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Bourbon Dynasty

I tried the Bourbon Dynasty a few nights ago:

  • 2 oz. Bourbon (I used Elmer T. Lee)
  • 1 tsp. Créme de Cassis
  • 1 oz. White Lillet (oops, not pictured)
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Lemon twist

While it was a lovely drink and well balanced, I don’t think it’s something I’d drink too often. I think this is because I simply like bourbon and don’t tend to mix it into cocktails with more than a couple of ingredients (e.g., a Manhattan). This cocktail seems quite friendly, so if you’re looking to “break into” bourbon, this could be a nice starter. The sweetness of the Créme de Cassis and Lillet take the edge off of the bourbon (but hey, I like that edge!).

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