If you’re looking for a unique cocktail to get your party started this holiday season, Dierks Bentley has got you covered.
Dierks Bentley’s “The Dierks Dram”
An updated take on the old-fashioned from Whiskey Row in Scottsdale, Ariz.
½ cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
2½ oz. bourbon
½ oz. lemon juice
To make cinnamon syrup, bring sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks and ½ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks and let cool. (Store leftover syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.) In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add bourbon, 1 oz. cinnamon syrup and lemon juice. Shake well and pour into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.