2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Aromatized wine, Lillet Blanc
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

Shake and Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish


Gary Regan states "Adapted from a recipe by Ted Haigh, Dr. Cocktail, of Los Angeles."

Cocktail summary
Created by
Ted Haigh, Gary Regan
Is an
authentic recipe

Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan, p. 279

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  • Prefer it with overproof rye and ⅔ oz of banane. Good with Cocchi, too. — ★★★★★
  • Used Cocchi Americano and homemade crème. Good but too sweet. — ★★★
  • Like banana bread. Sweet but for me not overwhelmingly so. — ★★★★★
  • sub bourbon for rye
  • As suggested, subbed in Rittenhouse and Cocchi Americano, and found the result sweet but refreshing. — ★★★★
  • Good but too sweet, try with rye or 1/2oz creme de banane — ★★★★
  • Made with Four Roses small batch, Giffard Banane du Brasil and BT creole. I would not make this with Bourbon - not enough contrast between the bourbon and the banana. Perhaps high-proof rye. Banana dominates, sweet. — ★★★
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Haigh does shake this, though conventional wisdom would have it stirred.

Balanced, but kInd of cloying. I would try again with high proof rye and cocchi or kina rather than lillet. Might actually still need a dash or rinse of absinthe so the anise doesn't get totally lost beneath the sweet banana-y flavors.