MxMO – Bourbon

June 16th, 2008

Mixology Monday - Limit One

Unfortunately events beyond the world of mixed drinks meant I didn’t take part in the last two rounds of Mixology Monday – a terrible oversight given that one topic was fruit liqueurs, a topic I have a great affinity with, and the other was rum, a spirit I desperately want to learn more about. Such things can’t be helped, but when I found out the guys over at Scofflaw’s Den had chosen Bourbon as the topic this month I knew I had to take part!

Bourbon was the first hard liquor I seriously got in to. The first whiskey I drank neat. The spirit I own the most bottles of (well, except maybe gin). In short, Bourbon holds a very special place in my cocktail heart.

I’ve previously covered my favourite Bourbon cocktail, the simple but beautiful Old Fashioned, so I decided to dig around for something new to try for Mixology Monday. Trawling through my list of “cocktails to try” I came across the Frisco Sour, an interesting concoction from CocktailDB that combines Bourbon with Bénédictine and plenty of citrus…

Frisco Sour cocktail

Frisco Sour

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The original recipe was a little too tart for my liking so I bumped up the Bourbon content and increased the amount of Bénédictine, which combated the citrus and removed the need for simple syrup. After an initial hit of sour you get a lovely mixture of aromatics, spice and sweetness from the Bourbon and Bénédictine, and a nice tangy finish. Not your typical Bourbon cocktail, but an interesting one for the summer months.

Cheers to Sean and Marshall for hosting Mixology Monday this month. Head over to Scofflaw’s Den to read up on all the other entries.

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Posted in Bourbon, Bénédictine, Lemon, Lime, Mixology Monday, Recipes

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6 responses to “MxMO – Bourbon”

  1. Seamus Seamus says:

    Looks excellent. . . I have to try this one.

  2. Dr. Bamboo Dr. Bamboo says:

    I’ll be making this for sure…I’m always looking for something to do with that bottle of Benedictine.

  3. Mahon Mahon says:

    Here, in what we generally prefer to call San Francisco, I’ve been enjoying everything but the name of this drink since I became acquainted with it a couple of years ago. The recipe I first saw sported no simple syrup and proportions fairly close to the ones you used.

  4. Mark Mark says:

    I dunno, I knocked down the lemon down to a 0.25 oz. I found the Benedictine a bit overpowering. I’m thinking push the Ben. down to 0.5 oz….maybe a dash of orange bitters?

  5. Jay Jay says:

    Mahon – I have no idea as to the origins of the drink but it is interesting it sounds like its being drank in San Francisco, if not by name.

    Mark – there is certainly plenty of room for experimentation, and bitters were something I wanted to try but didn’t get time to. I actually considered aromatic bitters, but orange may work too. I might play with this a bit more tonight, will let you know what I find.

  6. Scofflaw’s Den » Blog Archive » Mixology Monday Bourbon Recap says:

    [...] over at Oh Gosh! gives us the Frisco Sour and throws out some cheers to Marshall, too.  The Frisco Sour has two of [...]

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