Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Paducah Palookah

Paducha is the county seat of McCracken County, Kentuckey. That's a fitting site to situate this fun and and tasty cocktail. It has a very southern way of not taking itself seriously: it's a bourbon cocktail with grenadine and lime juice and it's strained but served in an Old Fashioned glass. It's like, having your pretty pink cocktail in a masculine looking glass to compensate for some misguided gender stereotypes. But for all that, it has broad appeal. A drinker who disdains whiskey will be at home in Paducah, and a bourbon drinker will be surprised at how easy this one goes down the hatch. At least you can hold your drink in a party without spilling it, which is always a plus!

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon (Evan Williams bottled in bond used)
  • 1/2 oz. apricot flavored brandy
  • juice of 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar syrup or to taste
  • several dashes of grenadine
  • lime slice and maraschino cherry as garnishes

Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with fruit pieces.




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