Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Kentucky Colonel

This was an exceptional bourbon and Benedictine drink that completely transformed the profile of the bourbon. Like William Faulkner's character Colonel Sartoris, I have a feeling that the gentlemanly air of the Benedictine was really a sartorial consideration, but not one without results. The flavor of this drink is nothing like the down-homey vanilla of a Manhattan and much more like a French cocktail with a little redneck mixed in. I'm finding that Benedictine mixes better with whiskey than Chartreuse will, and it is equally tasty, but different from Chartreuse, when mixed with gin.

  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. Benedictine
  • lemon twist
Combine all ingredients except twist in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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