Rocky Mountain Cocktail Recipe

A Rocky Mountain cocktail may be difficult to make, but the result is a flavorsome cocktail which does justice to the base bourbon.

A Rocky Mountain cocktail is not the easiest cocktail to make at home due to the number of spirits it requires. To make a Rocky Mountain, you need Bourbon, Glayva and Punt e Mes. 2 of those 3 ingredients are not things that people normally have lying around. If you can be bothered, though, the Rocky Mountain is a strong, flavorful cocktail that doesn’t overdo the herbal taste.

Glayva is a liqueur made from scotch whiskey with flavors of almond, citrus and honey. Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth with a bitter flavor.

Some imitation Rocky Mountain cocktails will have lemon or lime juice and an almond liqueur, which tastes similar to the real thing but nowhere near as good.

Rocky Mountain Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 measures of Bourbon
  • 1/2 measure Glayva
  • 1/4 measure Punt e Mes

How To Make a Rocky Mountain Cocktail

  1. Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into a rocks glass without straining.

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