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Basil Hayden's Last Stand

Subtle hints of lemon and absinthe accentuate this bourbon cocktail.


  • 1/4 oz Absinthe
  • 1 1/4 oz Basil Hayden's Bourbon
  • 4 dashes Bitters
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • Club soda


  1. Add the absinthe to a pint glass and swirl to thoroughly coat the glass.

  2. Discard any excess absinthe and add the bourbon and bitters.

  3. Squeeze the lemon wedge into the glass and drop it in.

  4. Fill three-quarters of the way with ice and stir swiftly for 20 seconds.

  5. Top with soda.