Knocking on … Heaven’s Door creative cocktails

This summer, Heaven’s Door Whiskey has teamed up with popular spirits mixologist and influencers to create their own recipe using the brand’s core expressions: Tennessee Straight Bourbon, Double Barrel or Straight Rye. Heaven’s Door, its makers say, is an award-winning collection of handcrafted American whiskeys co-created with iconic musician and artist, Bob Dylan. 

“The perfect blend of art and craft, each bottle of Heaven’s Door showcases Dylan’s distinctive welded iron gates that he created in his studio, Black Buffalo Ironworks. The Heaven’s Door portfolio is comprised of three core expressions, plus two 2019 limited releases

So, for the cocktails:

Iron Solstice

Created by Barlow Gilmore, The Weekend Mixologist *please credit

2 parts Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey

¾ parts Elderflower Liqueur

¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

Ginger Ale

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

Add rye, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice to a shaking tin and then add ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a highball. Add ginger ale and then top with bitters. Garnish with lemon.

A Moment With 

Created by Jason Yu *please credit

60ml Heaven’s Door Double Barrel Whiskey

10ml Ginger Lapsang syrup*

2-3 Dashes Aromatic bitters

5 drops Saline

Combine Heaven’s Door whiskey, syrup, bitters and saline in a mixing glass or tub, add ice, stir for 10 seconds, strain into a glass, and garnish with a lemon peel.

*Ginger Lapsang Syrup

5tsp Lapsang

250ml hot water

250g cane sugar

80g ginger (peeled & diced)

*Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring water to a slow rolling boil. Stir to combine, cover, shut off heat, and allow 45-minute infusion. (Optional: reheat & stir again about half way through.) Strain, bottle, and let syrup rest/cool before use.

Heaven’s Door Julep

2.5 parts Heaven’s Door Tennessee Straight Bourbon

1/2 parts Simple Syrup

4-5 Mint Sprigs

Crushed Ice

Muddle mint sprigs and simple syrup into a julep cup.

Add bourbon, fill with crushed ice, stir well and garnish with a mint sprig.