April 4, 2014

Browned Butter Bourbon | a cocktail

bulleit bourbon
lemon syrup & bitters
step 1: brown the butter (slowly, it browns quickly) 
step 2: pour browned butter into bourbon
step 3: shake well & refrigerate for 1-2 hours 
step 4: remove from fridge & scoop hardened butter out
step 5: filter browned butter infused bourbon 
step 6: be patient 
step 7: add bitters, lemon syrup and/or orange as desired 
step 8: burn wood or shavings & mix cocktail in smoke 

my girlfriend, Lauren, is whiskey obsessed. when we first started dating I spent countless dinners chocking down fiery cocktails and playing it cool but somewhere along the way I fell in love with it too. although cocktails are usually reserved for a weekend treat...it's only spring break for three more days so I indulged. when I was living in Alphabet City I fell in love with The Wayland's whiskey cocktails and in particular The Moxie. if you find yourself in that area it is worth stopping by for some ricotta and sausage flat bread and a cocktail. 

i'm no bartender but it was a lot of fun to play around with flavors like smoke and browned butter. to find out how to make more delicious smoky cocktails check out Man Made! the NY Times Sunday Mag also has a great recipe for browned butter old fashioned.

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