Saturday, February 18, 2017


1 1/2 oz Bourbon Whiskey (Larceny)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Peach Bitters (Fee's)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass with 2 oz champagne (Willm Blanc de Blancs), and garnish with a lemon twist.

After a busy Saturday night bar shift two weeks ago, I felt the need for a nightcap before I opened the next morning for a brunch shift. Therefore, I reached for Paul Clarke's The Cocktail Chronicles for the answer. In the list of flagged drinks to make, the Howitzer as a whiskey French 75 variation stood out. The recipe was crafted by Neal Bodenheimer of New Orleans' The Cure; Neal described his creation on the Barnotes app as, "From our original cocktail list when we opened Cure. A simple variation of the classic French 75 using Bourbon and peach in place of gin or brandy."
The Howitzer presented a lemon, white wine, and Bourbon aroma. Next, the sip shared a carbonated lemon and wine combination, and the swallow paired the wheated whiskey with fruity peach notes.

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