2 oz Overproof bourbon
1⁄2 oz Balsamic Vinegar
1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
1⁄2 oz Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)

Shake and strain over ice in a DOF; garnish.


Original specs Johnny Drum, a bourbon the bartender describes as "savory," and Metista aged balsamic.

Cocktail summary
Picture of Inkwell
Created by
Ryan Haile, Bocanova, Oakland, California (USA)
Is an
authentic recipe
Not yet rated
4.5 stars
(10 ratings)
Cocktail Book
Log in or sign up to start building your Cocktail Book.
From other users
  • Bitters, Vinegar, and bourbon work reallyy well together. essentially a great funky version of a bourbon sour
  • Roughly whiskey sour-like, with the vinegar and heavy bitters bringing in fascinating twists in the finish.
Similar cocktails
  • Chelsea Manning — Bourbon, Demerara Rum, Bitters, Lime juice, Orange marmalade, Demerara syrup
  • Sitting With Stella — Rye, Celery bitters, Bitters, Aromatized wine, Simple syrup, Lemon juice
  • Starfish & Coffee — Bourbon, Aperol, Coffee Pecan Bitters, Lemon juice, Egg white, Blackberry preserves, Star anise, Grade B maple syrup
  • Dead Letter Office — Bourbon, Curaçao, Falernum, Bitters, Grapefruit juice, Lemon juice, Grapefruit peel
  • Carpano Sour — Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Egg white, Maraschino cherry
  • Low tide — Bourbon, Falernum, Bitters, Allspice Dram, Lemon juice
  • The Shark Eye — Bourbon, Rye, Maraschino Liqueur, Peychaud's Bitters, Bitters, Curaçao, Lemon juice, Passion fruit syrup
  • Storm Watch, Crystal Beach — Whiskey, Bourbon, Suze, Bitters, Pastis, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Creolita — Añejo rum, Sweet vermouth, Bénédictine, Amer Picon, Lime juice, Salt
  • The Smoked Rose — Blended Scotch, Aperol, Bitters, Lemon juice, Grenadine, Egg white