Wednesday, March 8, 2017


1 1/2 oz Bulleit Bourbon (Old Granddad Bonded)
1/2 oz Camus VS Cognac
1/2 oz Suze Gentian Liqueur (Salers)
1/8 oz Gomme Syrup (Small Hands)
1 Lemon Twist

Express twist into the mixing glass, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir with ice. Strain into a coupe pre-rinsed with Lucid Absinthe (St. George).
Two Wednesdays ago, I decided to make a recipe that Gaz Regan published from his last season of Cocktails in the Country. The recipe was crafted by Jason Swaringen of Washionton D.C.'s McClellan's Retreat, and the Goldenshellback was his Diamonback Cocktail that he wanted to take in a more herbal-bitter direction. Once in the glass, the Goldenback proffered an anise-accented earthy herbal bouquet to the nose. Next, a smooth mouthfeel from the gum syrup was joined by malt notes on the sip, and the swallow gave forth Bourbon, hints of Cognac, and earthy gentian flavors with a bright finish from the absinthe.

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