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“Oh My Gourd” Cocktail

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This recipe is not overly sweet but has a balanced bitterness, making it an excellent aperitif. The combination of the spiced syrup and robust flavors of rye and amaro, with the aromatic bitters, creates a drink that could indeed remind one of a picturesque autumnal scene in Ohio. Enjoy this delightful cocktail before a meal to awaken the palate. Cheers to the flavors of fall!




  1. Chill the Glass:
    • Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill while you prepare the drink.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a mixing glass, combine the rye whiskey, amaro, and mulled candy corn simple syrup.
    • Add the orange and black walnut bitters to the mix.
  3. Stir:
    • Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir the cocktail mixture until well chilled, typically about 30 seconds.
  4. Strain:
    • Take the chilled glass out of the freezer.
    • Strain the cocktail into the glass, leaving the ice behind.
  5. Garnish:
    • Drop a homemade luxardo cherry into the glass.
    • Garnish with a cinnamon stick, which guests can use to stir the drink and enhance the spice flavors.
  6. Serve:
    • Present the “Oh My Gourd” cocktail immediately, with the cinnamon stick garnish adding to the fall aesthetic.
  • Author: Lucas Krammes
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