Photographers refer to the period shortly before sunset as the golden hour. During this time the daylight is warmer and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. Of course, others of us consider that time to be the cocktail hour. Our entry in the Stirrings® “Stir It Up Holiday Blogger Mixology Challenge” is a concoction we have dubbed the “Georgia Sunset” to celebrate this glorious time of day in the Peach State. Made with Bourbon, Stirrings® Simple Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer, Stirrings® Blood Orange Bitters, and garnished with Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Rimmer, this is a combination of unexpected flavors, made even better when shared with friends, that will leave you yearning for another glass.
The bourbon signifies the sky warmly lit by the sun trying to squeeze the last of its amber limbs over the rooftops, while the orange bitters adds a deep auburn glow. The peach nectar symbolizes the golden hue of the horizon as the sun melts below its surface with the rimmer epitomizing the dusting of light pink that hovers over the skyline as the sun (represented by the spherical ice globe) slowly disappears in the failing light leaving only sweet and salty memories of the day just past.
Georgia Sunset Cocktail
2 oz. Bourbon
½ oz. Stirrings® Blood Orange Bitters
3 oz. Stirrings® Simple Peach Bellini Cocktail Mixer
Stirrings® Cosmopolitan Rimmer
Rim coupe or martini glass with Stirrings® Cosmo Rimmer.
Combine all liquid ingredients in an ice filled shaker and shake well. Pour over spherical ice globe in the glass.
Share with friends.