Wednesday, June 16, 2021

bail out

1 1/2 oz Bourbon (Four Roses Yellow)
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
2 dash Allspice Dram (1 bsp Hamilton's)

Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass with ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Wednesdays ago, I opened up T. Cole Newton's Cocktail Dive Bar and spotted the Bail Out that he created at Coquette in New Orleans in 2008 and named after the economic news headlines that year. The combination made me think of the Honeymoon Cocktail until I remembered that was Benedictine and curaçao instead of honey (honey in the name only). However, I have had that duo of Benedictine and honey before in drinks like the Fecamp 500 and Jitterbug Sour and have utilized in my aperitif French Film at Loyal Nine.
The Bail Out approached with a lemon and honey bouquet. Next, lemon, malt, and honey on the sip led into Bourbon, herbal, and allspice flavors on the swallow. Interestingly, the drink came across like a mashup of a Gold Rush and a Frisco Sour which was the opposite of times that needed a bail out.

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