Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | November 21, 2012

The Bukowski

I’ve never seen a cocktail recipe that included Jeppson’s Malort before. Malort is a famously bitter (some say unto disgusting) spirit, popular in Chicago and amongst masochistic cocktail enthusiasts. As I am a sane person with no desire to regularly inflict too much pain on my taste buds, I do not keep a bottle of Jeppson’s Malort around my house and therefore have not tried this cocktail to assess its merits. Nonetheless, if for no other reason than novelty (and possibly trolling the gentlemen of Scofflaw’s Den), I present to you The Bukowski.

The Bukowski

1.5 oz Malort
0.5 oz Drambuie
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz fresh orange juice
0.5 oz honey syrup (1:1)
5 large basil leaves

Combine ingredients in an ice filled shaker. Shake until you’re confident the Malort is mostly hidden behind the other ingredients. Strain and serve on the rocks, but be prepared to duck in the event the person drinking this cocktail throws it back in your face.

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