Some cocktails make you stand at attention, pucker up and take notice. The Double Eagle cocktail is one such drink. Its simple structure makes this ideal for splitting in half for moderate sipping or on the rocks pour. This cocktail also leans a bit toward tart rather than too sweet which allows room for adjustment for those who like to tweak to taste. After all, cocktail hour should be about enjoying a drink how you like it.
Double Eagle Cocktail
2 ounces Bourbon
2 ounces Southern Comfort
2 ounces Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Or better yet, divide this drink evenly between two smaller cocktail glasses and share with someone.
Wow! Lemon truly overtakes the cocktail until it warms to room temperature a tiny bit. Adjusting the ratio of Southern Comfort, downplaying the lemon juice or adding a splash of simple syrup does Double Eagle justice in smoothing out the flavor. The aroma is quite pleasant reminding of fresh lemonade without all the sugar. Bourbon is exceedingly mellow in the background.
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