Cocktail Of The Day- Bourbon Renewal

Cocktail Of The Day (because it’s always cocktail hour somewhere in the world). Recently Erick Castro wrote an article on nine modern classic cocktails. I decided to check out a few of these and see what all the fuss is about.


And because I will be heading to Portland, OR next week, I thought it only fitting to start by with the Bourbon Renewal. This Jeff Morgenthaler original is perhaps one of the most ordered drinks at Clyde Common. I can certainly vouch for it’s deliciousness and based on the criteria outlined by Castro (delicious flavour, readily accessible ingredients, solid name) I think it fits the modern classic bill!


2 oz Bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz crème de cassis
1/2 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.