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Fools & Horses’ Before the War Whiskey Cocktail

Whiskey cocktail: Fools and Horses Before the War

A rye-bourbon cocktail with layers of flavor.

Collin Nicholas, owner of Fools & Horses in Portland, was looking to create a whiskey cocktail that, according to him, “offered both texture and well-defined layers of flavor.” He found it by using a tawny port and Campari to enhance the split-base of rye and bourbon.


  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. China China
  • 1/2 oz. tawny port
  • 1/4 oz. white crème de cacao
  • 1/4 oz. Campari
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:Old Fashioned


Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Stir to chill, then strain into an ice-filled glass.

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