The Old Natchez Road is the road the Belle Meade Plantation was originally on way back when. This road leads you all the way to New Orleans.
This drink is a combination of complimentary flavors that are accentuated my mirroring notes to maintain balance and definition. The Bourbon, apple juice, honey, tea and ginger beer are all complimentary while the lemon, cardamom, spicy Rye content of the Bourbon and bitters separate the flavors to bring complexity while still complimenting the main flavors of the drink.
Cardamom Tea: The goal is a tea with a note of cardamom, just a little. Too much will overtake the other flavors in the cocktail. If you are making a gallon of tea just rack open two cardamom pods and put them in to the tea when you add your tea bags as it steeps. Remove the pods when you remove your tea bags.
2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
2 oz Cardamom Infused Luzianne Iced Tea
1 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Honey syrup (honey thinned 3:1 with warm water)
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
1 splash Ginger Beer
Build in a Collins glass over ice. Top with a splash of Ginger Beer, stir with a bar spoon or straw, and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Creator: James Hensley