Based on the Seelbach, a classic cocktail from the namesake Louisville bar, discovered nearly simultaneously in Mother Jones and in a book on bitters. My version eliminates the extraneous champagne, which simply waters down the drink. 2 oz bourbon 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec 7 dashes Angostura bitters 7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters Combine allContinue reading “sealback”
A classic example of a simplified cocktail. A quick pour of bourbon, a splash of luxardo, drop in a few ice cubes, and you’re ready to relax. This is a fresh, simple take on the old fashioned from The Back Door at Roxy’s. 2 oz bourbon or whiskey ¼ oz luxardo maraschino orange peel cherryContinue reading “modern fashion”
This is my variant of the El Diablo, derived from a drink at 9 million in unmarked bills. 2 oz bourbon ½ oz cassis ½ lime, juiced 1½ oz ginger beer 4 dashes cardamom bitters Combine over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Two options for this one. The first is simple, and fruity. The second is more citrusy and complex. Option #1 1 ½ oz bourbon ½ oz triple sec or curacao ¼ oz luxardo maraschino ¼ lemon juice Option #2 2 oz bourbon ½ oz triple sec ½ oz lemon juice 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1Continue reading “bourbon crusta”
Inspired by a friend’s brush with a cultish guru. 2 oz bourbon or whiskey 2 oz chai with milk Combine over ice in an old fashioned glass. Recommendation: 1 oz Morning Glory Chai (or other spicy and not sweet chai) 1 oz vanilla soy milk
While most recipes will require you to muddle the mint, this is much smoother, and very drinkable. 3 oz bourbon ¾ oz mint syrup Combine in a collins glass. Stir. Fill completely with ice.
My slightly fruitier (I would say, improved) take on the old fashioned. 1½ oz bourbon or whiskey 1 tsp sugar 4 drops angostura bitters slice of orange 2 maraschino cherries In an old fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, orange slice, and one cherry. Add bourbon and ice. Stir, and garnish with a cherry.
A sweeter view of the old fashioned. Similar to The Modern. 2 oz bourbon or whiskey ¼ oz luxardo maraschino 1 dash orange bitters 1 dash angostura bitters orange peel cherry Combine in shaker over ice, and strain into cocktail glass. Spritz orange peel over glass. Garnish with cherry.