Today’s Cocktail Advent Calendar is a real simple one, the Bourbon Furnace. I like to imagine this was a cocktail that originated as: bourbon, “instead of a,” furnace because this warms you up without changing your heating bill. Long story, but to keep it short, I didn’t have heat one year in college, I drank pan warmed Jack Daniels and decaf Earl Grey tea to get to sleep at night. Tucking into to a bourbon in the cold really warms you up.
The Bourbon Furnace
- 1.5 oz Bourbon
- 5 oz Apple cider
- .5 oz Allspice dram
Pretty easy to pull off, but the house spiced cider at Rob Roy is not to be missed. This warm glass of bourbon love makes me think about having one out in the cold. It is rough time of year for anybody that has to be outside a lot and having a furnace seems an amazing luxury to have on the cheap. Feeling the cold mix with the cheer and again sadness, of the season, this cocktail makes me think of the Roy Orbison tune “Pretty Paper,” a tear in your toddy holiday song about being out in the cold.
Not every garnish tonight is going to be a flaming apple, but every cocktail will still be made with love.