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Isn't it funny how perspective can alter perception? For example, I almost never want soda added to my cocktail, but if you suggest adding something spirited to a soda, well hey now, I'm listening. Similarly, I am rarely interested in a drink that's sweet and creamy, but if you're going to propose a hefty dose of quality rum in a creamy dessert, I'm all ears! (The orange juice and champagne problem is sort of a trick question: I will always prefer a glass of champagne to a mimosa. I might be an outlier, but I will never understand the appeal of that combination -- pouring orange juice into wine OR pouring wine into orange juice... That said, yes, I'm a fan of the French 75 and entirely on board with the use of sparkling wine as a lengthener in certain cocktails.)
This drink came from the desire for something crisp, complex, cold, and quenchy... The bourbon was the the excellent afterthought! And I never would have gotten there from the other side (i.e., coming to the idea of adding several ounces of soda to a bourbon drink). What funny creatures we humans are...
Credit to thebitterfairy
Bitter Bourbon Fizz
1 oz bourbon
1 oz Byrrh
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz amaro Braulio
1 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz homemade grenadine
3 oz club soda or to taste
Pour everything but soda and herbs into #glass full of ice, stir, add #soda , and garnish.
Cheers with Cocktail #byrrh 🍸🔞 .
Byrrh is the French Classic #apéritif based #wine and cinchona since 1866 in South of FRANCE near #perpignan.