Craig Johnson’s collection, Wait for Signs, signals October with its cover image of an owl backlit by a full moon, and one of its stories, Fire Bird, inspired this month’s drink. Breaking and Entering Bourbon takes pride of place in honor of the star of Mr. Johnson’s tales, Sheriff Walt Longmire, and Gunpowder Tincture adds a smoky accent.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so there’s a shot of Tabasco, too. Trick or treat!
2 oz. Breaking and Entering Bourbon
.5 oz Gunpowder Tincture
.25 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes Tabasco
Combine all and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled canning jar and garnish with an orange twist.