Friday, May 19, 2017


The Preakness race is this weekend in Baltimore and this is the cocktail with the same name. So the Preakness is in the same league as the Belmont Stakes and the Mint Julep Something about big horse races just requires bourbon. That's why I chose Basil Hayden's straight bourbon instead of the blended whiskey that the recipe calls for. 

Sweet vermouth is a prominent feature of this drink. Benedictine is a good friend to bourbon, and the teaspoon of this French herbal liqueur really caps the whole experience.
  • 2 oz. blended whiskey (Basil Hayden's straight bourbon used)
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 tsp. Benedictine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • lemon twist
Combine all ingredients except twist in a mixing glass full of ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over the glass and drop it in. 

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