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A Walk in the Weeds [Cocktail Recipe]

A Walk in the Weeds cocktail includes stinging nettle-infused bourbon.

A Walk in the Weeds [Cocktail Recipe]

August 2, 2021 –––––– Whisky Advocate, , , ,

This cocktail was created by Matthew Biancaniello, owner of Eat Your Drink. “This refreshing drink has strong herbal notes and a wonderful sweet and sour finish,” Biancaniello says.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. stinging nettle-infused bourbon (recipe below)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz. agave syrup (1:1 agave nectar to water)
  • 1 oz. fresh blood orange or pomegranate juice
  • Blood orange slice and edible flower for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with blood orange slice and edible flower.

Stinging Nettle-Infused Bourbon

  • Fresh stinging nettle stems and leaves
  • 750 ml Blue Run straight bourbon (or other high-proof straight bourbon)

Fill a one-liter glass jar three-quarters full with stinging nettle leaves and stems. Pour enough bourbon to fill the jar and cover. Let it sit for 7 to 10 days. Strain and refrigerate up to 6 weeks.

FROM THE SPRING 2021 ISSUE.