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Spiced Bourbon-Lemon Twists

Yield 10

Ingredients

  • 10 long strips of lemon zest, each studded with 3 whole cloves
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 cups Kentucky bourbon
  • 5 small ice cubes

How to Make It

  1. Place 1 clove-studded strip of zest in each of 10 Champagne flutes. In a bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the bourbon and ice and whisk vigorously until cold, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, skim the ice from the bowl and discard. Ladle the drink into the flutes and serve.