THE BARBER NOCTURNEI created this autumnal drink while listening to the music of Samuel Barber — nostalgic, deep, earthy, sophisticated, melancholy, and distinctly American. Drink it while listening to his Violin Concerto, or his Cello Sonata, or his Essay, Op. 12… or if you dare, his famed Adagio for Strings. Or, simply enjoy it during the Thanksgiving season!
Although it features pumpkin puree, this drink is far from a dessert drink, being neither too sweet nor too spicy.
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce pumpkin purée
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/2 ounce brown sugar simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Note: to make the brown sugar simple syrup, mix 2 parts brown sugar with 1 part water. Bring to a boil, then let cool before mixing it into the drink.
Note: 1/2 ounce = 1 tablespoon.