I created this cocktail for use at Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Chateaux resort located in Walland, TN. The golden color of the Irish Whiskey, in addition to the spiciness of the ginger beer, conjures pleasant memories of holiday's past.
1.5 oz. Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey
.25 oz. Spiced Rum
.5 oz. Apple Brandy
.25 oz. Simple Syrup (2:1 ratio)
Half of a lemon freshly squeezed
1 dash of Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Fever-tree Ginger Beer
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add everything except the ginger beer. Shake until cold, and then strain into a coupe glass. Top with ginger beer, and then garnish with a dehydrated apple slice and a star anise pod.