Signature
Matthew Kelly

Bourbon • Sweet
The Kimoto

This eponymous Whiskey Sour variation from New York City’s Asian-inspired rooftop beer garden, the Kimoto, combines savory herbs with maple syrup, orange marmalade and bourbon for a drink that tastes like an autumnal walk through the park. It’s frothy egg white head gets a garnish of swirled orange bitters, which not only looks pretty but also adds a citrusy kick and aroma.

The Essentials

herb-infused syrup
Maple Syrup
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.25 oz herb-infused syrup
0.25 oz Maple Syrup
0.75 oz Egg Whites
1 barspoon Orange Marmalade
3 dashes Orange Bitters

Method

  • Dry shake all ingredients, save for the orange bitters in a shaker tin.
  • Break seal on the tin and add ice to the shaker. Shake again for at least 1 minute.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with orange bitters and swirl into the egg white foam with a toothpick.
intermediate
Strength:
Herb Infused Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Water
1 bunch fresh Rosemary
1 bunch Fresh Thyme
3 Sage Leaves

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.  
  • Let cool and bottle in a 32-oz Mason jar.
  • Refrigerate overnight, then strain and use or store in the fridge.