Monday, October 25, 2010

Cocktail of the Week: The Aqueduct

Created at the Thoroughbred Club in Charleston, South Carolina and named after a racetrack in New York City, this drink is a nice bridge between a summery Tom Collins and a snifter of brandy by a roaring fire. In other words, prefect for a Texas autumn evening.

Makes one cocktail.

2 maraschino cherries, plus 1 maraschino cherry and 1 orange wheel skewered on a pick for garnish
1 orange slice, halved crosswise
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce chilled club soda

In a rocks glass, muddle the 2 cherries with the orange slice, Simple Syrup and bitters. Add the bourbon, then fill the glass with ice and add the club soda. Pour the drink back and forth between the rocks glass and a pint glass 3 times, then pour it into the rocks glass. Garnish with the skewered cherry and orange wheel.

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