Good Ol’ Boy
Bourbon is already full of rich toffee notes, which are only enhanced by a brown butter fat wash. And, when mixed with seasonal pear nectar and homemade spiced orange syrup, that butter-infused bourbon makes for an easy-drinking fall cocktail that’s borderline irresistible. “The Good Ol' Boy has a luscious, round, dessert-y quality to it, but it's not heavy,” says Mike Di Tota, bar director of The Bonnie in Astoria, New York. “It's light enough to be something you can drink all night long without feeling weighed down." Fat washing the bourbon takes a few days, but it’s worth it—especially if you’re looking to impress the hell out of friends and family. Serve it in lieu of dessert, and we guarantee no one will miss the pie.
Contributed by Mike Di Tota