Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunset Cocktail: The Improved Whiskey Cocktail


2 oz Old Weller Antique 107 Bourbon Whiskey
2 bsp Simple syrup
1 bsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2 dashes Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters
1 dash Butterfly Boston Absinthe

Stir everything on ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Finish by expressing the oils of an lrmon peel over the glass.

After a very long time of substituting various Cherry Liqueurs/Heerings/Kirschs in cocktail recipies that called for Maraschino Liqueur, I finally bought a bottle of Luxardo. What was a delightfully sweet drink has now shown its true face as an amazing, complex cocktail. As much as I liked the sweet Improved Cocktails I was making, this is a step beyond, herbal, dry but still spicy and even a little fruity.