Drink of the Month: The Bloodlines Cocktail

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Josh Durr

Photo by Sarah Jane Sanders

The development of this cocktail, created for Bour-Bon Restaurant, Craft Cocktail Bar & Music Revue, started with a light and dry riff on the Manhattan, and then took a left turn. The addition of the trinity of the light and bright bitters Aperol, Ramazotti and Peychaud’s make this a summery version of the Manhattan, built from the ashes of the base recipe. The finishing move –– a strawberry sliver-rubbed rim –– adds a brightness and acidity that provides a first layer of flavor and complements the vegetal character of the macerated bitters.

Most importantly, it’s delicious.


• 1.5 ounces Four Roses

Yellow bourbon

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