101 Best New Cocktails 2013: McMillian by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.

by Gaz Regan · Thursday, April 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

McMillian

Adapted from a recipe by Geoffrey Wilson, Loa, New Orleans, LA.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Made on Chris McMillian’s birthday using all ingredients that he’s used in his cocktails. I know, I know.  I promise not to name anything else after him and start naming cocktails after Laura now.  But I guess it’s a tribute to both of ’em and how they welcomed my family into their family.” Geoffrey Wilson.

60 ml (2 oz) Rittenhouse rye whiskey

15 ml (.5 oz) orange curacao

15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat syrup

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Bénédictine

7.5 ml (.25 oz) fresh lemon juice

1 dash Angostura bitters

5 mint leaves (reserve 1 for garnish)

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled glass (use a strainer and tea strainer).  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens, are, for sure, a few of my favorite things.  They rank alongside Rittenhouse Rye, Bénédictine, and Angostura bitters, so this baby grabbed my attention immediately I saw it.  Chris McMillian: Your namesake cocktail ain’t too shabby at all!  Nicely done,  Geoffrey.

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