The Porkchop Cocktail

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A big, thick, juicy pork chop is a work of art already. But with the right cocktail it becomes a masterpiece. This bourbon-based libation from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar uses ingredients traditionally used to flavor pork, like apple cider, thyme and Dijon mustard. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any hunk of meat, not to mention great all by its lonesome. “The Dijon mustard adds a little kick,” says supervisor Andy Clark of Yardbird’s Las Vegas outpost. “It’s for the adventurous drinker.”

The Porkchop Cocktail

Sweet, Sour


  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz apple cider
  • 1 bar spoon Dijon Mustard
  • .5 oz Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Apple Slice
  • Thyme Sprig


Step one

Pour all ingredients, save for the garnishes, into a shaker with ice and shake.  

Step two

Strain into a Collins glass and fill with fresh ice.

Contributed by Yardbird Southern Table & Bar