The cold weather of winter is officially upon us. The American Midwest is staring down the season’s first arctic vortex, which stands to bring with it icy temperatures and up to a foot of snow in the coming days.
Like you, we at Brooks Grain are scrambling for ways to stay warm. We’ve unpacked our cold weather gear and stocked the propane tanks and wood shed, but still we knew there was something missing. Enter: “The Mitch Morgan” – a cocktail so simple, delicious and warming you’ll wonder why you never thought of it yourself. Ready for the recipe? Read slowly, you might miss it:
The Mitch Morgan
-One shot of bourbon;
-One-half slice of cooked bacon;
-Combine ingredients, enjoy.
Yep. That’s it. The smoky bacon pairs wonderfully with the wood in the bourbon and makes a delicious garnish, and its fat cuts the bite of the alcohol with ease. Put them together and you’ve found the perfect way to stay warm this winter.
The drink originates from Telluride, Colorado, specifically a BBQ and Bourbon joint called “Oak…The New Fat Alley.” Telluride makes sense for this cocktails’ birthplace: know for cold, snow and mountains, the one-time silver mining camp has emerged as a destination ski resort town. The Mitch Morgan speaks to the town’s hardscrabble roots (it’s easy to see a drink like this counting as breakfast for a miner) and it’s foodie/ski resort present.
One thing, however, is certain: The Mitch Morgan will warm your belly and put a smile on your face at the same time. Time to stock up on ingredients before the snow cuts you off from the store.