Celebration of New Years
would be incomplete without
a good luck charm of a cocktail like this!
Master Mixologist, Bobby G. Gleason, created this cocktail and I applauded the combination of Jim Beam and lemon from the first sip.
Limoncello drinks abound, I’ve even read where many of you food bloggers have made your own limoncello. I’ve never tried the Italian lemon liqueur in a cocktail until now and it’s definitely a refreshing winner.
Per Jim Beam Distillery, over 220 years of experience goes into every bottle. Along with corn, rye, malted barley, water, time, pride, and, of course, true passion. Take a sip and you’ll know what we mean. I have and know.
I grew up in Bourbon country ~ Louisville, KY. The bluegrass byways wind through bourbon country connecting Louisville, Bardstown, and Frankfort in a large triangle. Free tours are available in numerous distilleries along the way, with tastings and some rich southern history.
|The Kentucky Bourbon Trail ~ where the spirit leads you.|
Jim Beam Distillery fits right in at Clermont, just outside of Bardstown. Jim Beam bourbon utilizes Kentucky’s perfect natural mix of weather and pure limestone water to produce its classic taste and deep amber color. Did you know that Jim Beam makes over two-thirds of all the bourbon produced in Kentucky?
Speaking of Louisville, note the shot glass in the picture below. It was the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad logo. Bill worked for the L&N for years. The railroad connected many of the distilleries that made getting the product to market easy ~ Jim Beam shipped all of their bourbon by rail on the L&N railroad.
Which brings us to this charming cocktail: It takes a jigger of Jim Beam Bourbon, a little limoncello, some lemon sour mix, and a lemon slice. Don’t buy your sour mix, they’re not the same and It’s just as easy to make your own. Shake it up, pour over ice and garnish with a lemon wheel. Voila! A Good Luck Charm for you!
GOOD LUCK CHARM
1½ ounces Jim Beam Bourbon
¾ ounce limoncello
2 ounces lemon sour*
Lemon wheel, for garnish
Shake all ingredients until well blended.
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
* Lemon Sour Simple Syrup
Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir until completely dissolved.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 cup fresh lemon juice.
Cool before bottling and stir in the refrigerator.
Here’s wishing you
the best in