A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg
I’ve never been a big fan of cherries; even covered in chocolate, they’re just not my thing. But cherries soaked in bourbon are another story entirely. Cherries soaked in bourbon—at least the way The Bourbon Room does them—are truly a nectar for the gods.
I’m a frequent Bourbon Room patron (4444 Hollister Ave., right next to the Creekside Inn, which is really a bar and worthy of a whole column on its own) and believe me you can’t go wrong with its cocktails. Try the “Wisco” Old Fashioned, featuring bourbon with the delectable house-cured cherries, cane sugar, bitters and orange; the Kitty Coupe Deville, with muddled mint, bourbon, cane juice, cherry and lime or An Ounce of Bounce, which is a shot of their house-made cherry-infused bourbon. The traditional Manhattans and Whiskey Sours also feature the house-cured cherries … and if you smile pretty, they might even give you an extra one!
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When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”