Coastal Living staffers are called on for all sorts of duties. Today it was bourbon tasting.
Our assignment: Gather by the coffee pot and sample a drink for our "Toast of the Coast" column. Today’s concoction: the Tupelo Tangerine Toddy, provided by Jason Carlen the sommelier (and spirits expert) at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina.
The drink includes bourbon, lemon, tangerine, and honey syrup over ice. One sip and we were zoomed away to the beach, each lost in the flavor of a perfect summer beverage. It was citrusy and sweet but not cloying. We all wanted more. Be warned: This is the type of drink that goes down too smoothly for your own good.
Food editor Julia Rutland figured that whatever bourbon you like drinking neat, you’d love in this drink.
But our work here is not done. Julia has more bourbon and more drinks for us to try tomorrow and next week. Look for the recipes in Coastal Living later this year.