Lafayette
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About this Cocktail

Think of this as what would happen if Arnold Palmer liked drinking while driving the golf cart as much as the rest of us.

There are a few variations of this floating around Charleston at the moment but I still go back to my version for the simplicity.

Love this as a summer cocktail.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz Bulleit Rye
  • 1 oz Averna amaro
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass with a stirring spoon from your collection. Fill glass with ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a low ball over a cube. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

I resist the urge to shake this cocktail merely to retain the clarity to resemble a sweet tea. I am from Charleston after all.

5 Comments
  • Tim Schondelmayer
    Made this with Willet Rye and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing!
  • Niz Biz
    Big hitter at work now might end up on the menu
  • Matt Walker
    Glad to hear others enjoy it as much as me! The other variations introduce grapefruit to the cocktail in place of the simple or as the lone citrus. You can play around with those. If either of those make the menu you can keep it classy and to the French name by listing grapefruit as pamplemousse. 😉
  • Joshua Zelden
    Mixed it up a little. 1 oz Bulleit Rye, 1 oz Averna, squeeze of lemon juice, .25 simple syrup, stir, over ice, lemon peel garnish. Gold.
  • Joshua Zelden
    Wait... With splash of soda on top.

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