1 1⁄4 oz Bourbon, Bulleit
1 1⁄4 oz Sloe gin
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice

Stir (or shake), strain, straight up, coupe


Robert Hess recommends Bulleit bourbon. Use good sloe gin, such as Plymouth.

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Posted by Dan on 8/29/2011
Created by
Stan Jones, James Complete Barguide, or earlier
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3.5 stars
(16 ratings)
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  • I added a (lean) 1/4 oz of simple and I think it's great. Super well balanced and nice depth. I used an older bottle of Old Forester Signature Bourbon, which is a great choice for this. — ★★★★
  • Added 1/4 oz simple per comments. Good as I made it, undoubtedly still better with better sloe gin than I used. Could be a good holiday variant of a whiskey sour. — ★★★★
  • Accessible. LIke a sloe berry whiskey sour. A touch sour. Maybe reduce lemon a bit, or add 1/4 oz simple. Used Bulleit rye. — ★★★★★
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Quite tart, but really good. 4.5 as it is, but I have to believe 1 tsp of rich syrup would make it a 5.

I added the 1/4 of simple -- a little less.  Great balance of sweet, sour, and bourbon-y oomph. I used Old Forester Signature, which worked splendidly.