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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Smash: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

by Sydney "Brown Nose" Blanchard

It's National Bourbon Heritage Month, and some NOLA bartenders are taking notice by mixing up some specialty cocktails to celebrate this September.

What better way to start off National Bourbon Heritage Month than with a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Smash by the mixologists at Emeril's?

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Smash at Emeril's in New Orleans

Try out this refreshing bourbon cocktail this month to get you in the mood for citrus season!

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Smash

Wedge of satsuma or orange
1 ounce Buffalo Trace Bourbon
¾ ounce Grand Marnier
½ ounce Cherry Heering
½ ounce Falernum (liqueur/syrup with a sweetened combination of flavors including almond, ginger, clove, lime, vanilla, and allspice)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Satsuma or orange wheel for garnish

Muddle the citrus wedge in a cocktail shaker then add the remaining ingredients except the citrus wheel. Add ice, shake and pour into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a citrus wheel.