I managed to hurt my leg a month ago on the walk over to (the now famous) Dan & Susy’s house. As I was lying on their sofa icing my leg, they offered me a sip of a cocktail. I thought it was nice, but it was missing something.
So, as I usually do, I piped up and said, “Hey, could you add [quantity] of [Ingredient X] to that?” And, as is sometimes the case, my Mad Scientisting turned out making a freaking great cocktail.
The Leather Strap Cocktail
- 1 ounce Bourbon (Four Roses “Yellow” recommended)
- 1 ounce Dolin Blanc (or blanc vermouth -not dry)
- 1 ounce Creme de Cassis
Add ice to a Boston Shaker. Add all the ingredients. Shake until your hands feel like they’re going to freeze off.
Fill an old fashioned glass (tumbler/lowball) halfway with cracked ice. Strain the drink into the old fashioned.