Saturday, July 23, 2016

Man O'War

You get the idea that British sailors needed this hefty lime boost in bourbon while sailing around in their 30-gun frigates known as man o'war. I was really reluctant to waste the flavor of bourbon with so much lime juice, which tends to wash out all richness with citric acid. I'm glad it was a hot day when I finally did make a Man O'War, because it was refreshing and juicy, but also woody and bitter, a fitting taste for this swashbuckling cocktail.
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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