The Wooden Nickel Cocktail Teases Autumnal Days

Image: Victor Sizemore | Recipe: The Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Pizzaria

Though some parts of the country are in “first fall”, we know “second summer” is likely around the corner before we can fully enjoy cooler temps. This cocktail, brought to us by The Wiseguy Lounge, is the perfect cool-weather teaser boasting the warmth of allspice dram and tobacco bitters with the refreshing addition of blueberries.


☐ 0.75 oz blue agave syrup
☐ 0.25 oz fresh lemon juice
☐ 2 oz bourbon (Maker’s Mark or your favorite bourbon!)
☐ 2 dashes allspice dram
☐ 1 dash tobacco & leather bitters
☐ 3 drops of saline
☐ 8-10 blueberries


Muddle 8-10 blueberries. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and shake well. Strain into a large snifter filled with maple wood smoke.