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Kentucky Cousin, Town Talk Diner, Minneapolis
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Kentucky Cousin

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Town Talk Diner • Minneapolis

Not all of the drinks at this newly renovated 1940s diner have risqué names, but, says bar manager Nick Kosevich, "It's great when a 60-year-old lady orders a Panty Dropper."

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  1. 4 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig
  2. 3 lemon slices
  3. 4 brandied cherries
  4. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. 1 cup ice
  6. 2 ounces bourbon
  7. 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering or cherry liqueur
  8. 1 ounce chilled brewed black tea
  9. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with 2 lemon slices, 3 cherries and the Simple Syrup. Add the ice, bourbon, Cherry Heering, tea and lemon juice. Shake well and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with the mint sprig and remaining lemon slice and cherry