3⁄4 oz Dry vermouth, Vya
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1 sli Lemon (or twist, as garnish)

Stir all ingredients gently with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a small lemon wheel on the rim, or a lemon twist.


Originally inspired by Difford's "Bourbonella," which features triple sec and grenadine.

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Posted by tzef on 2/05/2014
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Apt. 10 Provisions, San Francisco, CA
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  • I made it with Elijah Craig 12 Yr Old bourbon. Probably would have been better w the 4 Roses. Also only had Noily Pratt Dry vermouth May try again w 4 Roses and Dolin or the suggested Vya.
  • Subbed Atsby Armadillo Cake for the Vya, with excellent results. — ★★★★★
  • Whiskey sour on steroids. Delicious! — ★★★★★
  • Didn't have the recommended vermouth. Used 1/2 recommended part sweet Vermut Lacuesta and 1/2 part Gran Classico bitters. Interesting
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Subbed Atsby Armadillo Cake vermouth for the Vya. Outstanding!

I had to sub for Woodford and Noily Pratt. Luxardo is an overpowering flavor for me so I dropped to 1/2 oz and added 1/4 oz simple syrup. Nice twist on the usual whiskey sour!