Cocktail Friday: Classic Bourbon Sour with Orange Bitters
When I first started blogging in 2009, I didn't know much about how it all worked. I hadn't been an avid follower of any blogs in the past and I wasn't even sure where to find new ones to read. Fortunately for me, I stumbled upon White on Rice Couple. I was in awe of their photos, recipes, and their fun personalities that came through in every post. I've been following them for nearly 5 years now and it has been so fun watching their passion for food, photography, and life turn into such a great success.
Their combined talents are showcased beautifully in their cookbook, Bountiful. If you don't have a copy already, you need to order it asap. If for no other reason than to make this cocktail so you can sip it while gazing at the lovely images and recipes on each page. The amount of love that went into this book is glaringly obvious from the moment you open it.
As soon as I saw this Bourbon Sour recipe I knew I needed to make it. I'm on a bourbon kick lately- can you tell? I believe this is the third straight week with a bourbon cocktail and I'M NOT SORRY.
If you follow White on Rice Couple, you know they have amazing green thumbs. In fact, I'd say all of their fingers are green. Their citrus fruit bounty is what makes me swoon every time. This recipe features lemons, which add a beautiful tartness to the warm bourbon. A hint of sweetness from simple syrup and a little complexity from a splash of orange bitters makes this cocktail perfectly balanced.
There are so many recipes to try from Bountiful, but this is a great place to start. Congratulations, Todd and Diane, on a marvelous work of art! And thank you for being such a huge influence in my own blogging career. You are inspirational!