[Adapted from the show script]
At the end of a stunning week, here's how you make an Improved Whiskey Cocktail.
This is a Jerry Thomas drink that dates back to the 1870s. A 19th century "whiskey cocktail" is what we now call an Old Fashioned: whiskey with sugar and bitters. An improved whiskey cocktail is that, but with the addition of two other sweetening agents in very small proportions.
- Swirl absinthe in glass, throw out the absinthe and fill the glass with ice
In mixing glass:
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- ¼ oz. simple syrup (sugar water)
- ¼ oz. Maraschino
- 2 oz. bonded rye
Add ice to the mixing glass and stir.
Strain into your prepared glass.
Add a lemon twist to the drink as a garnish.