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Cotillion Cocktail

The vibrant flavors of orange and lemon juice balance out the warm vanilla and oak notes of aged spirits in this classic cocktail. At Café Cancale in Chicago, Scott Kennedy tweaks the ratios and uses dry curaçao instead of triple sec.


  • 1 oz. bourbon (Kennedy uses Old Forester 86 proof)
  • ¾ oz. aged rum (Kennedy uses Angostura 5 year)
  • ½ oz. dry curaçao
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. fresh orange juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:flamed orange peel


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake to chill. Double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

Adapted from the Stork Club Bar Book by Scott Kennedy, Café Cancale, Chicago

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