Naming the cocktail is one of the hardest parts! It’s usually a group effort. Velvet Falernum is from Barbados, as is Rihanna. So naturally her super catchy new song “Wild Thoughts” fit perfect!
As a small and privately-owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery is proud to share the history behind its strong Virginian roots, offer complimentary tours and tastings on a regular basis, and put its operation on the map as home of the “World’s Best Bourbon” two years in a row. Through these things and more, A. Smith Bowman shows its Virginia spirit.
1.5oz Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
.5oz Velvet Falernum
.5oz spicy pineapple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic bitters
.25oz Goslings Rum floater
Build in a mixing glass. Stir with ice until chilled. Strain over a large ice cube.
Lauren Spain of Tazza Kitchen
3332 Pump Road Henrico, Virginia 23233
This is a riff on a classic French 75.
1oz A Smith Bowman Sunset Hills Gin
.5 Lustau Vermut
.5 lime juice
.5 simple syrup
.5oz Cantaloupe juice
Juice cantaloupe in a masticating juicer or blend cantaloupe flesh and then strain. Shake all ingredients and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with A Virginia Sparkling wine, such as Thibaut-Janisson Virginia Fizz. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Derek Salerno of Shagbark
4901 Libbie Mill East Blvd. Suite 175 Richmond, VA 23230