Cocktail Recipes

The Fortified Belle

Esquire's Fortified Belle cocktail recipe with Belle Meade Bourbon

Mixologist Greg Best from Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta whipped up this little diddy for Esquire's "Drink of the Week."

"The whole idea of stirred and boozy big bold drinks is really popular right now. Something I want to avoid is doing what everyone else is doing, but the fact of the matter is that certain boozy whiskey drinks are delicious, especially when it's fall. I thought it'd be funny to create one that looks a bit more feminine, sounds a bit more feminine, but still scratches that itch for a bold, stirred cocktail with a few nuances to soften it just a touch, and — gentrify it, if you will."

1 1/2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Luxardo Bitter
Barspoon Galliano
2 dashes Regan's Orange bitters
Lemon wedge

Combine ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, stir. Strain into coupe. Garnish with lemon wedge on rim.

Creator: Greg Best