The Cullen Bohanan cocktail

Cullen Bohanan

Named after the character on AMC's series Hell on Wheels known to take a stiff tipple from time to time. 

If I were to go back in time and make drinks for those guys, this is what I imagine I would be able to scrounge up (if lucky) to make a well-rounded, balanced cocktail. 


2 oz. un-aged corn whiskey (moonshine) 
5-7 sage leaves (thyme or rosemary could also work)
1 oz sorghum syrup (a 2:1 blend of the molasses and hot water)
1/4 oz. fresh lemon
2 dashes of celery bitters (The Bitter Truth)



Muddle the herbs, sorghum syrup, lemon and celery bitters in a mixing glass.  

Add whiskey, a scoop of ice, and shake for 20 seconds.  

Double strain into a pre-chilled coupe.

Garnish with hibiscus and thyme.

Spin your lady 'round and 'round.



Props to Chef Kyle McKnight for helping to conceptualize this afternoon musing.