Uncle Nearest is the most awarded American whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 and 2020, which honors the legacy of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first African American master distiller on record. It is founded and led by Fawn Weaver, the first African American woman to run a major spirits company and the first African American woman to found one
To us, Fawn is basically like the Oprah of spirits. She and her all female executive team have built an amazing brand and product. And, they are good people. Tehy have been willing to help AVEC with everything from just a listening ear to nitty gritty advice on decks, branding and more.
Kitty, Uncle Nearest's amazing mixologist and also author of Drink Like Ladies, came up with so many great pairings for AVEC mixers.
We have cocktails with each 5 of our flavors to come! But we will startAVEC Hibiscus & Pomelo.
2 oz UN 1884
2oz UN 1884
4-6 fresh black cherries
.75oz Lillet Blanc
.75oz Fresh pink grapefruit juice
.25oz Fresh lemon juice
AVEC Hibiscus & Pomegranate
Garnish: Fresh grapefruit peel
Remove pits and muddle 4-6 fresh black cherries in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Lillet Blanc, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and ice and roll to combine. Strain (or double strain if you don't want any fruit chunks) over new ice in a Collins glass. Top with AVEC Hibiscus & Pomegranate. Garnish with fresh grapefruit peel.