The Van Damme

Boozy Black Manhattan twist heavy on the bitters and balanced with the sweetness of chartreuse.
2 oz Overproof bourbon, Old Grand Dad 114
12 oz Cynar
12 oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 ds Peychaud's Bitters
Stir, strain over large cube/sphere, orange twist.
Spawned from a gentleman who loved bitter-heavy rye cocktails and anything with a badass name.
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1 Comment

Ahhh! Bourbon and Cynar... a

Ahhh! Bourbon and Cynar... a good combination, indeed! Add some yellow Chartreuese and Peychaud's bitters (with an orange twist, of course), and you have a wonderful libation. The Van Damme is exactly that; a wonderful libation. The bourbon (Baker's in this case) comes through like a champ, and the Cynar is hidden by the Chartreuse. But everything comes together as it should.

I do wonder, however, how this drink would taste with a lower proof, say in the 90 proof range? Some may prefer it that way. Regardless, for those who enjoy an overproof bourbon drink, The Van Damme will hit the spot. I rate it at 4.0. A nice before dinner drink!