1792 Signature Cocktail: The Water Oak Welcome

by Scott Wagner

Try this heart-warmer on for size one chilly evening this week

There’s a growing list of 1792 signature cocktails, each created with different flavors and seasons in mind (see them all here) and the Water Oak Welcome is one of our go-tos for fall and winter. Crafted by Clay Kirkland, mixology enthusiast and owner of Wisecraft Mixology, it’s got a cinnamon kick that’ll warm you right up on a cold winter’s night. Pick up a bottle of 1792 Full Proof or Small Batch and give it a few test runs—you’ll be a pro just in time for the holidays. 

The Water Oak Welcome – 1792 Signature Cocktail


  • 2 oz. 1792 Bourbon 
  • ½ oz. allspice dram 
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. fig syrup 
  • 5 drops of cinnamon bitters 
  • 2 bay leaves, one for garnish 


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. 
  • Shake well and then double strain into a glass. 
  • Garnish with a bay leaf and preserved fig. 

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