"A wonderful balance of masculine and feminine flavors, and it’s also the Maryland State motto dating back to 1874. This cocktail packs a manly sucker punch that’s sneaky—hidden by all those pretty floral and herbal tones."
¾ ounce Smith and Cross Rum
¾ ounce Buffalo Trace Bourbon
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce Amaro Montenegro
½ ounce honey syrup (recipe below)
dash Post Prohibition Pick Me Up Bitters
dash Angostura bitters
2 ounces Green Flash West Coast IPA
For the honey syrup:
2 cups water
2 cups honey
1½ teaspoons cloves
1½ teaspoons black peppercorns
1½ tablespoons chamomile flowers
For the cocktail: Add all the ingredients to a shaker tin, except the India pale ale (IPA). Shake with ice and strain into a 10-ounce snifter or tulip glass. Top with the IPA. Garnish with a thyme sprig.
For the honey syrup: Cook the cloves and black peppercorns on medium-low heat in the honey and water for 15 minutes. Add the chamomile and cook for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool. Bottle in a sterilized bottle.