Wednesday, May 9, 2018

the bobby boucher

2 oz Overproof Bourbon (Fighting Cock 103)
1/2 oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth (Maurin)
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
1/4 oz Benedictine

Stir with ice, strain into a ice-filled coupe (no ice), and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, I reached for the 2011 volume of Food & Wine: Cocktails, and I turned to John Coltharp's section on whiskey drinks. The Bobby Boucher, his creation at the Tasting Kitchen in Venice, California, stood out as a take on the 1930s Bobby Burns but made more Southern. To me, it also appeared like a cousin of the Remember the Maine with Benedictine in place of absinthe and bitters. While there are a few semi-famous Bobby Bouchers in history, my guess is that the name refers to Adam Sandler's Southern-born character in The Waterboy.
The Bobby Boucher greeted the nose with orange, Bourbon, and cherry aromas. Next, malt and a dark cherry and grape sip gave way to whiskey and cherry-herbal flavors on the swallow.


Dagreb said...

🤔 What could I sub to turn this into a Bobby Boughner? 😜

frederic said...

Canadian whisky?