Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Perfect Mark

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One of my old co-workers, Kevin, and I love to compare notes about food and cocktails. He’s the one that told me about the Upper Manhattan I shared awhile ago.  Well, a few weeks ago I saw Kevin and he told me about this drink he had when he was out and about.  Since it featured Bourbon, I knew I had to share it soon!

I will warn you that since this drink is mostly booze, it packs quite a wallup!

Let’s get to it!

You’ll start by filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Now add the orange pieces and muddle.

I found a muddler for cheap at Cost Plus, but if you don’t have one the handle of a spatula or wooden spoon will work for this.

Next, pour in the Bourbon, sweet vermouth and dry vermouth.  I’ve never had a cocktail with both kinds of vermouth but it really works here.  The sweetness smooths things out and the dry vermouth adds a nice crisp flavor to the drink.  The main flavor in this cocktail is still Bourbon though, so make sure it’s a brand you really like.  I’m sure the idea behind the name is that you use Maker’s Mark, but I really enjoy The Woodinville Whiskey Company’s Bourbon so that’s what I used.

Pop the top on the shaker and shake vigorously for a few seconds.  After the muddling, there will be bits of orange, so I recommend pouring it through a small strainer and into your stemmed glass(es).

This will make one large boozy drink or two smaller ones.

Garnish with an Amarena cherry or a small orange wedge.

Enjoy!

What’s your favorite bourbon cocktail?  Let me know in the comments!

 

Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Perfect Mark
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 1 quarter orange cut in half
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • small orange wedges or Amarena cherries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the orange pieces and muddle.
  2. Pour in the Bourbon, sweet vermouth and dry vermouth.
  3. Pop the top on the shaker and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  4. Pour through a small strainer and into one or two stemmed glass(es).
  5. Garnish with an Amarena cherry or a small orange wedge.
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