A 22Bowens inspired cocktail

For tonight’s cocktail hour cocktail I decided to get creative and make something new based on the description of a cocktail I saw in the menu the other day at 22 Bowens called The Second Circle.

the Second Circle

Rittenhouse rye, Taylor ten year tawny port, Vermont maple syrup, lemon juice, thyme


I’m sure theirs is better but I’m happy with how this came out. I didn’t get to try theirs to compare as I was in for lunch and needed to stick with something of a lower ABV.



  • 2 oz redemption whiskey high rye bourbon
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Sandeman porto ruby port
  • 1/4 oz maple syrup


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over a large clear ice cube