The Cullen Bohanan cocktail
If I were to go back in time and make drinks for the louts building the transcontinental railroad, this is what I imagine I would be able to scrounge up (if lucky) to make a 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.
Turn your lady 'round and 'round.