Saturday, February 8, 2020

the lighter side

2 oz Bourbon (Four Roses)
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz Peach Liqueur (Mathilde)
4 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon twist.
For the cocktail hour two Saturdays ago, I selected the Canon Cocktail Book to see if there was a passed-over recipe to make. The one that called out to me was the Lighter Side by Dustin Harstaad as a Bourbon Old Fashioned riff that reminded me a little of the Fancy Free. Once prepared, the Lighter Side met the senses with a lemon, orange, and peach nose. Next, malt and orchard fruit notes on the sip floated into Bourbon, peach, allspice, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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