I'm known for bringing batched cocktails to parties. A holiday get together this Sunday was no exception. I'd had the Faretti biscotti for quite a while and hadn't really been happy with any of the results, but I paired it with the Solerno Blood Orange liqueur and some black walnut bitters and it tasted like a plate full of holiday cookies. The Biscotti liqueur has a very buttery and pastry-like mouth-feel on it so it doesn't always play well with others, but paired in this combination, it works wonders.
Here's instructions for a single cocktail. To make a batch for an empty boubon bottle, just convert the ounces to cups and multiple the bitters by 6.
Santa's Cookie Plate
1.5 oz bourbon
1 oz Faretti biscotti
0.5 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur
2 dashes black walnut bitters
5 drops Tiki bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir to combine until well-chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice, a fancy cherry or your favorite holiday cookie. If you leave one out for Santa, chances are he won't leave. Cheers!
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!