The Bear Necessities

  • Base Spirit Bourbon
  • Preparation Shaken
  • Flavor Boozy
  • Served Up

Josh Cameron, head bartender at Boulton & Watt in New York City, created the Bear Necessities, a shaken high-rye bourbon cocktail with lime juice, amaro, and simple syrup. “The inspiration for this cocktail was the good, simple life, with the fig being something I imagine a bear eating, and the dehydrated lemon representing floating on ones back down a lazy river,” says Cameron. “The cocktail is Redemption [High Rye Bourbon] forward, and the sour/fresh citrus, sweet fruits of the fig, and the bitterness of the Fernet sit well together.”

–Brett Moskowitz @bmoskowitz

Print Recipe
The Bear Necessities
  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker. Add ice.
  2. Shake until cold.
  3. Double strain into a coupe.
  4. Garnish with dehydrated lemon.

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