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Day 336, Cocktail 341

Monday evening at the Twilight Lounge and I kept looking at the little bit of champagne left over from the weekend.  I needed a cocktail that would make use of my bubbly before it went totally flat on me.  But what to make?  A quick trip to the CocktailDB and a search on champagne gave me my answer.  The Americana cocktail called for champagne and “100 proof” bourbon, among other ingredients.  What better time to break out the Wild Turkey.  Not only is it 101 proof, but what could be more American for the Americana cocktail?  After all, none other than founding father Benjamin Franklin wanted to designate the turkey as our national bird.  So I gathered up the ingredients and went to work.

  Americana Cocktail

  • 1/4 oz Wild Turkey bourbon
  • 1/8 oz bar syrup
  • 1 dash Agnostura bitters
  • champagne

Combine the Wild Turkey, bitters and bar syrup in a mixing glass with a little cracked ice.  Stir to combine and strain into a chilled coupe.  Top with champagne and give a quick stir.

Basically, this is champagne with a kick.  There is so little Wild Turkey in this drink compared to the champagne and even the bitters, that I could barely notice it.  However, it was a nice way to use up the last of the champagne!

Cheers!

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2 Comments

  1. Great recipe! I usually prefer Maker’s Mark but this recipe with Wild Turkey was really good.

    • Thanks – the nice thing about the Wild Turkey is the extra proof, especially since it is such a small quantity. In general, Maker’s Mark is my every day, preferred bourbon. But there are plenty of good bourbons out there!


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