101 Best New Cocktails: Lillie’s Pride by Lynn House, Blackbird, Chicago

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Adapted from a recipe by Lynn House, Blackbird, Chicago, IL.

60 ml (2 oz) Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon
10 ml (.33 oz) Mathilde black currant liqueur
10 ml (.33 oz) fresh lemon juice
30 ml (1 oz) Maple Spiced Cherry Syrup*
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

*Maple Spice Cherry Syrup: Combine 1 quart pitted bing cherries, ½ cup organic maple syrup, 4 teaspoons habanero jelly, and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon in a large heavy saucepan. Simmer until the cherries start to burst. Cool, then puree and double-strain. Store in the refrigerator.
gaz sez: Lynn’s brilliance shines right through in this drink, and it’s her Maple Spice Cherry Syrup, along with her choice of great bottlings of bourbon and liqueur, that makes it stand out so well. Nicely done, Lynn.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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