When I think of whiskey, I think of cowboys. It is such a staple of the West and Wyoming Whiskey always does it right. A true western business founded by ranchers and long time locals, these spirits are made for the rugged cowboy in us all. In collaboration with two awesome locals, Harrison Ford (yes, THE Indiana Jones), and photographer Tuck Fauntleroy, Wide Open Spaces by Air Collection was born. In true ME form, I wanted to make a fun summer cocktail with this yummy whiskey. They days of shooting straight whiskey are behind me so this is me being classy. Recipe below!
Created to help protect our beautiful backyards and inspired by Grand Teton National Park, this limited edition bottle is just as stunning to look at as it is to mix into a fun cocktail. For every bottle sold, $5 goes directly to support the important work of the National Park Foundation. To purchase this limited edition batch, click here to order online.
- 1.5 shot of Wyoming Whiskey
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-2 stems of either rosemary or lavender or both!
- 1/4 cup lemonade
- 1/2 cup Topo Chico (or any sparkling water)
- fresh lemon slices to garnish
- Step one is to sort of infuse your herb of choice with they honey. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and add your honey. Stir well. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add an herbal sprig and let it marinate for 12-15 minutes, or until reduced by half to make a sort of simple syrup.
- Grab your best cocktail glass and throw in a big fat round ice cube. Add one and a half shot of Wyoming Whiskey.
- Then add your lemonade followed by filling the rest of the glass up with Topo Chico.
- Add as much of the honey as you like, I did 1 full table spoon. Then throw in any extra herbs and a lemon slice on the rim.
*Note, the small bottles are NOT for sale and promo bottles ONLY.
Photos by Peter Lebozzo