Drink of the Week: The Blazing Saddleback
Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: The Blazing Saddleback

Howdy, Omaha party people! Do you feel the heat? No, it’s not just the summer sun; it’s our sizzling Drink of the Week—the Blazing Saddleback!

Inspired by the daring cowboys of Nebraska’s history and the sunsets that paint our skies, this cocktail melds bourbon, a touch of spiced honey, a dash of bitters, and a unique smoky kick.

Here’s how to make your own Blazing Saddleback:


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz spiced honey syrup (see note)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • A pinch of smoked paprika
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange twist for garnish


  1. Spiced Honey Syrup: Combine equal parts honey and hot water, adding a cinnamon stick and clove for extra spice. Allow to cool and remove the spices.
  2. In a mixing glass, combine bourbon, spiced honey syrup, Angostura bitters, and smoked paprika.
  3. Add ice and stir well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Blazing Saddleback is like a Wild West showdown in your mouth—bold, spicy, and unforgettable. With every sip, you’ll taste the spirit of Nebraska’s adventurous past. Cheers, partner! 🤠

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