"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
2 dashes Regan's Orange bitters
Combine ingredients in mixing glass, add ice, stir. Strain into coupe. Garnish with lemon wedge on rim.
Creator: Greg Best