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The Beastiary

SAM_1118 The BestiaryThe Alabazam is a brandy cocktail usually credited to Leo Engels, an American bartender (working in London) who published the recipe in 1878 (recipe number 192 by the way) in his cocktail book, American and Other Drinks. The recipe bears a resemblance to the modern Sidecar, but with one significant difference. Mr. Engels used a large dose of Angostura Bitters in the recipe (with the lemon juice and orange Curacao). I found that the recipe works best with a strong oaky Brandy which can stand up to the bitters and punch back at them. It occurred to my while I was writing this review, that perhaps a strong robust Whiskey like Booker’s would stand up to those bitters and punch back as well.

I decided to call this recipe which uses Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon, the Beastiary.

The Beastiary

1 3/4 oz Booker’s True Barrel Bourbon
2 teaspoons Orange Curacao
1 teaspoon Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon fine white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Shake well over fine (crushed ) ice
Strain into a wine glass

Enjoy Responsibly (perhaps over the course of an entire evening)!

Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

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