Recipe submitted by Wiggly Bridge Distillery, York
Hibernating Honey Bear
Makes 1 drink
2 ounces Wiggly Bridge Bourbon
¾ ounce honey sage simple syrup (recipe below)
Garnish: orange peel, sage leaf
Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, cover, and shake for 15–20 seconds. Place 1 large cube of ice in a rocks glass. Strain cocktail into glass. Rub the rim of the glass with orange peel and drop it into the drink. Clap the sage leaf between your hands to activate the oils and lay the leaf on top of the cocktail.
Honey Sage Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup water, ½ cup honey, and 10 sage leaves in a small saucepan. Place pan over medium heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and strain.