Famous mixologist Jason Kosmas might’ve left town to start his 86 Company in Austin, but at least Dallas still has Eddie Eakin. This man knows his drinks. He knows ‘em so well that Town & Country, the magazine, has decided to give its name to Eakin’s $11 cocktail at Boulevardier. “The ingredient list includes Bulleit bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula vermouth, Crown Maple dark amber syrup and Bar Keep apple bitters,” says the press release.
Eakin also goes on in the release to say, “I wanted to come up with something simple for a reader to replicate – no infusions, no syrups, no juicing. The drink also represents a publication that has been in print since the mid 1800s, and a staple in American homes since before I was born. If you break it down, it is really a blend of a little ‘Manhattan’ and a little ‘Old Fashioned’, two of the most quintessential classic cocktails. Apply this concept with bourbon, the most American of spirits, age old american flavors such as maple and apple, and you have the ‘Town and Country’ cocktail.”
Congratulations, Eakin. Keep doing us proud.
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