1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon, Bulleit
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
3⁄4 oz Falernum
1 sli Orange (as garnish)

Shake and strain, garnish with orange slice

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  • Love it. Used Knob Creek. I didn’t think it was too sweet with Velvet Falernum. — ★★★★★
  • Made with BG Reynolds Falernum syrup, and one ds Bitter Truth Creole, one ds Peychaud's. Excellent - a bit sweet, but very tasty. — ★★★★★
  • Great with Bullit — ★★★★★
  • A++ Amazingly well balanced. Perfect cocktail. — ★★★★★
  • Notes of orange and clove. A touch sweet- might try with 1/2 oz falernum next time. Fun to find a recipe with bourbon, elderflower, and falernum. — ★★★★★
  • Nice balance. Great use of St. Germain that doesn't make the drink only about the St. Germain. Tasty! — ★★★★★
  • Bourbon- sweet, sour
  • Very nice, maybe a little sweet. Cut back on falernum next time, or make sure a full measure of lime juice. — ★★★★
  • Orangey! — ★★★★
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Casey commented on 8/09/2013:

This is why we love Brother Cleve. If you haven't tried it, make yourself one

I've been looking for something to do with my Velvet Falernum, and this is it! What an incredibly well balanced drink. A perfect intro for those that think they don't like bourbon. I've already tricked a few friends into liking a bourbon with this one.

Is this alcoholic Falernum (i.e. Velvet) or non-alcoholic Falernum syrup? The reference link is dead as of 2018. Thanks!

This article says Fee's non-alcoholic, straight from the horse's mouth. I've made it with rum-based homemade falernum though and it was outstanding. 

Thanks Craig! I don't have homemade, so I will try it with syrup per the article you linked - Cheers.

Tasty! Good if you like your drink on the sweeter side, but not cloying.

yarm commented on 1/28/2021:

My notes from: https://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2010/03/ninth-ward.html

It was created with Bulleit Bourbon and Fee's Falernum syrup for Tales of the Cocktail 2008 in tribute to the hardest struck part of New Orleans three years prior during Hurricane Katrina. It was loosely based off of Boston's own Ward Eight: "I wanted to create a drink for the event that would have some sort of New Orleans and Boston connection... So my idea was to take the Ward Eight, the best-known drink created in Boston, and turn it into a tropical cocktail for New Orleans." The recipe from way back had no garnish.