For almost a century, no cognacs with the designation XXO were produced. Then in 2018 XXO was officially approved by the National…
- 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.”
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- Combine ingredients in a shaker. Add ice.
- Shake until cold.
- Double strain into a coupe.
- Garnish with dehydrated lemon.