This cocktail is a drink to get you through the changing of seasons. Here, in New York, it went from 85 and sunny to 55 and rainy in just a week. This leaves very little time to put away your summer dresses and dig out your sweaters and boots. It's easy to get lost in the shuffle between summer and fall, especially when battling a change-of-season cold. This cocktail lets us take a moment to say goodbye to summer, and hello to fall. It has seasonally autumunal notes with bourbon, maple syrup, and rosemary, but still keeps a lingering summer taste with citrusy notes from lemon and orange marmalade.
The Libertine is exactly what I needed on a this rainy evening, while I'm transitioning into a fall mindset. It came to us by way of Savuer - originally made by mixologist Mariena Mercer. My only non-mixologist tip would be to halve the recipe and serve it in a smaller glass. It's sweet and strong so I didn't want to drink as large a glass of it as I had poured. Otherwise, it's a delicious way to ease yourself into the new season.
This cocktail may seem complicated with a ton of ingredients like marmalade, rosemary infused simple syrup and egg white, but it's not as hard as it looks! Jamie showed us with her Pisco Sour how easy it is to add an egg white froth and that we don't have to be intimidated by the shaken egg white step!
Cheers to the change of seasons!