Who doesn’t love bourbon? And who doesn’t love to grill? This recipe was inspired by Damaris Phillips when she and her siblings had a grilling day. I tweaked it a little to my taste and good golly, is it delicious!!!
Two navel oranges
12 fresh cherries
Bourbon (Marker’s Mark is good, or you can take it a little more posh with one of the Small Batch Bourbon Collection)
4 Tbsp sugar
Cut oranges in half, then cut into four slices from each half
Pit cherries, cut in half
Put oranges and cherries on skewers
Grill long enough on each side to get good grill marks and sugars in the fruit start to caramelize (about 3-4 minutes on each side over HIGH heat)
In a rocks glass, add one piece of the grilled orange and three pieces of cherry
Add 1 Tbsp of sugar and three dashes of bitters, muddle together until sugar dissolves
Pack glass with ice cubes and top with 1.5 shots of bourbon
Fill remaining space in glass with club soda
Garnish with orange slice and cherry
A few variations: you can use brown sugar instead of regular sugar, or try using ginger ale instead of club soda! Make it your own and enjoy sipping the fruits of you labor in the rocking chair on the front porch – you deserve it!