The Changeling Cocktail

The Changeling Cocktail

Alright, back in full action with this cocktail creation of mine (a variation on the proportions of the Preakness) that can rival any classic low ball drink on the rocks. I’d suggest sticking with the proportions given below to get the cleanest version of the drink on the palate. The bourbon comes through fine but the Benedictine and vermouth give the drink enough balance to make it go down easy.

While you’re enjoying the Changeling take notice of how all the ingredients have their place in the sequence of each sip. The lemon is immediately apparent in the aroma, the bourbon is initially strong but it fades into the sweet vermouth and bitters and leaves the Benedictine to linger after you’re done. As you can probably tell…I’m a big fan of this one. Here’s how to make it:

2 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. Benedictine
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon peel

The Changeling Cocktail

In an ice-filled low ball glass, combine the ingredients in the order given above. Stir the ingredients until cold, and then drop the lemon peel directly into the drink. Enjoy!

The Changeling Cocktail

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