Jim Beam Grand Slam – Saturday Sips

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Jim Beam Grand Slam – Saturday Sips

This rich, refreshing whiskey cocktail is simple to make but complex and deep in flavor.  The Jim Beam whiskey, honey syrup, and lemon juice loads the bases.  The Amaro Averna knocks it out of the park for a grand slam.  

This isn’t the situation for a pinch hitter.  Amaro Averna is very specific in flavor and sweeter than other amaro.  You could substitute but it might result in a strikeout.  Combined with the honey syrup to mellow it out, the end result is herbaceous without bitterness for an 80 grade taste on league minimum salary. 

INGREDIENTS LINEUP

2oz Jim Beam Whiskey

1oz Amaro Averna

.75oz lemon juice

.5oz 2:1 honey syrup*

3 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

BATTING ORDER

Combine all ingredients and shake well with ice until chilled.  Serve over ice or neat.

Stare into the middle distance contemplating why, exactly, you are a fan of this team.  Realize that the Dodgers are still the current World Champions.  Realize that an hour spent watching a baseball game, no matter what the score, it still a pretty good hour to live through.

…..then maybe make another one.  But please, do drink responsibly.

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* Honey Syrup is very easy to make at home.  If you’ve ever made simple syrup, it basically the same procedure. 

1 cup honey

1/2 cup water

Combine honey and water in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium heat until honey is completely dissolved, usually about two minutes.  Do not allow it to boil.  Allow mixture to cool before using in a cocktail.  Half an hour should do the trick.  Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

The Jim Beam Grand Slam was scouted and submitted by Brett Thomas. 

 

Check out previous Saturday Sips like Rally Lemonade or the Shandy Koufax here.

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