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Honey Winter Bourbon

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Sure, you can enjoy the tradition and flavor of Bottled-in-Bond bourbon neat or on the rocks. But try mixing the one-of-a-kind Kentucky bourbon—made from the oldest continuously run Kentucky distillery under the same ownership according to the rules outlined in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897—with a delicious honey-sage syrup. This homemade ingredient is just the thing to elevate a rare bourbon.


  • 2 oz Bottled-in-Bond bourbon
  • 1 1/2 oz Honey-sage syrup*
  • Garnish: Orange peel, Sage leaf


  1. Pour bourbon and honey-sage syrup over ice.

  2. Twist orange peel over glass to release its oils.

  3. Garnish with the peel and a fresh sage leaf.

  4. *Honey-sage syrup: Add 1 cup water, 1⁄2 cup honey and 10-12 sage leaves to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer for three minutes. Turn off heat and let syrup cool.