The Towncar Cocktail

When one of the regulars at Apis Restaurant and Apiary in Austin couldn’t choose between three classic cocktails—the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Sidecar—bartender Chelsea Carter invented this mashup on the fly by using the best components of each.

1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Cognac
½ oz. dry curaçao
½ oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: lemon twist

Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice to chill. Strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube, then garnish.

Chelsea Carter, Apis Restaurant & Apiary, Austin


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