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Great Bourbon Drink Recipe

izzizzi Aug 21, 2007 10:03 AM

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?

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    TimeMachine Aug 30, 2007 09:42 AM

    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.

    Sazeracs are traditionally made with rye whiskey but I've been known to substitute bourbon if no rye was on hand. Of course there is always the Manhattan...

    1. ted Aug 22, 2007 05:36 AM

      Think I got the recipe off eGullet, but Bourbon Crustas are good (like a whiskey sour). There's also any of an almost infinite variety of Manhattan variations. Not to mention plain old bourbon plus good ginger ale.

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      1. re: ted
        izzizzi Aug 24, 2007 08:09 AM

        If you can find Blenheim gingerale that's killer.

        1. re: izzizzi
          ted Sep 4, 2007 06:58 AM

          Or Buffalo Rock...

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        mstrimel Aug 21, 2007 02:10 PM

        it's news to me but I love bourbon and have failed pretty bad to find good cocktail recipes for it, so glad to hear about it.

        Google "stone fence" and you will find another pretty nifty drink recipe that will be great for fall....

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          sweetnspicy Aug 23, 2007 12:16 AM

          Try this one out 1.5 oz Crown (or whatever) .75 oz Peach schnapps and splash of sweet and sour (not daily's it's too sweet) shake and strain in a martini glass! Garnish with a cherry if you have it so so yummy!

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