Tag: A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

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.

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Wild Thoughts, featuring A. Smith Bowman

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!

INGREDIENTS
1.5oz Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
.5oz Velvet Falernum
.5oz spicy pineapple syrup
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic bitters
.25oz Goslings Rum floater

PREPARATION
Build in a mixing glass. Stir with ice until chilled. Strain over a large ice cube.

SUBMITTED BY
Lauren Spain of Tazza Kitchen
3332 Pump Road Henrico, Virginia 23233

Up-South 75, featuring A. Smith Bowman

This is a riff on a classic French 75.

INGREDIENTS
1oz A Smith Bowman Sunset Hills Gin
.5 Lustau Vermut
.5 lime juice
.5 simple syrup
.5oz Cantaloupe juice

PREPARATION
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. 

SUBMITTED BY
Derek Salerno of Shagbark
4901 Libbie Mill East Blvd. Suite 175 Richmond, VA 23230

Old Flames, featuring A. Smith Bowman

I think the name and ingredients speak for themselves. Keeping up with the Dolly Parton theme here.

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
.25 oz. Vida Mezcal
.25 oz. Honey syrup (2:1 ratio honey:water)
.5 oz. lemon
2 droppers Bittermens Habenero Shrub

SUBMITTED BY
Beth Dixon of Comfort
200. W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220

The Sassy Tomato, featuring A. Smith Bowman

Not at all what you would expect when thinking about a tomato cocktail. The Sassy Tomato is herbaceous, light, and has a nice spritz.

INGREDIENTS
Sassy Tomato:
1.5 oz Sunset Hills Gin
1.5 oz Tomato Shrub
.5 oz lemon Juice
Splash Soda Water
Anise Hyssop Sprig
Basil Sprig
Lemon Wheel

Tomato Shrub:
1 lb Tomatoes
1 lb Sugar
1/4-1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 Stalk of Celery
A few Sprigs of Anise Hyssop
A few Sprigs of Basil
A few Sprigs of Cilantro Salt to Taste.

PREPARATION
In a shaker combine the gin, shrub, and lemon juice… add ice and shake till chilled. Splash the soda water in to the shaker and strain the entire contents over fresh ice in a high ball. Garnish with the fresh herbs and lemon wheel.

SUBMITTED BY
Whitney Sacdalan of Harper’s Table
122 N. Main St. Suffolk VA 23434

The Low and Slow, featuring A. Smith Bowman

This cocktail came about while experimenting with World Whiskey Award’s 2017 winner John J. Bowman bourbon. This sipper pairs the oaky flavors with apple brandy, for a fresh Autumn flavor.

INGREDIENTS
1 oz. John J. Bowman’s Single Barrel Bourbon
0.5 oz. Laird’s Old Apple Brandy
0.5 oz. Carpano Antica
1 Bar Spoon St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
0.5 oz. Strawberry-Lemon Oleo Saccharum
0.5 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1 Dash of Angostura Bitters
1 Dash Regan’s Orange Bitters #6

PREPARATION
Chill Coupe. Build in Shaker. Add ice and shake throughly. Double Strain. Garnish with lemon wheel (for extra points grill the lemon wheel a bit).

SUBMITTED BY
Brett Harder of The Whiskey Jar
227 W Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902