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VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Say Uncle

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The story of Uncle Nearest Whiskey is the story of the first known African-American master distiller, Nearest Green. It is about much more than whiskey, but a story of honor, respect, and an unlikely friendship that could be the greatest American story you never heard. Nathan "Nearest" Green was a founder of "Tennessee Whiskey" and mentor to Jack Daniel.



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Place ¼ cup of cherries and 1 oz of simple syrup in a glass and muddle. In cocktail shaker add bourbon, amaretto, and squeeze of lemon juice and shake.  Place ice on top of muddled cherries and pour cocktail over. Add a 1-2 dashes of orange bitters and garnish with cherries.

Want to see how this cocktail and our other VA ABC Signature Cocktails are made?  Watch Anitra Carter of Bar Infuzions make the VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Say Uncle here.