Friday, November 12, 2010

Croton Cocktail

Dry and elegant, the Croton is a great sleeper of a classic bourbon cocktail. But without bitters, it seems a little unfocused—not quite a cocktail. I first experimented with Regans’ No. 6 on the premise that the Croton is essentially a bourbon version of the Gordon, but the bitters and the sherry repelled each other. My next attempt was with Fee Bros Whiskey Barrel Aged, and everything came together.

Croton Cocktail
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz sherry (Amontillado)
  • 1-2 dashes Fee Bros Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Lemon Twist.

Very sherry at first, but gradually opens up to vegetal notes from the bourbon pointed up by the lemon peel.

If you prefer a simpler beverage, try another drink of the same name.

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