Friday, February 5, 2010

bourbon belle

2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1/2 oz Mathilde Peches Liqueur
1/2 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
2 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass garnished with a brandied cherry. Recipe is a hybrid of the one from LUPEC Boston's Little Black Book of Cocktails and what I was served.
For my second drink last night at Joy Richard's "Whiskey-Infused Birthday Bash" was the cocktail Joy's LUPEC name is based on, the Bourbon Belle. The Bourbon Belle is one of her creations and she described its origins as a Manhattan variation in this LUPEC Boston blog post. With the addition of some peach flavor, her twist on the whiskey classic takes on an unique identity. The rich Carpano Antica sweet vermouth flavors were the first detected on the sip. Trailing that were the peach fruit and Angostura bitters on the aftertaste along with a slight burn from the whiskey. At times, the vermouth's grape and the liqueur's peach flavors seemlessly flowed together in the sip.


Dave said...

These were both nice - made them tonight. Although I only had Maker's Mark on hand, so don't know how its was with the Buffalo Trace or Eagle Rare.

frederic said...

If I have a drink at a bar, I list the ingredients that they use. Their identity often doesn't need to be matched (sometimes some will work better than others, other times they are interchangeable fully). So feel free to substitute and play around. I believe the event that night was partially sponsored, so there were specific brands that were favored.