The Barn Nail

The Barn Nail is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Graham Case, Bar Manager and Mixologist at Blackberry Farm, loves to infuse simple syrups with herbs and spices to make his cocktails unique. The Barn Nail is one delicious example. The recipe serves one but can easily be made in a larger batch.

Ingredients:

For the spiced honey syrup:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1 cup (375 ml) honey
  • 1 cup (250 g) sugar
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 star anise pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 allspice berries 

  • 1 1/2 fl. oz. (45 ml) whiskey
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (15 ml) cherry liqueur
  • 2 dashes plus 2 drops bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish

Directions:

To make the spiced honey syrup, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the water, honey and sugar and heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick and allspice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Strain the syrup into a container. Let the syrup cool to room temperature before using. You will need 1/4 fl. oz. (7 ml) spiced honey syrup for this cocktail; refrigerate the rest for making more cocktails.

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, the 1/4 fl. oz. (7 ml) spiced honey syrup, the cherry liqueur and bitters. Stir until cold and pour into a tumbler. Garnish with an orange peel. Serves 1.

Recipe by Graham Case, Bar Manager and Mixologist, Blackberry Farm

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent flavor, but too sweet The spiced syrup really makes this drink interesting and perfect for cooler weather, but next time I will half the sugar and honey. As is this recipe is way too sweet for me.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic cocktail for winter dinner party Superb cocktail! We enjoyed this pre-Thanksgiving dinner with guests from all over the country. Everyone raved about it. Would be great for dinner parties as well. The spiced honey syrup keeps for weeks. Enjoy!
Date published: 2013-12-04
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