Today, I am so excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow blogger Emily, of Jelly Toast. I had the pleasure of meeting Emily on our Ohio Egg Adventure, and she was just that–an absolute pleasure. Emily is kind, thoughtful, and ridiculously talented. Her blog combines gorgeous, inviting photos with family-friendly seasonal recipes. I have no doubt after one visit to her blog you’ll be hooked! Her Peach Tea is going to be my constant companion this summer, and I’m saving this Slow Cooker Meat Sauce for a chilly fall day. Oh, and did I mention she makes a mean cocktail?
Today Emily is lending Neighborfood some of her mad cocktail making skills with this Stockyard Pony cocktail. Prepare to fall in love with this drink. Now, here’s Emily!
Hi Everyone! I’m Emily from Jelly Toast and I’m thrilled to be here at Neighbor Food while Courtney is away. Every Friday, I like to share a scrumptious cocktail recipe to get the weekend kicked off and this week I’ve got a fabulous bourbon cocktail: The Stockyard Pony. The sweet Campari and tangy lemon juice play wonderful with the rich bourbon and bitters.
I came across this lovely cocktail while visiting Columbus with the Ohio Poultry Association. I was there with Courtney and a few other bloggers exploring the city and learning all about incredible, edible eggs. During our progressive dinner through the German Village, we swung by G. Michael’s Bistro to enjoy a giant plate of fried chicken. I kid you not, this plate of chicken was bigger than my head. And to go with my mountain of chicken, I couldn’t pass up ordering a cocktail. It was a special occasion, after all.
For some reason, this Stockyard Pony jumped off the menu at me and nearly screamed at me. Well, perhaps not screamed, but it raised it’s hand and waved at me. Maybe it was the bourbon, maybe it was the flamed orange peel or maybe it was simply the fact that the word “pony” was in the name. My mind was made up, I was getting myself a pony cocktail – er, I mean Stockyard Pony cocktail.
When it arrived I was in awe of it’s deep glowing orange color. After taking a sip I was even more smitten. The bourbon was strong, but warming as it went down and the sweet citrus lightened it up enough to save it from being heavy on the warm spring night. In other words, it was delightful!
So this weekend, fire up the grill and mix yourself up a Stockyard Pony. Come to think of it, I think I’ll join you!
Stockyard Pony Cocktail (Guest Post from Jelly Toast)
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounces Campari
- 1/2 ounce Turbinado simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Flamed orange peel for garnish
For the simple syrup
- 1 cup Turbinado sugar
- 1 cup water
For the simple syrup:
- Place sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
For the cocktails:
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, Campari, simple syrup, bitters and lemon juice. Replace lid and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with flamed orange peel.
Recipe courtesy of Jelly Toast