Spirit Saturday: The Clark Gable

Wait, so why did I name this cocktail Clark Gable? Well, let me tell you: The spirit of this libation is Bourbon and what classic movie actor epitomizes Bourbon better than Clark Gable? Not only does he ooze Southern charm (well, he's actually from Ohio) and class (what I think of when Bourbons comes to mind, i.e. Mint Julep, Old Fashioned), but it also happened to be the spirit of choice for Mr. Gable.

The Clark Gable yields 1
3 ounces Bourbon
2 ounces pear nectar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cardamon
grated nutmeg (optional)

Fill a cocktail glass with ice and water to chill. Meanwhile put a few icecubes in a cocktail shaker and add Bourbon, pear nectar, lemon juice, a pinch of ground ginger and ground cardamon. Shake until very chilled.

Dump ice water from cocktail glass and strain recipe into glass. Add another pinch of ginger and cardamon on top and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg. Kick back, relax and enjoy Red Dust.