Are YOU debating between bubbly or Bourbon for New Year’s Eve 2012?
Why not have enjoy both? BourbonBlog.com brings you a recipe from The Woodford Reserve Culinary Cocktail Tour: A Journey With Bourbon, complied by Peggy Stevens and Ronni Lundy.
Bourbon and Champagne Cocktail
1 oz Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
1/2 oz vanilla syrup (recipe below)*
4 oz Champagne
1/2 vanilla bean
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 vanilla beans
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan.
Split the vanilla beans lengthwise into halves and place in a heatproof jar or bottle.
Pour the hot syrup over the vanilla beans and let stand for 8 to 10 hours.
Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Mix the bourbon and syrup in a Champagne flute.
Top with Champagne.
Garnish with a vanilla bean.
Recipe Courtesy: Woodford Reserve