Frisco Sour

[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

A complex rye cocktail in which Benedictine plays a small but delicious role, the Frisco Sour marries the spiciness of rye to the sweet herbal qualities of Benedictine. But because Benedictine's sweetness can so easily overpower other ingredients, it's held in check here by lemon juice. In this dry, bracing drink, rye takes the forefront.

Note: If the drink is too dry for your taste, increase the Benedictine to 3/4 ounce.

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Frisco Sour

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: Cocktail 101: Bourbon and Rye Drinks from a Low-Stocked Bar
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Benedictine (see note above)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon

Procedures

  1. 1

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add rye, Benedictine, and lemon juice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass and serve.

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