Recipe courtesy Christopher Brian, general manager and beverage director, Plan Check Kitchen & Bar, Los Angeles
Fighting Cock is a six-year-old high rye Bourbon, meaning it’s mostly sweet and slightly spicy. At 103 proof, it’s also high octane. But this recipe—essentially, a ginger-tinged warm lemonade—takes the edge off nicely.
- 2 ounces Fighting Cock 103 proof Bourbon
- ⅓ ounce honey syrup (mix equal parts honey and hot water)
- ⅓ ounce ginger syrup like Monin
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 5 ounces hot water
Combine all ingredients in a wine glass and stir. Garnish with lavender sprig and lemon peel.