When Life Gives You Bourbon

by James Stevenson

I’m so ready for the weekend, and with a bottle of Early Times Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon in hand, I’m definitely mixing up some of these When Life Gives You Bourbon cocktails; what about you? The caramel corn and chocolate profile, with a little oak and cinnamon, really caught my attention in this bourbon, so I played on that with some delicious preserved lemon syrup and bianco vermouth.


  • 1.5 ounces Early Times Bottled-in-Bond
  • 1 ounce bianco vermouth
  • .5 ounce preserved lemon syrup
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish & Enjoy!

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