Happy Monday everyone!
We’ll be honest: although we love all of our original drinks, there are some that have a special place in our heart. And today’s drink is one of them. Forgive us for saying so, but we tend to think this one is an instant classic. Not bragging, just truth telling.
Because really, when you take a little bourbon, a little spice, a little citrus, and shake it up with a little bit of magic, you get something absolutely delicious!
And so, we present to you, A Hard Day’s Night!
And so that is just what we did!
So, without further ado, for A Hard Day’s Night, you will need:
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz Falernum
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 tbsp lemon juice, plus lemon peel (for garnish)
Gather your ingredients plus your cocktail shaker, jiggers, fruit press, measuring spoons, and martini glass.
First, fill your martini glass with ice to chill while you make your drink. This will ensure that the drink maintains its temperature for as long as possible.
Next, cut a piece of lemon peel to use for your garnish. Hold your lemon vertically in one hand and rock your knife back and forth through the skin with the other. Make sure to only cut the yellow peel and not the white pith. Once you have a piece about 1 – 2 inches long, set it aside.
Now place your bitters directly into your shaker glass. Remember to hold your bottle vertically directly over the glass, each shake is one dash.
Now squeeze your 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and add that in.
Follow that up with your 1 1/2 oz (modern shot) of bourbon.
Add in your 1/2 oz of Falernum.
Now the Grand Marnier.
Fill your shaker tin 2/3 full of ice, pour your ingredients over, secure your shaker glass, and shake for 30-60 seconds.
Now remove the ice from your martini glass and strain your drink in there!
Now add your lemon peel on top, and you are ready to go!
Ta-da! One of our absolutely favorite creations to date.
Enjoy it, everyone!