When your best friend teaches elementary school school, sometimes her "Son of a Bitch!" comes out "Son of a Biscuit Eater" after a few whiskies. I'd gotten a bottle of Naked Biscuit, a product of Nashville Craft Distilling while on a visit down South. It's an unaged distillate made from sorghum. Given the name of the spirit, I wanted to use it to make a cocktail with the word "biscuit" in it.
I thought about what sorts of tastes I associated with biscuits, and came up with honey and blackberry jam, two of my favorite toppings for biscuits. The taste was a little too sweet for me, so I added a dash of lemon juice to balance it out.
Son of a Biscuit Eater
1 oz Naked Biscuit Sorghum Liquor
1 oz bourbon
1/2 oz honey
1/2 oz lemon
1 barspoon blackberry jam
2 dashes peach bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for at least 30 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with lemon peel expressed over the drink.
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!