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The Groom

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 3 mins

Serves 1

"I created this recipe to serve at our November wedding," says reader Komron Shahhosseini of Santa Rosa, California. "It's fantastic to drink with your groomsmen but approachable enough to share with the bridesmaids." His sophisticated original version included a tincture of candy cap mushrooms, which taste like maple syrup; we've left it out, since candy cap mushrooms aren't easy to find. Here is his method, if you'd like to try it: Crush 1 oz. of dried candy cap mushrooms and mix with 6 oz. of vodka. Let sit 30 days, then strain.


  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as St. George Spirits Breaking & Entering*
  • 1 ounce walnut liqueur (nocino)*
  • 1 teaspoon real maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters*

Nutrition Information

  • calories 290
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 1.4 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass or whiskey tumbler and add 1 large ice cube.

  2. *Find at well-stocked liquor stores.