Courtesy of Davy Butterworth, beverage director, Decca, Louisville
It’s no surprise that this whiskey sour riff, sourced from Kentucky, features Bourbon. The twist is a “wine syrup,” made from Madeira and sugar, which adds complexity and dried-fruit richness. A half-ounce of Angostura bitters also contributes holiday-appropriate spice.
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- 1½ ounces Bourbon
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce Madeira wine syrup (recipe follows)
- ½ ounce Angostura bitters
- 1 thin strip lemon peel, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
Combine 1 cup dry-style Madeira (like Sercial) and 1 cup sugar in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool before use. Refrigerated in lidded container, it will keep for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 2 cups.