Bourbon Renewal


The Bourbon Renewal was created by bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common. “It’s been a staple of mine for nearly fifteen years, and was one of the first drinks I ever created.” I came across it on a website iterating a list of modern drinks that deserved to be classics. Who could resist? A modern take on a Whiskey Sour with the added twist of crème de cassis to boost eh sweet.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cassis
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with lemon.

The verdict: well, there was instant call for a second round to see if it really was as good as it seemed. But with two and half ounces of booze wiser heads prevailed, But we will be trying this one again.

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