Saturday, July 2, 2022

lion's share

2 oz (Evan Williams Bonded at work, Old Grand-Dad Bonded at home)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Allspice Dram (St. Elizabeth at work, Hamilton's at home)
1/4 oz Vanilla Syrup
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.
Two Saturdays ago at Drink, I had a guest who wanted yet another Whiskey Sour, so I decided to improvise. I decided to start with the Lion's Tail but use lemon instead of lime. Moreover, I combined it with the concept of Don's Spices #2 of allspice dram and vanilla syrup since vanilla as well as the spice duo work great with Bourbon (see my Cave-in-Rock tropical creation). For a name, I wanted to keep "Lion's" in it and ended up dubbing it the Lion's Share when I made it for myself when I got home. In the glass, it gave forth a Bourbon, vanilla, and allspice aroma. Next, a balanced lemon note drove the sip, and the swallow grandly presented Bourbon, allspice, vanilla, and clove flavors.

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