14 July 2010

The Valcour Cocktail

I have come up with a cocktail that is just perfect for sipping on the back porch durning the Summer months. It is somewhere between a Mint Julep, an Old Fashion and iced tea. Let's call it The Valcour.


  • 4 oz of black tea bourbon (to make -soak an ice tea, tea bag in 8 oz of good bourbon for 8 hours)
  • 6 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters
  • 3 bourbon cherries (to make -soak dried cherries in bourbon for a week)
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 3 tbs of simple syrup


Muddle the mint leaves and cherries in the bottom of 10 oz rocks glass. Place ice, bitters, simple syrup & bourbon into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Strain into your prepared glass to serve it 'neat' or over 2 large ice cubes for 'on the rocks'. Let stand for 30 second - it will have a frothy head. Sip & enjoy.

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