A bourbon old-fashioned can be harsh and intense, according to Chris Lowder. He swaps in VSOP Cognac and St-Germain for a smoother, lightly floral cocktail.
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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
2 ounces VSOP Cognac
1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1 teaspoon Bigallet China-China (bitter orange liqueur) or Amaro CioCiaro
Ice, plus 1 large cube for serving
1 grapefruit twist, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the Cognac, elderflower liqueur and China-China. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a double rocks glass over the large ice cube. Pinch the grapefruit twist over the drink and add to the glass.
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