Kayak Inspired Cocktails

On my trip home a few weeks ago, I wanted to do something special for my dad. It was his birthday and he loves to kayak, so I decided to make a kayak themed signature cocktail for him. 

My dad had bought the cocktail book, Shake, thinking it would be fun to work our way through as a family. (And yes we're all of age!). With the Bourbon Trail being close to us in Cincinnati, my family loves bourbon, and I tried the Rosemary Bourbon Maple Sour from the fall recipe section. It calls for lemon, maple syrup, rosemary, and bourbon. For myself, I made a variation for with Southern Comfort. I've been gluten free for a few years, and SoCo is supposed to have a much smaller risk of reaction to those sensitive to gluten.

Both recipes were quite delicious! From my non-gf taste tester, mine was a bit sweeter, and the bourbon version had more of a burn to it, though equally good. So it's up to you and what you prefer!