I'm a sucker for the Allspice Dram. It's too strong to use in large quantities, but in small amounts, it can set a drink on fire with a mouth full of baking spices. While the primary flavor is allspice, when I nose or sip it, I get ginger and a little nutmeg and some sweet molasses/vanilla flavors. Pair that with a maple liqueur we found in Nova Scotia last year (The Canadians KNOW how to do maple liqueur - no US brand can compete as far as I'm concerned) and it's a little sweet, a little spicy - in all the right ways. It's like your best friend that has your back, but will definitely kick your ass if you fall down on the job.
Bitter & Spice & Everything Nice
1.5 oz Michter's bourbon
.75 oz Maple Liqueur
.5 oz St Elizabeth's Allspice Dram
Candied Ginger Garnish
Combine cocktail ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir until well-chilled, then strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with candied ginger. Or a gingerbread cookie, if you have one on hand.
Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching cocktails, making cocktails and drinking cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location. For more information about her favorite whiskey group, head over to Bourbon Women and join the women's whiskey revolution!