Lewis & Martin
This complex, unexpected libation is the kind of thing that earned mixologist Ted Haigh the “Dr. Cocktail” moniker. He specifies Lillet Blanc, but any white tonic wine will do. Don’t even try this with a bottom-shelf banana liqueur like 99 Bananas or Hiram Walker. Save this drink for when you find a really excellent crème de banane; the acrid sweetness of the crappy stuff completely kills the drink.
- 2 parts Bourbon or Rye whiskey
- 1 part White wine apéritif
- ¾ part Banana liqueur
- 2 dashes Creole bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupé glass. Garnish with a lemon twist – a thick one, and squeeze it over the surface of the drink right before you serve it.
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