Cocktail Recipes

Absinthe Father

The Absinthe Father: a bourbon cocktail from Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

This drink made its debut at the popular drinking club 3st of the Month and was such a popular cocktail, we've had countless requests for the recipe.

Created by Ed Kolb (an incredible mixologist and one of our distillers) and Andy Nelson, the Absinthe Father doesn't just have perhaps the coolest name around, but its complexity is rivaled only by downright deliciousness!

You'll need to put a little prep into making the ginger syrup ahead of time. To do this, you'll juice 1 pound of fresh ginger and mix that ginger juice with 1.5 cups granulated sugar until dissolved. Another key ingredient (besides the Belle Meade Bourbon, of course) is the Steen's Cane Syrup.

Creator: Ed Kolb / Andy Nelson

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
.5 oz ginger syrup
.5 oz Steen's Sugar Cane Syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
rinse of absinthe for the glass

method:

Combine all ingredients except the absinthe in a cocktail shaker and shake for 15-20 seconds to chill. Rinse glass with a little absinthe, add a couple ice cubes and strain cocktail into glass.