I have gotten back into cocktail making and really enjoying it! Trying out and buying new bourbons and different types of liqueurs. This particular cocktail features some of my new go-to brands, Redemption Rye Whiskey and Amaro Montenegro. Amaro is an Italian liqueur composed of herbs and spices and is usually bitter-sweet.
Coming fresh off a quick stay back home in Nola, I went to one of my favorite spots, Compère Lapin. If you are in Nola, check them out! Great food and cocktails galore! Inspiration flowed and this cocktail came to light. It pairs all things that work well together but the secret weapon is…..
Rosemary syrup! I.Love.It. If you are not a fan, you can easily sub it for your regular simple syrup, but why be basic! Cheers y’all!
Whiskey Rosemary Punch
- 4 sprigs rosemary
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
- juice of a lemon
- 4 ounces Amaro Montenegro
- 2 ounces Rye Whiskey
- 2 ounces rum
- 4-5 orange slices
- cranberries for garnish
- 1 apple sliced
In a pot over medium-high heat, add the rosemary, sugar and water. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
Combine the apple cider, lemon juice, amaro, whiskey and rum in a pitcher. Add some of the simple syrup to taste. Add orange slices, cranberries and apple slices. Enjoy!