2 oz Bourbon
1⁄2 oz Cassis
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup (or less)

Shake, strain, rocks.


Nick Guy, at the link, recommends starting with a 1/4 oz of simple and adding more to taste.

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Created by
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland, OR.
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  • Nice drink although the experience feels a little unfocused. — ★★★
  • refreshing and interesting, not too difficult to make but also not that complex — ★★★★
  • Used just a bit of simple - nice drink — ★★★★
  • I use a bit of extra cassis and no simple. Fell in love with this cocktail at Clyde Common happy hour in 2015 or so after hiking Forest Park trails. Popular at my house late summer 2017... — ★★★★★
  • Used the full 1/2 oz simple and didn't seem too sweet. (I wonder if my cassis is esp. tart.) Accessible like a whiskey sour but more interesting. — ★★★★★
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1/2 oz. simple is too much for my taste. I'd start with none and go from there.