Monday, August 10, 2015

Dixie Whiskey Cocktail

I made this up drink for Meghan, who doesn't like up drinks as a rule. It turns out she didn't like it, but that was probably because it was very strong. That wasn't a problem for me, though. Dixie Whiskey Cocktail tastes like a liquor-only version of a Bourbon Smash, using Cointreau and creme de menthe as substitutes for real orange and mint.

Town Branch is a Lexington Kentucky bourbon that is light and clean tasting. I use it in cocktails more than my Evan Williams Single Barrel and Calumet Farms, which are both very strong flavored bourbons. Sadly, when it is gone, I won't be able to get more of it in Virginia.
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. white creme de menthe
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar syrup or to taste 
  • 1 dash bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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