For my first appearance as guest writer here at Bourbon & Oak, I’ll share a cocktail which combines 5 different spirits. Some of my favorite cocktails contain only ingredients that consist of alcohol. The Negroni and Manhattan cocktails are amoung them. I live close to an area called 5 points in Jacksonville, FL and this drink is in honor of this hip little neighborhood. Remember, with cocktails that contain only alcohol, stir the drink around 30 to 40 times so that it becomes chilled but not diluted and maintains a silky quality.
1 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
1 oz Laird’s applejack
1/2 oz Solerno Blood Orange liqueur
1/4 oz Fernet Branca
1/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
orange twist for garnish
In a mixing glass, combine all five ingredients.
Add ice. Stir vigorously 30 to 40 times.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with an orange twist (make sure to twist the garnish over the drink to release the essential oils)
Written By Marlon Hall