring bloggers cocktail roundup blog post!)
So some of you guys know that I’m a whiskey gal. In fact, a quick search of cocktails on my blog will reveal a predominantly whiskey heavy drink list. In addition to being an all around favorite, bourbon whiskey was pretty much my pregnancy craving. Crazy, right? It became a running joke that when I had my daughter, my husband would meet me in the delivery room with a bottle of whiskey and a gym membership.
As I said, I set out to make a classic Sweet Tea Bourbon, swapping an herbal red clover tea for the sweet tea in the recipe. Some versions of this classic drink call for an orange or lime muddle in the bourbon, but then I thought, HEY!! The organic local veggie co-op basket we get each week had a couple of blood oranges in it…. INSPIRATION!!!
Check it out! The result was visually appealing, (Can a drink be sexy? Because I think this drink is sexy!) and reminds me of a fruity, lighter version of my Cough Syrup Cocktail (CLICK HERE to check that one out).
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Red Clover and Blood Orange Bourbon Cocktail
2 shots of red clover herbal tea
1 shot of bourbon
1 ½ tablespoons of agave nectar
1 wedge of blood orange
Prepare an old fashioned glass with ice cubes, and add the red clover tea and agave nectar. Muddle the wedge of blood orange and the bourbon shot together, and strain into the old fashioned. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and enjoy!
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