The Dark Side

All bourbons combine corn and other grains. Mixology consultant Josh Durr prefers this cocktail with a high-rye bourbon (one made with more rye), creating a bolder and spicier flavor.

  • Servings: 1

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  • 2 ounces bourbon, preferably high-rye, such as Bulleit
  • 1 ounce Bonal Gentiane-Quina (slightly bitter aperitif wine)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda
  • 1 mint sprig, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, Bonal, lime juice, Simple Syrup and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. <a href=" title="Cocktail Guide: Double Straining">Fine-strain</a> into a chilled ice-filled collins or highball glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.

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