It did not win, place or show, but regardless, I think you'll
find my entry into the Tennessee week drink competition darn tasty.
After I made the drink I poured some water into a metal shaker tin
and poured out a 2" ice cube. I thought it looked cool, got a few
THE LUMBER "JACK" OLD FASHIONED
"Jack wields his mighty Ax and fells trees three, Maple, Apple and
Cherry" (I thought it was a catchy title.)
2 oz. Jack Daniels Old # 7
1 oz. Sapling Vt. Maple liqueur
.25 oz. Vt. Apple Cider
6 drops Cherry Bark Bitters
Add ingredients into a frozen mixing glass, fill with ice,
How long? About 30 seconds or about the amount of time it takes
you to recite a short poem about the cocktail hour from Bernard
DeVoto's classic book, The Hour.
I recited it but it was a little hard to hear over the obnoxious
bellowing of a Team Canada judge - strange I've always found
Canadians to be very polite. I told him as much and he informed me
that he wasn't, in fact, from Canada. Big surprise - So I trudged
"This is the Violet hour.
The hour of hush and wonder,
when the affections glow and valor is
When the shadows deepen along the edge of the
and we believe that, if we watch
at any moment, we may see, the Unicorn."
Strain over a 2" ice cube and enjoy!
Be safe, remember the road probably doesn't need 'another
round.' Tipple don't topple.