COCKTAILS | A bouquet of Black Roses

BlackRoseThe Black Rose, a variant of the Sazerac and the Jack Rose.

I have been, and will always be, a Scotch man. But I like the Highland amber neat or on the rocks. For cocktails, I find myself increasingly attracted to Bourbon, the most American of spirits.

Since the New Year, Evan Williams and I have gone on a journey. Along the way, we’ve rediscovered the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan and tried new tastes like the Ward 8. Tonight, I selected the Black Rose, a variant of both the Sazerac and the Jack Rose. Like the Sazerac, it calls for Peychaud’s. Like the Jack Rose, there’s grenadine. The end result: a tasty apertif well worth your effort.

• 2 ounces bourbon
• Dashes grenadine
• Dashes Peychaud’s bitters
• Flamed lemon peel

Fill up an Old-Fashioned glass with ice, adding the bourbon, grenadine and bitters. Flame the lemon peel and serve. Enjoy. on Facebook