Richy Rich could appreciate this well-balanced cocktails made with high-proof bourbon and touch of sweet of grenadine. Created by the genius mixologists at New York City's Employees Only Bar, it cries out for a smoking jacket and a big cigar. Taken from Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined (Ten Speed Press).

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Baker’s 107-proof bourbon
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe bitters
  • 1 lemon wheel, for garnish

Preparation

Step 1:

Pour the bourbon, juice, syrup, grenadine and bitters into a mixing glass. Add large cold ice cubes and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds.

Step 2:

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon wheel.