The Kentucky Derby Cocktail

I guess I should have made this one a few weeks ago, but whatever. It comes from Ted Saucier’s 1951 book, Bottoms Up, and he credits the drink to one Bill Corum, then-president of Churchill Downs. The Recipe: 2/3 bourbon 1/3 Benedectine (I used 2 oz. of bourbon) Shake with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass with one large lump of ice, or cracked ice. Add a twist of lemon. Kentucky Derby Looks pretty much like bourbon. Tastes not unlike Drambuie. It’s basically slightly sweetened, somewhat herbalized bourbon, with a hint of citrus. Not especially exciting, but a nice way to get some bourbon in you without drinking it straight. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Four livers.

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