Spiced Bourbon, Beer & Maple Martini

This is a very “wintery” martini, and it’s actually a cocktail by Giada De Laurentiis. It’s sweet and warming, and perfect for these chilly nights. The ingredients seem odd, but they honestly work, and I hope you sip on a couple of these with your friends this winter. New Year’s Eve is in a couple of days, and I can’t believe another year is under the belt. If you’re staying in on the big night, this might just be something to savor while you’re watching the ball drop!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 oz Knob Creek Bourbon (or quality Bourbon of your choice)
  • 1/2 oz Modelo Negro (or dark beer of your choice)
  • 1/2 oz Maple Syrup
  • 1 small dried red chile
  • dash of ground nutmeg

Combine Knob Creek, Modelo, Maple Syrup and red Chile in a Martini shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a dried chili.

For more info on Giada De Laurentiis click here.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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