Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling

First, just a reminder that Sunday, March 27, 2011, is our monthly exercise in folly, Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar. If any of the cocktails on this blog have captured your fancy, stop by after 6 and allow the skilled bartenders (and me) to make them for you. It is always a fun time.

Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling
5 Gallons Bourbon Rye Whisky.
2 Gallons Water.
1 Quart Gomme Syrup.
2 Ounces Tincture of Orange Peel.
1 Ounce Tincture of Lemon Peel.
1 Ounce Tincture Gentian.
1/2 Ounce Tincture of Cardamoms.
Mix these ingredients thoroughly and colour with Solferino and caramel, in equal proportions.

Gotta get me some of that “Bourbon Rye Whiskey”!

All the same, kind of plain, I’d say.

This recipe comes, more or less, verbatim from the version of Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide which Darcy has up over on Art of Drink:

Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling.
Take 5 gallons of Bourbon.
2 gallons of water.
1 quart of gum syrup.
2 ounces of tincture of orange peel.
1 ounce of tincture of lemon peel.
1 ounce of tincture of gentian.
½ ounce of tincture of cardamoms.

Mix these ingredients thoroughly, and color with
Solferino and caramel, in equal proportions.

3 thoughts on “Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling

  1. I mean, looks to me like most of the important ingredients to basic citrus bitters, but weaker. I guess it’s exactly what it says on the theoretical bottle.

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