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Bootstitch cocktail

Firestone & Robertson

The name of this drink from Firestone & Robertson, a craft distillery in Fort Worth, Texas, refers to the method in which boots are sewn in a particular pattern, reflecting the bootmaker’s brand. “Sours are great balanced cocktails that can be served at any occasion, season or time of day and easily manipulated into a host of flavors,” says Jason Shelly, the distillery’s resident bartender, who suggests experimenting with jalapeño, as in this cocktail, or fruit flavors such as berries. “What makes a perfect Whiskey Sour is the balance of fresh ingredients,” he says. 

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Easy Whiskey Sour Twists to Make Right Now.”


  • 6 slices jalapeño pepper (adjust amount to taste)
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 2 ounces blended whiskey (such as Firestone & Robertson TX)
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig


  1. Add the jalapeño slices and agave nectar into a shaker and muddle. 

  2. Add the whiskey, juices and ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a highball glass over crushed ice.

  4. Garnish with a rosemary sprig, torched if desired.