I have a love of obscure, old-fashioned cocktails. They are so mysterious and have crazy names. Like this one. Joel started making this for us when we really got into drinking bourbon about 3 years ago. He just looked up bourbon drinks and made it randomly for us one night.
The thing about vintage drinks… you won’t necessarily find them at a bar. I went out shortly after we started making this drink at home and got a very quizzical look from the bar tender. I told them what was in it and they made me one almost as good as we make at home. It’s a straightforward drink that’s hard to mess up.
I like to call this version a “red stiletto” because of the added pickled rosemary cherry. Super fast happy hour at home!
You just measure one the booze, add a little amaretto, and the juice of a lemon.
Add a couple ice cubes and the cherry garnish.
I like to add a few drops of the pickling liquid from the cherries too. You could also add a rosemary sprig garnish!
Super tart, refreshing, and boozy!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 teaspoon Amaretto
- 5 drops bitters
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- Stir in a short glass and serve with ice.
- For a red stiletto, add a couple pickled rosemary cherries.