Bourbon and Triple Sec?
Just something that came to mind recently: I can't think of any cocktails that involve combining bourbon and triple sec. I don't know, in my mind it seems like a workable combination. Do such cocktails exist? Or is it actually a terrible idea?
This one is very good, should you have Champagne-ish wine open/available.
by Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, KY
3/4 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Triple sec, Cointreau
7 ds Peychaud's Bitters
7 ds Angostura bitters
4 oz Champagne
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Stir first 4 ingredient with ice, stain into flute, top with chilled Champagne, stir gently, garnish.
Best with Booker's or other very high proof bourbon. Increase bourbon to 1 oz.
Also, the Chaplin is good, but it doesn't use much triple sec.
I've also toyed with Old Fashion 80's style riff, where instead of muddle a bunch of fruit (as was the style at the time), I've substituted a bit of various liqueurs (e.g. Cointreau and Cherry Heering). It was kinda fun, as I recall.
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Try a bourbon sidecar: two oz good bourbon, 1 oz triple sec, splash of lemon juice, shake with ice, serve in a sugar-rimmed glass. delish!