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Bourbon and Triple Sec?

sanjacinto May 21, 2011 01:59 AM

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?

  1. EvergreenDan May 22, 2011 03:00 PM

    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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    3 Replies
    1. re: EvergreenDan
      magumpa Jun 1, 2011 10:09 AM

      I know its not bourbon, but a friend of mine swears by Jack Daniels, Cointreau and a few squeezes of lemon juice. I've paid money for worse drinks.

      1. re: magumpa
        sanjacinto Jun 1, 2011 05:50 PM

        Sounds like a whisky sidecar.

        1. re: magumpa
          EvergreenDan Jun 2, 2011 07:18 AM

          Yes, it does. A high-rye bourbon or soft rye might work well, too. I might try a dash of pie-spice bitters (Angostura, Fee WBA, etc). That sounds good with the orange and whiskey and rye spice.

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      2. sku May 21, 2011 03:33 PM

        The Bourbon Crusta is one. It's pretty decent.


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