Great Bourbon Drink Recipe
I had limited supplies and needed to come up with a bourbon cocktail. Found this recipe online for something called a "basin stree." Anyway, it's great! 2 oz. bourbon, 1 oz. cointreau, and 1 oz. lemon juice. It actually called for triple sec, but all I had was cointreau. You're supposed to shake with ice then strain, but I just poured ice into the tumble I mixed it in. Anyone else heard of it?
This is one of my favorites; we call them 'New Yorkers.' Yes, definitely use Cointreau or some higher-end orange liquor. Also, I usually make them with Maker's Mark and of course, freshly squeezed lemon juice. I always shake them with ice and serve up in a cocktail glass.
There are a lot of drinks where you can't go wrong with the proportions of two parts strong, one part sweet, one part sour.
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